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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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Director:
Writer:
Blake Edwards (written by)
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Release Date:
5 October 1979 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A temptingly tasteful comedy for adults who can count. See more »
Plot:
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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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)

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Funny and sexy, but not great See more (56 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
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:

Denise Crosby ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Annette Haven ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Dorothy LeMay ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Constance Money ... Pool Player (uncredited)
Candida Royalle ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Serena ... 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
 
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
 
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)
 
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)
 
Thanks
Dick Crockett .... dedicatee
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
122 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
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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Trivia:
Second of three movies that actor Robert Webber made with director Blake Edwards. The others were The Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978) and S.O.B. (1981).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the rescue scene where George steers the catamaran over the semi-conscious David, a close up of George right before he falls into the ocean shows that he is wearing prescription eye glasses. He tumbles into the water, and quickly emerges, now wearing sun glasses.See more »
Quotes:
Samantha Taylor:[examining George's bee sting] That looks bad, have you taken anything for it?
George:Ah, yes, I took 4 of your birth control pills, I hope that's okay.
Samantha Taylor:[kisses George on the cheek] Try an antihistimine.
George:I don't like those, they make me pregnant!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Celebrity Naked Ambition (2011) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Don't Call It LoveSee more »

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17 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Funny and sexy, but not great, 28 July 1999

Like in many of his late directorial efforts Blake Edwards, who is still best remembered for his immensely funny PINK-PANTHER-Series, analyses modern relationships between men and women in this likeable, sometimes very funny, slapstick-heavy and loosely structured sex comedy about a midlife-crisis-plagued and foolish composer who in pursuit of his dream woman risks his life, his relationship with his girlfriend and, well, also his teeth, but eventually realises that sticking with the woman who deserves a 10 on a scale from 1 to 10 is sometimes better than reaching for the one who would score 11. This 24th Edwards-directed movie, which he also wrote and produced, garnered two Oscar nominations for its music by Henry Mancini and divided like most of his sex comedies of the 80ies and 90ies most of the American and European critics, the latter ones always being amused by the rude, nasty, but also warm humour and the others offended by it. However, though failing to be the great comedy it could certainly have been, 10 is still okay entertainment thanks to a great comedic performance by Dudley Moore in the lead, a amiable supporting cast and some hilariously funny slapstick scenes. Apart from being a back-to-box-office-success-movie for Edwards, who suffered in the 70ies with more thoughtful movies like WILD ROVERS (1971), THE CAREY TREATMENT (1972) and THE TAMARIND SEE (1974) it was also the breakthrough-movie for 80ies Sex symbol Derek.

I have to admit that I was a little bit surprised finding 10 in the breakfast program of a German TV-Channel. After all the talk about the breathtaking appearance of the nowadays almost forgotten Bo Derek in the film and the adult story I didn't think of it appearing on TV that early in the morning. There you have the difference between the European and the American! The latter one would have probably showed the movie at least after 8 o'clock p.m., but here no one cares. And here almost everybody who saw the film thinks of it as one of the 80ies-cult-movies.

Life as a composer. George (Dudley Moore) is a 42-years-old, small, successful movie composer who lives in a big house in the hills and drives a expensive Rolls Royce. The beautiful stage actress Sam (Julie Andrews) is his girlfriend. His neighbour is a sex maniac who enjoys wild Sex-Parties with a lot of women, so that George can use his telescope to take a pick at them. Sam doesn't like that, but he doesn't really care about that. He has other problems. He is in the mid-stage of a horrible midlife-crisis, where even his psychiatrist (John Hancock) nor his sensible gay friend Hugh (Robert Webber) can't help him out of. There's something missing in his perfect life.

11 out of 10. Then one day while stopping on the Santa Monica Boulevard in his Rolls Royce he has a vision of a beautiful woman sitting right next to him in a black car. She looks at him, turns away and disappears. She's on the way to her wedding. George is struck and can't do nothing but follow the gorgeous woman to her marriage and is stung by a bee in the church. But that won't be the only pain he suffers while his restless and adventurous pursuit of his dream woman, whose name is by the way Jenny and is played by the adorable Bo Derek. He has six cavities painfully filled by her father, who is a dentist. Groggy from pain pills and brandy, he falls from his house into the pool of his neighbour where his girlfriend finds him and breaks up with him. Then he finds himself aboard an aeroplane flying to Mexico, where Jenny, the girl who scores 11 out of 10, spends her honeymoon with her athletically build husband.

A Shot in the Dark. Despite having a one-joke-movie in his hands Blake Edwards, who since his entry in the director's chair has always been a versatile, but uneven filmmaker bringing some of the most famous Hollywood Pictures of the Sixties like BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S (1961), DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES (1962) and, of course, THE PINK PANTHER and A SHOT IN THE DARK (both 1964) to the screen, manages to pull of some very funny set-pieces who lift the tiresomely structured and pretty slowly paced comedy to acceptable entertainment, that might waste some of its chances and talents, but recovers through some really memorable moments of highly enjoyable silly slapstick scenes. After sleeping through the slow opening you can laugh through the gags turning up back to back. One of the funniest being the lovemaking-scene between Moore and Derek, where the song "Bolero" by Ravel has to be played to make her horny. But the record player strikes at the best parts of it. Missed the target, but hit some of the audience.

He Laughed Last. Dudley Moore, who by know is just another face from those old movies made in the eighties, carries the whole movie. He is perfectly cast as the movie's protagonist giving a very likeable performance in a very selfish character, which is a achievement by a comedic genius. He delivered almost the same excellent performance two years later as the selfish, but likeable title character in ARTHUR (1981) and got his first Oscar nomination for Best Actor. The Supporting Cast is a fine selection of likeable players who sadly don't really emerge as real characters. There you have for example the beautiful Julie Andrews who is too much off screen to really bring her character to life and is actually wasted by her real-life-husband Edwards. Casting her in this role isn't much of a surprise 'cause George seems like an alter ego to Edwards who after seeking for the over-perfect woman realises in the pretentious final act the movie's message: "Stay with your wife, pal! There are women out there who deserve 11, but the ones with the 10 won't betray you and will always wait for you to come back." Oh, come on! The rest of the cast is appealing. With Brian Dennehy standing behind a desk and smiling and Robert Webber looking always a little bit worried at his athletic lover or at the see and Dee Wallace looking, well, just fine.

In the Meantime, Darling. Of course, the movie is also a voyeuristic pleasure, because while Andrews is presented somewhat colourless the film's sensation is actually Bo Derek, who starred here in her third film and became the overnight sex symbol of the following decade. She is gorgeously beautiful and she is breathtakingly attractive, though she isn't really a character or anything else in the movie than a symbol or just a vision of a perfect woman from another world. She isn't playing, she's posing, and for some (men) that might be just enough.

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