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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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Skydiving Guide Chris Knarl
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Todd Holoubek ...
Camera Man Stuart Blumberg
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'Entertainment Beat' Host George Reardon
Raisy Pereyra ...
Dorothy Sheen
Edmund Genest ...
Governor Beaumont Hutchins (as Edmond Genest)
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Heidi Neurauter ...
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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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 Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Written in Stone
Lyrics by David Yazbek, Ken Marino & David Wain
Music by David Yazbek
Produced by Bob Golden at Savvy Kat Music
Piano/Keyboard: David Yazbek
Guitar/Bass: Lance Doss
Drums: Bob Golden
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User Reviews

 
Funny film for smart people
9 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

This will not be everyone's cup o' tea. If you are an avid fan of, oh I dunno, Adam Sandler or Wil Ferrel films, then you might want to steer clear of this one.

It basically consists of 10 disparate stories that actually intertwine. Each story loosely concerns one of the 10 Commandments. Introducing each "parable" is Paul Rudd's character, who is involved in a "parable" of his own.

The comedy ranges from the scatological to the ridiculous to the satirical. At times it is a groaner and other times downright laugh-out-loud funny.

Enjoy.


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