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A Hollywood lyricist goes through a mid-life crisis and becomes infatuated with a sexy, newly married woman.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Lewis
David Hanley (as Sam Jones)
Josh Taylor
Mrs. Kissell
Dr. Miles
Virginia Kiser ...
Ethel Miles
John Hawker ...
Dental assistant


Forty-two year old famed composer/playwright George Webber is going through a midlife crisis. He is seriously dating thirty-eight year old actress/singer Samantha Taylor, who he loves, although he admits their connection is more intellectual than it is emotional. She, in turn, loves him, despite barely tolerating his often infantile behavior. This behavior includes spying on a neighbor's sexual encounters with a wide array of women, this spying about which the neighbor knows, as he does it himself. Driving one day, George spots a young woman who he believes is the most beautiful creature he's ever seen - an "eleven" on a scale of ten, tens which he didn't believe existed before her. Beyond the fact that she is probably half his age, a problem with George's infatuation is that she is just off to her own wedding. George and Sam's relationship takes a hit with an argument which is further exacerbated by a series of misunderstandings. As such, George decides to pursue the woman of his ... Written by Huggo

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A temptingly tasteful comedy for adults who can count. See more »


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Release Date:

5 October 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

10 - La mujer perfecta  »

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Did You Know?


Debut film of actor Sam J. Jones. Jones would soon become well-known to the public a couple of years later when he played Flash Gordon (1980). See more »


When a drunken George arrives at his neighbor's orgy, the window on his car is wound down. However, when he leaves (after being discovered by Samantha) the window is fastened up again. See more »


Police Officer: You better take it easy. Pain pills and alcohol don't mix.
George Webber: [laughs] You could have fooled me.
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Crazy Credits

When the credits of the cast begins to scroll up and out of the iris of the telescope's view to George and Samantha's inside penthouse, only the members of the cast are seen and not their characters they played. See more »


Referenced in Not Only But Always (2004) See more »


It's Easy to Say - Instrumental
Music by Henry Mancini
Performed by Dudley Moore
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funny, cool, and a total 10

I'll never forget seeing Bo Derek for the first time in this movie. I was shocked (hated the hair, but it made the character) This is a great movie about a man who is having a mid-life crisis. Dudley Moore, has just turned 42, and is single (dating Julie Andrews.) While driving around in his Rolls, he sees Bo Derek in a Mercedes on her way to her wedding. Hes totally wild over her, and she becomes a sort of obsession. So he finds out where they are honeymooning, and goes there. The movie is great, its funny, and keeps you laughing. This was also Bo's break-through. Shes a total 10, and even though she speaks very little, her character is a HUGE part of the film. Its great, everyone should see this film.

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