Starter For 10

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Starter For 10 Synopsis

Set in the mid-Eighties, Starter For Ten is a comedy about a working-class boy stumbling romantically and academically through his first year of University. On the way to achieving his lifelong ambition to appear on TV quiz show University Challenge, he falls in love with his beautiful teammate and forms a plan to win her heart through his advanced general knowledge skills.

Starter For Ten is a bittersweet comedy about loyalty, class, falling in love and the difference between knowledge and wisdom.

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Starter For Ten: interview

The writer and director talk about their American-financed Brit romantic comedy.


  • Credits
    • Starring:
      James McAvoy, Rebecca Hall, Alice Eve, Benedict Cumberbatch, Elaine Tan, Lindsay Duncan, Charles Dance, Catherine Tate, Dominic Cooper, James Corden, Mark Gatiss
    • Director:
      Tom Vaughan
    • Producers:
      Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Pippa Harris
    • Screenplay:
      David Nicholls
    • Executive Producers:
      Sam Mendes, Steven Shareshian, Nathalie Marciano, Michelle Chydzik
    • Distributor
      Icon Distribution
    • Sales Agent:
      HBO Enterprises
    • Credits summary:
      HBO presents in association with Picturehouse and BBC Films, a Playtone picture, in association with Neal Street Productions.
    • Certificate:
      12A
    • Running time:
      96 mins 34 secs
  • Release Dates
    • In Cinemas
      November 10th 2006
    • Out on DVD
      April 23rd 2007
    • Released
      November 10th 2006

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