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10 (1979)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  5 October 1979 (USA)
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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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Release Date:

5 October 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

10 - La mujer perfecta  »

Box Office


SEK 11,383,871 (Sweden)

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Did You Know?


During pre-production, George Segal and Shirley MacLaine were originally cast in the roles played by Dudley Moore and Julie Andrews. Segal and Maclaine ended up doing other films involving marital infidelity, Segal did The Last Married Couple in America (1980) whilst MacLaine did Loving Couples (1980) and A Change of Seasons (1980). See more »


When looking through the telescope the picture moves around as if being moved by George. But when it shows George looking through, his hands are behind his back as if he has made no attempt to move the telescope. See more »


Telephone Operator: [on the telephone to Don in the lounge] Mr. Webber, please.
Don: [aside to George] Are you in?
George Webber: No, no.
Don: [on the phone to the operator] Listen, kid, until otherwise instructed, Mr. Webber will be incomunnicado.
Telephone Operator: Don, where is that?
Don: About twenty miles due east, make a left turn.
Telephone Operator: OK, thank you Don.
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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 Jeopardy!: Episode #26.195 (2010) See more »


Written by Henry Mancini
Played during scenes at department store
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10 Out Of 10

10 is everything i imagined it was going to be when i sat down to watch it. I have always loved Dudley Moore since childhood, particularly in the Arthur films, and this for me defines the best Dudley Moore characteristics-prat falls, drunkedness, sexual fantasies about younger women, Piano playing. I have also always been a big fan of Blake Edwards for the way he uses Laurel and Hardy movies as inspiration with slap stick [seen mainly in The Pink Panther movies with Peter Sellers] this time around we see a more sophisticated style to Edwards direction. Also with two beautiful women in the shape of Julie Andrews and Bo Derek, i was hopeful that the movie would come over as being very sexy. I was not disappointed.

As well as representing all of the above things, the movie was extremely enjoyable. It is the epitomy of male fantasies. Ask yourself how many times you have fantasised about escaping to a desert island with a beautifull woman. In 10 Dud does just that. The movie comes over as being very exotic, and this blends with the hilarious performances, all the nudity and Henry Mancini's fantastic musical score. The movie is very funny and involving, one really identifies with Moore's performance as George Webber. Julie Andrews is great fun as Georges Love interest, and Bo Derek is fantastic as the girl of Dud's dreams-the perfect 10. And Blake deserves special credit for one of his most outstanding directorial works.

A Winner. One that will stand the test of time.

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