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10 -- Blake Edwards' sexy comedy hit about a middle-aged man's pursuit of a stunning beauty catapulted Dudley Moore and Bo Derek to stardom.
10 -- A Hollywood songwriter goes through a mid-life crisis and becomes infatuated with a sexy blonde newlywed.


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Release Date:
5 October 1979 (USA) See more »
A temptingly tasteful comedy for adults who can count. See more »
A Hollywood lyricist goes through a mid-life crisis and becomes infatuated with a sexy, newly married woman. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 9 nominations See more »
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Blake Edwards: 1922 - 2010
 (From IMDb News. 16 December 2010, 11:07 AM, PST)

R.I.P. Blake Edwards
 (From Deadline Hollywood. 16 December 2010, 9:52 AM, PST)

Farrell Beats Grant to '10'
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Thoughts About '10' - Then And Now See more (61 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dudley Moore ... George Webber

Julie Andrews ... Samantha Taylor

Bo Derek ... Jenny Hanley

Robert Webber ... Hugh

Dee Wallace ... Mary Lewis

Sam J. Jones ... David Hanley (as Sam Jones)

Brian Dennehy ... Donald

Max Showalter ... Reverend

Rad Daly ... Josh Taylor

Nedra Volz ... Mrs. Kissell

James Noble ... Dr. Miles
Virginia Kiser ... Ethel Miles
John Hawker ... Covington

Deborah Rush ... Dental assistant

Don Calfa ... Neighbor
Walter George Alton ... Larry
John Hancock ... Dr. Croce
Lorry Goldman ... Bernie Kaufman
Arthur Rosenberg ... Pharmacist
Mari Gorman ... Coffee Shop Waitress
Marcy Hanson ... Magazine Reader in Coffee Shop
Herb Tanney (as Senilo Tanney)
Kitty DeCarlo (as Kitty De Carlo)

William Lucking ... Policeman (as Bill Lucking)
Owen Sullivan
Debbie White
Laurence Carr

Camila Ashland

Burke Byrnes
Doug Sheehan ... Police Officer
J. Víctor López (as Victor J. Lopez)
Jon Linton
John Chappell ... Man on beach
Art Kassul ... Large man

Julie Alter ... Party Guest

Adam Anderson ... Party Guest

Jeannetta Arnette ... Party Guest
Adrian Aron ... Party Guest
Gail Bowman ... Party Guest
Sheila Cassidy ... Party Guest

Michael Champion ... Party Guest
Gregory Chase ... Party Guest

Lisa Chess ... Party Guest
Ellen Clark ... Party Guest
S. Colombatto ... Party Guest

Antonia Ellis ... Party Guest
Lynn Farrell ... Party Guest
Vivian Farren ... Party Guest
Yolanda Galardo ... Party Guest
Sherri Zak ... Party Guest (as Sharri Zak)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jesse Adams ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Chris Cassidy ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Denise Crosby ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Jamie Gillis ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Phaedra Grant ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Blair Harris ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Annette Haven ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Bonnie Holiday ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Dorothy LeMay ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Jon Martin ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Constance Money ... Pool Player (uncredited)
David Morris ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Michael Morrison ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Candida Royalle ... Party Guest (uncredited)
John Seeman ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Serena ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Desiree West ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Blake Edwards 
Writing credits
Blake Edwards (written by)

