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Skins ★★ ½ 2002 (R)

The Pine Ridge Indian Reseration in South Dakota is rife with unemployment, alcoholism, drug abuse, and violence, which native cop Rudy (Schweig) contends with on a daily basis. His older brother Mogie (Greene) is an embittered Vietnam vet and alcoholic who can't be a father to his own teenage son Herbie (Watts). While Rudy seems to have a better handle on life, in fact his frustrations lead to an act of destruction that has unexpected consequences. Based on the 1995 novel by Adrian C. Louis. 90m/C VHS, DVD . US Eric Schweig, Graham Greene, Gary Farmer, Noah Watts, Lois Red Elk, Michelle Thrush, Nathaniel Arcand, Chaske Spencer; D: Chris Eyre; W: Jennifer D. Lyne; C: Stephen Kazmierski; M: B.C. Smith.