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10 (1979)

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A Hollywood composer goes through a mid-life crisis and becomes infatuated with a sexy, newly married woman.

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Blake Edwards

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Blake Edwards
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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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Storyline

Forty-two year old famed composer/playwright George Webber is going through a midlife crisis. He is seriously dating thirty-eight year old actress/singer Samantha Taylor, 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, George decides to pursue the woman of his ... 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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

10 - La mujer perfecta See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,526,692, 7 October 1979, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$74,865,517
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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

George drives a 1976 Rolls-Royce Corniche Series I convertible. Yet the "loaner" car issued to him after the wreck is a 1978 Ford Maverick 4-door. It seems unlikely someone that drives a RR would accept a Maverick 4-door as a suitable "loaner" car. It also seems unlikely that a car dealership doing repairs on a RR would have a Maverick as a "loaner" car, or that they would even offer a Maverick 4-door to their clientele that drive a Rolls-Royce. See more »

Quotes

Police Officer: You better take it easy. Pain pills and alcohol don't mix.
George Webber: [laughs] You could have fooled me.
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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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10 out of how many stars?
22 April 2006 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

"10" isn't really the sort of movie that I feel that I can just straightforward review, as it has its ups and downs. The plot of course has composer George Webber (Dudley Moore) going through his midlife crisis all obsessed with the hot young women, thereby messing up his relationship with girlfriend Samantha (Julie Andrews). I guess that if the movie has any problem, it's the casting of Moore. From everything that I've ever heard, it sounds like he was kind of worthless and undesirable to be around. Granted, in this movie he does a passable job as George, although it's hard to tell whether the movie is romanticizing or ripping at the LA lifestyle.

As for the movie's famous scene - Bo Derek in her swimsuit - I don't know what else to say. She later spoofed that scene in "Tommy Boy", but I don't know what else she's done recently except appear at the Republican National Conventions. And who on the set of "Mary Poppins" would have ever guessed that Julie Andrews would eventually star in this? Among the really funny scenes in my opinion are the wedding (and the events leading thereto), and what happens when George identifies himself as a Brit. In a way, Dudley Moore was expanding on his character from "Foul Play". Still, I think that we're probably doing Blake Edwards a favor if we remember him more for the "Pink Panther" movies. Also starring Dee Wallace (yep, ET's mom!), Brian Dennehy, and that guy at the end was character actor Don Calfa; you're sure to have seen him somewhere.


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