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Skin Game

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  1. Charthead says:
    13 of 13 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    An excellent study of white-black relationships 150 years ag, June 8, 1999
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    This review is from: Skin Game [VHS] (VHS Tape)

    I was impressed by the willingness of the producers to use the attitudes and language true to the era. Lou Gossett is superb as the “slave” as he switches from groveling chattel to Garner’s equal and Edward Asner as the sadistic bully.

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  2. Indian Prairie Public Library "ippl.info" says:
    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Very Enjoyable James Garner Comedy With An Edge, August 19, 2005
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    Charthead (Iowa) –
    This review is from: Skin Game [VHS] (VHS Tape)

    In the mid-70′s James Garner & Louis Gossett teamed up in two memorable episodes of “The Rockford Files”. Before that, however, they starred in “The Skin Game” with Susan Clark (best known as the mother on the t.v. show “Webster”). The Skin game is a smart comedy which also functions as an effective critique of the institution of slavery. All three stars are appealing and Garner does what he did best in “Maverick” and Rockford — the con game. The con here is simple but enjoyable. The movie includes good performances by several familiar character actors of the era and features Ed Asner as the slave-trading bad guy. Due to “political correctness” I don’t know if this movie could get made today, which is a shame. Highly recommended!

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  3. Anonymous says:
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Both funny and wrenching., September 30, 2010
    This review is from: Skin Game (DVD)

    James Garner and Louis Gossett are two buddies in 1850s America. The two con men travel to small towns around the south. At each new town Garner sells his “slave” Gossett then later helps him escape. When the two meet an equally brazen con woman and a ruthless runaway slave hunter, their game goes terribly wrong. Both funny and wrenching, this is a different kind of buddy movie.

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