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Dede is a sole parent trying to bring up her son Fred. When it is discovered that Fred is a genius, she is determined to ensure that Fred has all the opportunities that he needs, and that he... See more »

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Dede Tate
Alex Lee ...
Fred Tate at 2
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Fred Tate
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Matt Montini
Nathan Lee ...
Matt's Teammate
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Miss Nimvel
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Clinic Doctor
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Jane Grierson
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Garth (as David Pierce)
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Gina
Richard Fredette ...
Bartender
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Winston F. Buckner
Jennifer Trier ...
Grierson Institute Teacher
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Damon Wells
John Bell ...
Joey X
Ishe Costa ...
Cherry Reynolds
Chucky Ocampo ...
Bob Yee
Richard Hanson ...
Odyssey of the Mind Leader #1
Mar Ya Zuke ...
Odyssey of the Mind Leader #2
Mark Lienhart ...
Fenton
Lauren Ashley Stacey ...
Valerie
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Physics Professor
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Coral Bay Owner
Erica Staton ...
Girl Outside Classroom
Michael Keavy ...
Auctioneer
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Sorority Girl
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Eddie
George Kaufman ...
Eddie's Friend
Gordon Greene ...
Fred's Doctor
Barry J. Williams ...
Preppy Guy in Cafeteria
Alexandra Auder ...
Eddie's Girlfriend
Sam Womelsdorf ...
Eddie's Roommate
Ellen McElduff ...
Make-Up Woman
Adam Midkiff ...
Evan
Sheadrick Richards ...
'LIVEWIRE' Boy Guest
Elizabeth Frietsch ...
'LIVEWIRE' Girl Guest
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Quizmaster (uncredited)
Lonzo Jones ...
Frisbee Boy (uncredited)
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Student (uncredited)
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Man in Park (uncredited)
Julia Rosendale ...
Freak Girl (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jodie Foster

Written by

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Scott Frank ... (written by)

Produced by

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Peggy Rajski ... producer
Scott Rudin ... producer
Randy Stone ... executive producer

Music by

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Mark Isham

Cinematography by

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Mike Southon ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Lynzee Klingman

Editorial Department

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Gary Burritt ... negative cutter
John Ganem ... first assistant editor
Lawrence Jordan ... additional film editor
Kim Nolan ... second assistant editor (as Kimberly Nolan)
Peter E. Nunnery ... post-production assistant
Dan Schalk ... second assistant editor

Casting By

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Avy Kaufman
Lina Todd

Production Design by

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Jon Hutman

Art Direction by

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Adam Lustig

Set Decoration by

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Samara Schaffer ... (as Sam Schaffer)

Costume Design by

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Susan Lyall

Makeup Department

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Bonnie Clevering ... hair stylist
Julie Hewett ... makeup artist
Sean Rodgers ... assistant hair stylist (as Sean Rogers)
Zoe Thompson ... assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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Carol Cuddy ... production manager
Mary F. Jansen ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Joe Camp III ... first assistant director: second unit
Gregory Jacobs ... second assistant director (as Greg Jacobs)
Harry A. Jarvis III ... third assistant director (as Harry Jarvis)
Michael McCue ... second second assistant director (as Mike McCue)
Peggy Rajski ... second unit director
Mike Topoozian ... first assistant director (as Mike Tapoozian)

