Skin Deep is the 1989 comedy farce from celebrated comedy filmmaker, writer-director Blake Edwards (The Pink Panther, The Party, Blind Date, Switch, A Shot in the Dar, The Man Who Loved Women). The film stars John Ritter (Stephen King's It, Bad Santa, Three's Company) as Zach Hutton, a one-time famous, bestselling author who has stumbled. He is quick to blame it on writer's block, but he has other problems. He drinks excessively. He womanizes even more excessively. His wife Alexandra (Alyson Reed, High School Musical) has left him after finding him in bed with his mistress' hairdresser. Hutton then sets out on a mission to get his life in order and gain his wife back. To aid him in this effort, Zach appeals to wizened bartender Barney (Vince Gardenia, Little Shop of Horrors) and a talented psychiatrist (Michael Kidd, Guys and Dolls), to help him get a grasp on his life.