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10 (1979)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 5 October 1979 (USA)
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A Hollywood composer goes through a mid-life crisis and becomes infatuated with a sexy, newly married woman.

Director:

Blake Edwards

Writer:

Blake Edwards
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 10 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 John Hawker ... Covington
Deborah Rush ... Dental assistant
Don Calfa ... Neighbor
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Forty-two year old famed composer and playwright George Webber (Dudley Moore) is going through a midlife crisis. He is seriously dating thirty-eight year old actress and singer Samantha Taylor (Dame Julie Andrews), who he loves, although he admits their connection is more intellectual than it is emotional. She, in turn, loves him, despite barely tolerating his often infantile behavior. This behavior includes spying on a neighbor's sexual encounters with a wide array of women, this spying about which the neighbor knows, as he does it himself. Driving one day, George spots a young woman who he believes is the most beautiful creature he's ever seen - an "eleven" on a scale of ten, tens which he didn't believe existed before her. Beyond the fact that she is probably half his age, a problem with George's infatuation is that she is just off to her own wedding. George and Sam's relationship takes a hit with an argument which is further exacerbated by a series of misunderstandings. As such, ... Written by Huggo

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water... (UK one-sheet) See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

(At around one hour and two minutes) Samantha Taylor's telephone number is (310) 655-2264. See more »

Goofs

After George is caught at his neighbor's orgy, he returns home and tries to call Sam and then his psychiatrist. The reflection of a man in sunglasses can be seen in the window just above and to the left of the telephone in the low-angle shots. See more »

Quotes

Telephone Operator: [on the telephone to Don in the lounge] Mr. Webber, please.
Don: [aside to George] Are you in?
George Webber: No, no.
Don: [on the phone to the operator] Listen, kid, until otherwise instructed, Mr. Webber will be incomunnicado.
Telephone Operator: Don, where is that?
Don: About twenty miles due east, make a left turn.
Telephone Operator: OK, thank you Don.
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Crazy Credits

When the credits of the cast begins to scroll up and out of the iris of the telescope's view to George and Samantha's inside penthouse, only the members of the cast are seen and not their characters they played. See more »

Alternate Versions

The TV print substitutes tamer versions of some of 10's racier moments. In particular, scenes featuring porn star Annette Haven as Dudley Moore's exhibitionist neighbor have been removed, replaced with scenes involving another actress. On scene features Moore's character using a telescope to watch a naked A. Haven making love (in the TV version, we see the substitute actress kissing a man while wearing a robe). A later scene, originally shown as a nude orgy, is replaced by a similar scene, but with everyone wearing bathing suits. In addition, the comedic lovemaking scene between Derek and Moore is played in the dark in the TV version. See more »


Soundtracks

Don't Call It Love
Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager
Portion sung by Dudley Moore (uncredited) and Robert Webber (uncredited) in songwriting scene
[Heard instrumentally as main title]
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A Very Melancholy Comedy
23 January 2005 | by hokeybuttSee all my reviews

"10" (4 outta 5 stars) Kind of weird seeing this movie again after 20 years. When I first saw it I was just a kid in my early 20s and now I am older than the character Dudley Moore plays in this movie... a cranky, disillusioned composer going through a mid-life crisis. Dang, I never had one of those at 40... does this mean I'm overdue? Anyway, flawed as this movie is, it is still a classic. It's generally considered a "comedy" but the most effective scenes are the quieter, more melancholy scenes. (The scene where Moore plays the piano in the bar for Dee Wallace gets me every time.) This is probably the best role of Moore's career... he's able to come across as sympathetic even while acting like a jerk for most of the movie. It's the supporting performances by Julie Andrews, Dee Wallace, Robert Webber and Brian Dennehy that really give the movie its depth. Thankfully, Bo Derek doesn't really have to do any acting, so she doesn't throw the movie too much out of whack. The movie seems a lot sadder to me these days... though I thought it was hysterically funny 25 years ago.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,526,692, 7 October 1979

Gross USA:

$74,865,517

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$74,865,517
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Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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