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

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Hugh
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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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Josh Taylor
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Mrs. Kissell
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Dr. Miles
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Ethel Miles
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Covington
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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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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water... (UK one-sheet) See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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R | See all certifications »

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5 October 1979 (USA)  »

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10 - La mujer perfecta  »

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George Segal played the lead role of George early on, filming on location in Mexico. When the film company returned to the MGM Studios, Segal learned that Blake Edwards had inserted a 'television musical commercial' sequence for Julie Andrews, to sing and dance. The feature's interior sets were under construction, being painted, finished, and dressed on the MGM sound stages. Miriam Nelson was rehearsing the choreographed segment with Andrews and male dancers. Declaring that Edwards was using his film to revive Andrews' career by riding on his coat tails, Segal walked off the film. Edwards immediately hired Dudley Moore, shutting down the production until Moore could start, and filming continued. However, Segal is still the actor who appears in the scenes set in Mexico. These segments were never re-shot, but were used in the final film. The 'television commercial musical' production scene was broadened and re-staged at the Pasadena Civic Theater stage, utilized stage scenery rented from the Dallas Civic Light Opera Association. See more »

Goofs

The level of George's brandy when he is drinking at the bar. He tosses it back and the drink is very nearly gone but when he smiles at the blonde sitting to his right there's more in the glass. See more »

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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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Featured in Precious Images (1986) See more »

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He Pleases Me
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Music by by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Robert Wells
Sung by Julie Andrews
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Good movie, but nothing great.
29 July 2002 | by (Escondido, California, USA) – See all my reviews

There have been countless references to this film in so many films that I've seen, so I thought it was in my best interest to see this film. I wouldn't say that this film was anything terribly great, but it's ok.

The story is basically about a guy who goes through a mid-life crisis and has to decide what is important in his life. The story is nothing terribly complicated and has some really good comedy along the way. Although I have to say that the story is paced rather slowly and I kept looking at the time as I watched the film, but it picks up pretty well at the end of the film.

Everyone in the cast does a great job. Dudley Moore does a fine job, as does Julie Andrews, Brian Dennehy, Dee Wallace and Bo Derek. I've got to say that they chose the perfect person to play Jenny Miles, because Bo Derek is most definitely a perfect "10"!

I thought "10" was a good movie, nothing special. I would recommend watching the movie, mainly because so many other films have references to it, but there's no need to run out and see it as soon as possible. I hope you enjoy the film. Thanks for reading.

-Chris


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