Art Department

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Art Berkley ... carpenter
Beth Bernstein ... art department coordinator
Rick Bioni ... assistant property master (as Richard Bioni)
Larce Crawford ... construction foreman
David Flint ... third assistant property master
Barry Franenberg ... property master
Nancy Gilmore ... lead set dresser
Joe Griffith ... storyboard artist
Aaron Harvey ... carpenter
Lowell Huff ... set dresser
William Kroth ... set dresser
Brent Lahner ... set dresser
Meredith Lee ... artwork: Cherry Reynolds
Francis Link ... carpenter (as Frances Boysie Link)
Big Mike Maguire ... carpenter
Tim McLoughlin ... carpenter
Steve Olson ... carpenter (as Steve Olsen)
Brad Orr ... carpenter
Thomas H. Paul ... draftsman (as Tom Paul)
Susan Raney ... buyer (as Sue Rainey)
Patrick Romine ... second construction foreman
Jeff Schneider ... paintings: Joey X
Erich W. Schultz ... construction coordinator (as Erich Schultz)
Paul Stafford ... carpenter
David Wald ... carpenter
Brett Wert ... carpenter
Brad S. Wilson ... art department intern (as Brad Wilson)
Duke Wilson ... set dresser
Dwain Wilson ... on-set dresser
Tom Woods ... art: Fred
J. Todd Anderson ... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Alton McClellan ... scenic foreman (uncredited)
David C. Ryan ... carpenter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Douglas Axtell ... sound mixer
Norval D. Crutcher III ... assistant sound editor
Norval D. Crutcher ... supervising sound editor
Samuel C. Crutcher ... sound editor (as Sam Crutcher)
G.W. Davis ... sound editor
Robert Deschaine ... adr mixer
Michael Dhonau ... utility sound (as Michael T. Dhonau)
Suzanne Geary ... post-production sound recordist
Joanna Jimenez ... sound editor
Gregg Landaker ... re-recording mixer
Mark 'Frito' Long ... sound recordist
Robert Maxfield ... boom operator
Michael Minkler ... re-recording mixer
Gilberto Costa Nunes ... co-supervising sound editor
Dan O'Connell ... foley artist
Greg Orloff ... foley mixer (as Gregg Orloff)
Mark Rathaus ... sound editor
Charleen Richards ... adr mixer
Reinhard Schreiner ... sound editor
Norto Sepulveda ... adr editor
Alicia Stevenson ... foley artist
John Joseph Thomas ... sound designer (as John Thomas)
Barbara Vickers ... sound editor
Mark V. Phillips ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Phill Norman ... effects design

Stunts

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Christine Anne Baur ... stunt coordinator (as Christine Baur)
Charles Croughwell ... stunts
Gary Jensen ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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James Babineaux ... best boy electric
Doug Boone ... grip
Robert Bruce ... electrician
George M. Chappell ... electrician (as George Chappel)
Henry Cline ... first assistant camera
J. Patrick Daily ... key grip (as Pat Dailey)
Jeffrey De La Rosa ... electrician (as Jeff De La Rosa)
Jack English ... gaffer
Suzanne Hanover ... still photographer (as Suzanne Hanover-Fowler)
Holly Heinzmann ... first assistant camera: second unit
Steve Irwin ... video playback operator
Tony C. Jannelli ... director of photography: second unit (as Tony Janelli)
Kent H. Jorgensen ... dolly grip (as Kent Jorgensen)
John 'Quincy' Koenig ... electrician (as Quincy Koenig)
Toby Phillips ... steadicam operator
Rick Raphael ... steadicam operator
Martin Schaer ... camera operator
Ruth Sergel ... second assistant camera: second unit
Alex Smith ... camera loader
Andy Smith ... video assist operator (as Andrew Smith)
Amy Vincent ... second assistant camera
Derek Wells ... grip
Eric Whitehead ... best boy grip
Christopher Blakely ... video assist operator (uncredited)
Kevin Boyd ... video assist operator: second unit (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Cindy Bashore ... extras casting assistant (as Cynthia Bashore)
Anita Daugherty ... extras casting
Alison Loop ... casting assistant: New York
Ben Hynum ... casting scout (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Michelle Custance ... wardrobe production assistant
Elizabeth Feldbauer ... wardrobe supervisor
Juliet Polcsa ... assistant costume designer
Catherine Wall ... seamstress
Taryn Walsh ... wardrobe assistant
Michelle M. Pershing ... costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Deirdre Costa ... location assistant
Glenn Gaylord ... location auditor
Michael Williams ... location manager

Music Department

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Thomas A. Carlson ... music editor (as Tom Carlson)
Ensemble Vocal Michel Piquemal ... chorus
David Goldblatt ... musician: piano
Mark Isham ... musician: trumpet
Stephen Krause ... original score recording engineer (as Steven Krause)
Ken Kugler ... musician: trombone
Sid Page ... musician: violin
Bob Shepherd ... musician: saxophone
Daniel Troob ... consultant: classical music
Tom Warrington ... musician: bass
Kurt Wortman ... musician: drums
John Beal ... composer: trailer (uncredited)
Gay DiFusco ... music clearance: Fricon Entertainment (uncredited)
David Sibley ... music supervisor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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William 'Fleet' Eakland ... transportation coordinator (as Fleet Eakland)
Alan Forbes ... driver
Jimmy Humphreys ... driver
Terry Johnson ... driver
E. Steve McLaughlin ... driver
Kelly Nordberg ... driver
Thomas J. Nordberg ... driver (as Thomas Nordberg)
Ed Petrie ... driver
Todd Pfeiffer ... driver
David Schnier ... driver
Pat Stubbs ... transportation captain
Ken Watson ... driver
Don Westerbeck ... driver
Fred Westerbeck ... driver
Scott Wingard ... driver

