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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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Mary Lewis
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David Hanley (as Sam Jones)
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Donald
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Reverend
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Mrs. Kissell
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Ethel Miles
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Covington
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Storyline

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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5 October 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

10 - La mujer perfecta  »

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SEK 11,383,871 (Sweden)
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Trivia

To find a "10" for the film, director Blake Edwards originally scouted a variety of locales such as coffee shops, talent agencies, little theaters and model agencies and went to a fashion show where a dozen top models screen-tested underwear of their own choosing. Edwards then decided that spectacular beauty is no substitute for acting talent and that the ability to market products is different to carrying a major acting role in a major motion picture. See more »

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When Samantha Taylor uses the operator to phone home, she asks for a number in the 275 prefix in LA (which was all 213 area code at the time). Although George Webber home is clearly located in Malibu, the 275 prefix in the late 70s was located in Beverly Hills. Additionally, the film doesn't use the now standard convention of unassigned "555" prefix phone numbers, and gives an entire seven digit number - 275-0187. See more »

Quotes

George Webber: By what name are you known, sir?
Don: Donald. Don, to my friends and paying customers.
George Webber: In that case, I'll have another double Don. Double Don, God, that's going to be difficult to say by the shank of the evening. Better make that one a single.
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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 »


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Laura
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Written by David Raksin
Played during night scene at resort bar
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10 out of how many stars?
22 April 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

"10" isn't really the sort of movie that I feel that I can just straightforward review, as it has its ups and downs. The plot of course has composer George Webber (Dudley Moore) going through his midlife crisis all obsessed with the hot young women, thereby messing up his relationship with girlfriend Samantha (Julie Andrews). I guess that if the movie has any problem, it's the casting of Moore. From everything that I've ever heard, it sounds like he was kind of worthless and undesirable to be around. Granted, in this movie he does a passable job as George, although it's hard to tell whether the movie is romanticizing or ripping at the LA lifestyle.

As for the movie's famous scene - Bo Derek in her swimsuit - I don't know what else to say. She later spoofed that scene in "Tommy Boy", but I don't know what else she's done recently except appear at the Republican National Conventions. And who on the set of "Mary Poppins" would have ever guessed that Julie Andrews would eventually star in this? Among the really funny scenes in my opinion are the wedding (and the events leading thereto), and what happens when George identifies himself as a Brit. In a way, Dudley Moore was expanding on his character from "Foul Play". Still, I think that we're probably doing Blake Edwards a favor if we remember him more for the "Pink Panther" movies. Also starring Dee Wallace (yep, ET's mom!), Brian Dennehy, and that guy at the end was character actor Don Calfa; you're sure to have seen him somewhere.


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