The Ten (2007)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  21 August 2008 (Russia)
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Ten stories, each inspired by one of the ten commandments.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Skydiving Guide Chris Knarl
Todd Holoubek ...
'Entertainment Beat' Host George Reardon
Raisy Pereyra ...
Edmund Genest ...
Governor Beaumont Hutchins (as Edmond Genest)
Heidi Neurauter ...
Harlan Swallow (as Michael Ziegfeld)


Quirky inter-related stories. Standing by two tablets, Jeff promises to introduce ten short stories, each about one of the commandments. A man survives a fall from a plane and his fiancée marries someone else before falling in love with a marionette; a surgeon causes the death of a patient and in prison tries to choose his mate; a woman encounters Jesus in Mexico and later confronts her husband on the Sabbath; twins and their mother reflect on fatherhood; covetous neighbors miss a chance to be heroes; and, between each story, Jeff's love triangle with Gretchen and Liz plays out. In the end, all the characters join in singing that it's all about love. Written by <>

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If He'd meant the commandments literally, He'd have written them in stone.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong crude sexual content including dialogue and nudity, and for language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 August 2008 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

Das 10 Gebote Movie  »

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Box Office


$5,250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$121,374 (USA) (3 August 2007)


$766,487 (USA) (28 September 2007)

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Did You Know?


This movie was created by some of the members from the sketch comedy show called MTV's The State (1993). Most of the cast is featured in the movie as cameos. See more »


Dr. Glenn Ritchie (Ken Marino) left a pair of scissors inside one of his patients. See more »


[first lines]
Jeff Reigert: [phone rings] Hello?
Jeff Reigert: I'm sorry, I had to go, okay?
Jeff Reigert: Because I have to introduce the ten stories. I told this this before, we'll talk about this when I get home, alright? I'm late enough as it is.
Jeff Reigert: "The Ten Commandments" ten stories, alright? You knew about this when you married me, this is what I do.
Jeff Reigert: Hello? Hello? Unbelievable.
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References Pac-Man (1980) See more »


Who Am I (And Where Do I Go from Here?)
Music by David Yazbek
Lyrics by Ken Marino and David Wain
Sung by Paul Rudd
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User Reviews

Funny film for smart people
9 July 2008 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

This will not be everyone's cup o' tea. If you are an avid fan of, oh I dunno, Adam Sandler or Wil Ferrel films, then you might want to steer clear of this one.

It basically consists of 10 disparate stories that actually intertwine. Each story loosely concerns one of the 10 Commandments. Introducing each "parable" is Paul Rudd's character, who is involved in a "parable" of his own.

The comedy ranges from the scatological to the ridiculous to the satirical. At times it is a groaner and other times downright laugh-out-loud funny.


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