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Skin and Bone

Television (Full Length) – 2003

PG
Parental Guidance

Twenty three years after Foreskin's Lament became a Kiwi cause célèbre, writer Greg McGee brought his classic play to television. Skin and Bone "asset strips" and updates the story to reflect rugby (and society's) evolution. Here Seymour (Outrageous Fortune's Antony Starr) — falteringly pursuing a professional career — returns home to play a last game for his rural club side. The brutality he witnesses leaves him questioning the morals of the code. The role of the old guard coach is reprised by Roy Billing, in McGee's opinion "the first and definitive Tupper".

There's contracts - and there's honour and loyalty.
– Tupper (Roy Billing)

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Acknowledgements

Made in association with NZ On Air, TV One and the Film Unit.

Music

Music by Joel Haines.

Song 'Scar Tissue' composed by Joel Haines, lyrics by Charmaine Batt, performed by Marcus Morgan
'Leave Me Behind' and 'On Our Way' composed by Joel Haines, lyrics by Charmaine Batt, performed by Sarah Spicer

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