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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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 9 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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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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Taglines:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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

During pre-production, George Segal and Shirley MacLaine were originally cast in the roles played by Dudley Moore and Julie Andrews. Segal later did The Last Married Couple in America (1980). MacLaine later did Loving Couples (1980) and A Change of Seasons (1980). See more »

Goofs

The plane is landing in Mexico in clear skies. From the inside of the plane it looks as if there is a thick fog outside the windows. 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

It's Easy to Say
(uncredited)
Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Robert Wells
Sung by Dudley Moore (uncredited) and Julie Andrews (uncredited)
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A defining moment in a young man's life...
9 May 2000 | by AgNailSee all my reviews

All right, so this isn't a great movie. It just happened to come along at the right moment in my life to have an impact. As a young man not yet turned 20, I could certainly identify with both Dudley Moore wanting to recapture youth through a fling with Bo Derek, and Bo Derek just wanting to have fun (and show her appreciation for Dudley's saving her boyfriend's life.) Add to that the fact that I was working at a record shop and remember selling about 9832 copies of Ravel's Bolero, and it boils down to this; "10" brings back a host of good memories for me. - mps


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