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The Ten (2007)

Ten stories, each inspired by one of the ten commandments.

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Cast

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Camera Man Stuart Blumberg
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'Entertainment Beat' Host George Reardon
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Dorothy Sheen
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Governor Beaumont Hutchins (as Edmond Genest)
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Helen Campbell-Holland
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Harlan Swallow (as Michael Ziegfeld)
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Salazar 'Fred' McBairn
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Polly 'Carol' Samuels
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Storyline

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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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

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Comedy | Romance

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:

25 April 2008 (Taiwan)  »

Also Known As:

Das 10 Gebote Movie  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$121,374, 5 August 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$766,487, 30 September 2007
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

There is a reporter in the "no other gods before me" story named Jim Stensel. This is the same name that Janeane Garofalo gives to David Hyde Pierce when she is unable to think of her favorite astrophysicist in Wet Hot American Summer (2001), another project by former members of The State (1993). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[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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Connections

References Xanadu (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

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

 
Amazingly stupid comedy...
14 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

This film is not made for everyone. It's not meant to be viewed by pretentious people who can't laugh at something stupid, because... well... this movie is intentionally stupid. The ridiculous stupidity is what makes this one of the funniest movies of the year. The absurd situations in this movie are absolutely hilarious (ex: buying CAT Scan machines in attempt to one-up a neighbor... or a man is stuck in the ground after forgetting his parachute).

As far as actors... it is an all-star cast with cameos by many cult favorites, and it does not disappoint in any of the 10 stories.

The people who hate this film are obviously not it's intended audience, but those who enjoyed the random comedic style of Wet Hot American Summer, the State, and Stella will laugh out loud at this movie.


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