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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  »

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The name of the amateur song that George Webber (Dudley Moore) listened to was "I Have an Ear for Love". Director Blake Edwards told composer Henry Mancini to "Write me a lousy song - I mean, a real stinker". Mancini once said, "There's no question about it - it's definitely the worst song I have ever written. In fact, every so often, a nightmarish thought runs through my head . . . What - heaven help us - if 'I Have an Ear for Love' becomes a hit?". Ironically though, the song still got to feature on the "10" movie soundtrack. See more »


The plane is landing in Mexico in clear skies. From the inside of the plane it looks as if there is a thick fog outside the windows. 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 »


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It's Easy to Say - Instrumental
Music by Henry Mancini
Performed by Dudley Moore
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My Favorite Dudley Moore Performance
2 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Though he will probably always be remembered for 1981's ARTHUR, my favorite Dudley Moore performance is still from the 1979 Blake Edwards classic "10". Moore plays George Webber, a man who seemingly has it all: a flourishing career as a songwriter, money, a gorgeous home, an equally gorgeous girlfriend (Julie Andrews), but still feels like something is missing in his life. Then one day, while stopped at a traffic signal, he glances at a girl (Bo Derek)in a limo, on her way to her wedding. George becomes obsessed with this vision, this perfect "10" and forsakes everything in his life, including Andrews, to find and be with this woman. After getting six fillings drilled by the girl's dentist/father (James Noble), in an attempt to learn where the girl went on her honeymoon, George flies to Mexico to find his "10" and eventually learns the lessons you would expect from such a venture. In addition to some great physical comedy offered by Moore, there are moments of great warmth here too. The scenes at the outdoor bar in Mexico where Dudley encounters a lonely woman (Dee Wallace) and plays the piano are lovely. Brian Dennehy is effectiveLY cast against type as the bartender. Also cast against type is Robert Webber as George's gay songwriting partner who tries in vain to make George see what an idiot he is and appreciate the things he has. This IS not just a smarmy sex comedy, but a warm character study of a man chasing something he really doesn't want or need and features one of Dudley Moore's most charming performances.

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