Other crew

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Keith Armour ... teacher
Will Benson ... production assistant
Lisa Bradley ... production coordinator
David Collins ... production secretary
Mary Cybulski ... script supervisor
Vicki Dee Rock ... production auditor
Craig Denton ... production assistant
John Durling ... dailies projectionist
Sharon Fitzgerald ... assistant: Ms. Foster
Jeff Hay ... catering assistant
Ann McDermott ... production assistant
Derek McFadden ... riding double: "Damon"
Kris Nielsen ... production assistant
Phill Norman ... title designer
Marcia Oney ... production assistant
Tiffany Rosen ... assistant production coordinator
Albert G. Ruben ... insurance
Eileen Schroder ... craft service
Mary Seguin ... production assistant
Peter J. Silbermann ... publicist (as Peter Silberman)
Cris Thomas-Palomino ... riding double: Fred (as Chris Thomas)
Matilde Valera ... financial representative
Rebecca Bennett ... publicist (uncredited)
Shannon Kemp ... production assistant (uncredited)
Paul J. Memmi ... translator (uncredited)
Steven E. Williams ... production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Francis Aiken ... thanks: Cellular One
Rain Burns ... thanks: Apple Computer Inc.
Dara Eisenberg ... thanks: Wolfram Research Inc.
Chris Hayward ... thanks: Cincinnati Country Day School
Fenno Heath ... thanks: director, The Yale Glee Club
Joe Hofmeister ... thanks: Cincinnati Country Day School
Lori Holladay ... thanks: Greater Cincinnati Film Commission (as Lorie Holladay)
Ward Johnson ... thanks: Clarity Systems
Eve Lapolla ... thanks: Ohio Film Bureau
Frank Laurence ... thanks: Cincinnati Country Day School
Rich Little ... thanks: Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
Sam Micklus ... thanks: Odyssey of the Mind
Bonnie Paul ... thanks: Greater Cincinnati Film Commission
Joyce Rudowski ... thanks: Cincinnati Country Day School
Holly Wissing ... thanks: Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
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Plot Summary

Dede is a sole parent trying to bring up her son Fred. When it is discovered that Fred is a genius, she is determined to ensure that Fred has all the opportunities that he needs, and that he is not taken advantage of by people who forget that his extremely powerful intellect is harboured in the body and emotions of a child. Written by Murray Chapman

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Taglines It's not what he knows. It's what he understands. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le petit homme (France)
  • Das Wunderkind Tate (Germany)
  • El pequeño Tate (Spain)
  • Maly geniusz Tate (Poland)
  • Pieni mies Tate (Finland)
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Runtime
  • 99 min
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Budget $10,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $3,551,331, 01 Nov 1991

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Trivia One of two movies that Orion Pictures planned to release in the last quarter of 1991. The other was Blue Sky (1994). Due to financial difficulties, they could not afford to release both, so it was decided to release this one, since Orion wanted to promote Jodie Foster as an Oscar nominee for The Silence of the Lambs (1991). Blue Sky (1994) was not released for another three years. Foster and Lange both ended up winning Best Actress awards, instead of having to compete with each other. See more »
Goofs (At 19:31-19:36) When Fred is playing the piano, a close-up of his hands show hands that look completely different (and much larger) than his own. They are obviously hands of a piano-playing double. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Frankie and Johnny/Homicide/Little Man Tate/Ricochet/Shattered (1991). See more »
Soundtracks I Get A Kick Out Of You See more »
Quotes [last lines]
Fred Tate: I once got this fortune cookie that said, "only when all things around you are different will you truly belong". Well, we're all different that's for sure. I see Jane everyday at the institute, and once in while Dede let's her take us out to a fancy restaurant. Sometimes we even have fun. After a while I was the most famous kid at Jane's school. But then a year later, a 6 year old boy named Willie Yamaguchi got into law school, and suddenly I wasn't such a big deal anymore. But I don't care, because I was happy.
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