The Ten

The Ten

Director: David Wain Cast: Paul Rudd, Famke Janssen, Gretchen Mol



Much of the group responsible for MTV's The State -- including director/actor David Wain and performers Ken Marino, Kerri Kenney-Silver, and Joe Lo Truglio -- reunite for this outrageous, irreverent, and raunchy sketch comedy, which skewers the Ten Commandments. In the framing sequences, comedian Paul Rudd (who collaborated with much of the cast on Wet Hot American Summer and The Baxter) stands on a black stage with giant Biblical tablets projected behind him and promises to deliver ten mini-stories, each loosely based on one of the commandments, from "Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods Before Me" through "Thou Shalt Not Covet." For all of the storyteller's efforts, however, he is constantly, comically distracted by interferences, particularly those emanating from intrusions by his multiple girlfriends. The stories are nonetheless told one by one in short-film form, beginning with a sketch in which Stephen (Adam Brody) goes skydiving with his intended, Kelly (Winona Ryder), but forgets to wear his parachute and gets stuck in the mud, waist-deep, which draws gawkers, media, and in time, worshipers. Several of the subsequent stories consist of raunchy, jet-black riffs on sexual perversion, including one about a virginal librarian (Gretchen Mol) entangled in a sultry and messy affair with a Mexican, and another memorable bit about a nutty surgeon who plays a prank by burying a pair of scissors in a patient's stomach and is then sent to prison -- where he experiences brutal sexual abuse at the hands of other men. As an added bonus, the picture packs in a fully animated sequence, narrated by several crack-smokers, entitled "The Lying Rhino."

Product Details

Release Date: 01/15/2008
UPC: 0897246001171
Original Release: 2007
Rating: R
Source: City Lights Home Vid
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:36:00

Special Features

Alternate-take and deleted-scene vignettes - over 55 minutes; Audio commentary with David Wain, Ken Marino and Paul Rudd - plus soothing jazz and David's parents; Special interview with David Wain, Paul Rudd and Ken Marino; Exclusive episode of Wainy Days; "The Making of The Ten" featurette; Exclusive (and outrageous) ringtones and wallpaper

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Rudd Jeff Reigert
Famke Janssen Gretchen Reigert
Gretchen Mol Gloria Jennings
Winona Ryder Kelly La Fonda
Jessica Alba Liz Anne Blazer
Adam Brody Stephen Montgomery
Rob Corddry Duane Rosenblum
Justin Theroux Jesus H. Christ
Liev Schreiber Ray Johnson
Oliver Platt Marc Jacobson
Ken Marino Dr. Glenn Richie
Kerri Kenney-Silver Bernice Jaffe
A.D. Miles Oliver Jennings
Thomas Lennon Scotty Pale
Joe Lo Truglio Paul Mardino
Mather Zickel Louis La Fonda
Michael Ziegfield Harlan Swallow
Jason Sudeikis Tony Contiella
Ron Silver Fielding Barnes
Bobby Cannavale Marty McBride
Cedric Sanders Greg Jaffe
Arlen Escarpeta Todd Jaffe
Rashida Jones Hostess Rebecca Fornier
Janeane Garofalo Nuclear Power Plant Shift Supervisor Beth Soden
David Wain Abe Grossman
Zandy Hartig Sally Johnson
Michael Ian Black Prison Guard Jambert Saivon
Michael Showalter Police Lt. Flarn Bleern
John Tormey Junkie Jerry Park
Charlie McDermott Jake Johnson
Joe Passaro Xylophone Player Clovis Handleman
Jerry Grayson Junkie Floyd Congril Dillon
Zak Orth Prosecutor/Tour Guide Barge Michaelson
Reed Birney Jim Stansel
Jason Antoon Salazar "Fred" McBairn

Technical Credits
David Wain Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Michael Almog Executive Producer
Anthony Aufiero Co-producer
Aaron Augenblick Animator
Beth Bowling Associate Producer,Casting
Greg "Freddy" Camalier Associate Producer
Danny Fisher Executive Producer
Jack Fisher Executive Producer
Lewis Goldstein Sound/Sound Designer
Sarah J. Holden Costumes/Costume Designer
Eric Kissack Editor
Marcus Lansdell Associate Producer,Co-producer
Morris S. Levy Producer
Ludovic Littee Camera Operator
Ken Marino Producer,Screenwriter
Tracy McKnight Musical Direction/Supervision
Kim Miscia Associate Producer,Casting
Christo Morse Asst. Director
Matt Munn Art Director
Yaron Orbach Cinematographer
Paul Rudd Producer
Rashida Jones Co-producer
Jonathan Stern Producer
Derrick Tseng Co-producer
Craig Wedren Score Composer
Mark White Production Designer
David Yazbek Songwriter
Matthew Yu Co-producer
Sam Zietz Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Ten
1. Introduction [2:40]
2. Stephen Montgomery [8:18]
3. Groceries [1:16]
4. Mexico [11:05]
5. Pec Juice [:52]
6. As a Goof [6:34]
7. Liz [1:06]
8. Arnold [8:35]
9. Abe and Scotty [1:09]
10. CAT Scan [8:38]
11. Fly a Kite [:50]
12. Prison [8:00]
13. Who Am I? [1:10]
14. Puppet [8:18]
15. Fish Oil [1:43]
16. Lying Radio [5:29]
17. Landlord [:32]
18. Adultery [3:41]
19. Naked Party [7:47]
20. Written in Stone [3:09]
21. Credits [4:58]

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