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Skins Movie Review Summary

Actors: Eric Schweig, Graham Greene, Gary Farmer

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“Skins” is a disturbing film shot on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation, where 75% unemployment and rampant alcoholism have made it America's poorest county. Only two miles from the Nebraska border, the Indians legally purchase cans of Colt 45 and openly drink. It is also near Wounded Knee, representing the white man's slaughter of their American Indian race.
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The film centers on two Sioux brothers with very different lives. The older Mogey (Graham Greene) is a witty but disruptive alcoholic Vietnam vet. The younger Rudy (Eric Schweig) is a tribal policeman, dedicated to the welfare of “his people;” so much so that that he resorts to vigilantism. He beats criminals then torches a Nebraska liquor store, unaware that his brother is inside robbing it. Mogey survives the burns but we learn he has terminal cirrhosis.

Following Mogey's death, Rudy honors Mogey's tongue-in-cheek final request by performing an act of vandalism which could land him in federal prison.

The review of this Movie prepared by Angry Jim Magin



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Family, loving    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   brother Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   American West    -   American Indian Woman/class/friends story?    -   story of lower class

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   American Indian

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids Misc setting    -   prison    -   sports arena    -   bar    -   mental hospital

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Any profanity?    -   A huge amnt of foul language If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing and dancing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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