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Skins

The movie Skins was based on the book Skins.

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Movie details for Skins

The movie was released in 2002. Skins was produced by First Look Pictures. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Graham Greene (II), Eric Schweig, Joseph American Horse, Nathaniel Arcand, Wilda Asimont, Dave Bald Eagle, Bruce Bennett (IV), Robert A. Bennett, Gil Birmingham, Joe Black Elk, Kato Buss, Jenny Cheng, Gerald Tokala Clifford, Dale Cooks, Gary Farmer, Lois Red Elk, Chaske Spencer, Michelle Thrush and Noah Watts.

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A dark and moving tale of bitter helplessness turned to vigilante rage, Skins is the second feature film directed by Chris Eyre (Smoke Signals). As with the previous movie, Skins concerns two very different and determined protagonists who have grown up to... Read More
A dark and moving tale of bitter helplessness turned to vigilante rage, Skins is the second feature film directed by Chris Eyre (Smoke Signals). As with the previous movie, Skins concerns two very different and determined protagonists who have grown up together: a cop, Rudy Yellow Lodge (Eric Schweig), on the Lakota reservation's police force, and his older brother Mogie (Graham Greene), an unrepentant drunk. Frustrated by Mogie's self-destruction and outraged by rampant alcoholism throughout the rez (with the disease's concomitant social violence and general hell-raising at an all-time high), Rudy resorts to off-duty, anonymous jungle justice--beating suspects and torching a Nebraska border-town liquor store--with tragic consequences. Eyre's unflinching eye for reservation horrors and the exploitation of Indians is compelling; his compassion for characters grasping at hope is equally strong. Skins benefits mightily from Schweig and Greene's strong performances; in all, this is an underrated drama waiting for a real audience. --Tom Keogh

Book details for Skins

Skins was written by Adrian C. Louis. The book was published in 1995 by Ellis Pr. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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SKINS is Adrian C. Louis's realistic novel of life on Pine Ridge Reservation, the story of two brothers--one a rez cop, the other an alcoholic--and their relationship with each other, with their people, with their environment. Chris Eyre's film version o... Read More
SKINS is Adrian C. Louis's realistic novel of life on Pine Ridge Reservation, the story of two brothers--one a rez cop, the other an alcoholic--and their relationship with each other, with their people, with their environment. Chris Eyre's film version of SKINS is scheduled for release by Firstlook Pictures in August 2002.

A cloth edition of SKINS was published by Crown in 1995. It is now out of print.