Produced by
Tony Adams .... producer
Blake Edwards .... producer
Original Music by
Henry Mancini 
Cinematography by
Frank Stanley (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ralph E. Winters 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
Production Design by
Rodger Maus 
Set Decoration by
Reg Allen 
Jack Stephens 
Costume Design by
Patricia Edwards 
Makeup Department
John Isaacs .... hair stylist: Miss Andrews
Mary Keats .... hair stylist
Ben Nye Jr. .... makeup artist
Bron Roylance .... makeup artist
Production Management
Chuck Murray .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nick Marck .... second assistant director
Mickey McCardle .... first assistant director
Karen Murray .... second assistant director
Art Department
Bill MacSems .... property master
Gary Martin .... construction coordinator
Hub Braden .... set designer (uncredited)
Mentor Huebner .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bruce Bisenz .... sound mixer
Gordon Daniel .... sound effects
Gilbert D. Marchant .... sound effects
Steve Maslow .... sound re-recording mixer
Bob Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Bill Varney .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Fred Cramer .... special effects
Dick Crockett .... stunt coordinator
Richard Drown .... stunts (as Richard R. Drown)
Diamond Farnsworth .... stunts (as Hill Farnsworth)
Jerry Summers .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Buddy Bowles .... gaffer
William N. Clark .... camera operator
Bruce Holland .... key grip
Bud Howell .... key grip (as Carmon 'Bud' Howell)
Bruce McBroom .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marie Brown .... wardrobe: women
Robert B. Harris .... wardrobe: men
Editorial Department
Geoffrey Edwards .... assistant film editor
Robert Pergament .... assistant film editor
Music Department
John C. Hammell .... music editor
Henry Mancini .... conductor
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
Jimmy Priddy .... music preparation (uncredited)
Will Schaefer .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Tommy Tedesco .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Billy G. Arter .... transportation coordinator
Gilbert C. Pacheco .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Lindsey Jones .... publicity director
Elton MacPherson .... production controller
H. Bud Otto .... script supervisor
Carl Princi .... consultant for operetta sequence
Ron Rapiel .... location manager
Nanette Siegert .... production coordinator
Randy Spangler .... location manager
Ruth West .... auditor (uncredited)
Dick Crockett .... dedicatee
Crew believed to be complete

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122 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 (re-rating) (1999) | Argentina:18 (original rating) (1980) | Australia:M | Australia:MA (DVD rating) | Canada:18A | Finland:K-16 | Norway:11 | Norway:12 (video rating) | Norway:16 (1980) | Peru:18 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | Sweden:11 | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:16

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Denise Crosby's film debut.See more »
Continuity: Jenny has been on the beach the whole day, wearing a swimsuit. But when she's seen in the hotel room later, she has no tan lines on her body.See more »
George Webber:I was in the Royal Air Force as a matter of fact.
Bill Collins:I thought you had to be English to be in that.
George Webber:You do.
Bill Collins:You an English fella, huh?
George Webber:Mm-hmm.
Bill Collins:[after long reflection] That's all right.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Fist of Fear, Touch of Death (1980)See more »
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25 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Thoughts About '10' - Then And Now, 4 June 2007
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

Boy, this was "hot stuff" back when it came out in 1979: I am referring to both the movie AND Bo Derek!

Actually, Dudley Moore was a box-office star, too. Nobody had heard of Derek before this, but this film certainly made her an overnight sensation. She didn't have to say anything in the film, just walk down a beach. Certainly, the number "10" now had a new meaning in the culture.

Basically, the film is about a guy who spots Derek, and then totally makes a fool of himself over her. Most guys would have done the same thing. Moore, making an idiot of himself as "George Webber," provided a lot of laughs and Bo had to just....well....just let herself be photographed. Fortunately, in real life, she turned out to be far more than just some hot- looking bimbo. I've heard her on several talk shows in recent years, and she's no dummy.....and still looks tremendous. Meanwhile, Moore, who had some tough physical ailments, really didn't have a noteworthy career after this film with one exception: Arthur (1981). The poor man died in 2002.

One forgets that a huge big-name actress co-starred with Moore in this movie: Julie Andrews. Perhaps a good part of that reason we forget that is she doesn't play a memorable character. It fact, she's downright unappealing as Moore's girlfriend "Samantha Taylor."

It's also easy to forget about some of the cultural issues songwriter "Webber" dealt with, bemoaning the shallowness of the current generation and its music tastes, and finally realizing his own shallowness won't lead to happiness just by being with a woman half his age. There are some profound things to ponder in this film even though it often concentrates on the slapstick humor angle. As a guy who has gone through the usual "mid- life" crisis, I would to sympathize with Webber's dilemmas but since this idiot is drunk half the time and an extremely self-indulgent person, I found it hard to "root" for him. Drunks have never been funny to me. So, when I watched this film on VHS 15 years later, it wasn't as fun as the fist time.

Speaking of drinks, Brian Dennehy was excellent as a bartender. I wish he had played more "nice guy" roles like this during his career, instead of so many evil and profane villains.

Along with millions of others, I enjoyed the movie 30 years ago, but now it's kind of sad, too slow and even painful to watch at times. For those of us who saw in the theater, the film now appears somewhat dated, but so are all of us, I guess, are dated, too.

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