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10 -- A Hollywood songwriter goes through a mid-life crisis and becomes infatuated with a sexy blonde newlywed.

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Writer:
Blake Edwards (written by)
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Release Date:
5 October 1979 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
A temptingly tasteful comedy for adults who can count. See more »
Plot:
A Hollywood composer goes through a mid-life crisis and becomes infatuated with a sexy, newly married woman. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 9 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(6 articles)
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'
 (From WENN. 30 May 2003)

User Reviews:
My Favorite Dudley Moore Performance See more (63 total) »

Cast

  (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)
Milton Ingley ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Dorothy LeMay ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Jon Martin ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Constance Money ... Pool Player (uncredited)
David Morris ... 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 .... re-recording mixer
Bob Minkler .... re-recording mixer
Bill Varney .... re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Fred Cramer .... special effects
 
Stunts
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
 
Location Management
Ron Rapiel .... location manager
Randy Spangler .... location manager
 
Music Department
John C. Hammell .... music editor
Henry Mancini .... songs: music
Robert Wells .... songs: lyrics
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
Jimmy Priddy .... music preparation (uncredited)
Ethmer Roten .... musician: flute (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
Nanette Siegert .... production coordinator
Ruth West .... auditor (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Dick Crockett .... dedicatee
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
122 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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Certification:
Argentina:13 (re-rating) (1999) | Argentina:18 (original rating) (1980) | Australia:M (original rating) | Australia:MA (re-rating) (1999) | 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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Trivia:
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:
Continuity: When George (Dudley Moore) is sitting on beach watching Jenny (Bo Derek), in the close-up shorts there is a woman beside him lying on her back wearing a yellow bikini, but in the long shots there is no one near him. In the long shots, you can see a woman some distance away (right side of the screen) lying on her stomach wearing a yellow bikini bottom, but apparently topless.See more »
Quotes:
George Webber:Doesn't he do anything except swim and jog on the beach?
Hugh:Oh yes! He makes me happy. So I let him swim and jog on the beach.
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19 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
My Favorite Dudley Moore Performance, 2 December 2005
Author: Isaac5855 from United States

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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