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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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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/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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A temptingly tasteful comedy for adults who can count. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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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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Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The customized license plate on Sam (Julie Andrews)'s car read 'SAM 1". The dedicated license plate on George Webber (Dudley Moore)'s car read "ASCAP". This acronym stands for the "American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers" -- the guild for songwriters. Moore's character in the movie is a composer. See more »

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When George and Samantha are looking at each other through telescopes, the scopes are seen at angles away from each other, which wouldn't be possible if they are looking directly at each other. See more »

Quotes

George Webber: Doesn't he do anything except swim and jog on the beach?
Hugh: Oh yes! He makes me happy. So I let him swim and jog on the beach.
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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 »

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Soundtracks

I Have an Ear for Love
(uncredited)
Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Robert Wells
Sung by Max Showalter (uncredited)
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Dudley Moore is a natural comedic genius!
11 July 2006 | by jacquelineleigh1See all my reviews

In this film, Dudley plays an award-winning composer.

Another brilliant film that'll make you laugh your head off while watching him run around like a maniac in hot sand!

My mother recommended this film to me because I was born after it was released.

Even in today's society, this movie is hilarious! Dudley Moore is a brilliant comedian.

You'll have to add this movie to your "must list" if you're a Dudley Moore fan. Whenever I am in a depressed mood I know I can pop this movie in and Dudley is going to be able to make me laugh once again.

Get this movie if you want a care-free day of fun and light-hearted amusement.

Not as good as Arthur but if you're a Dudley fan like me, you'll love it!

Also, you'll hear some beautiful arrangements played by Dudley Moore himself.

A classic movie that you should not miss.


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