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Little Man Tate Details


[[Performer~P90220~Jodie Foster~jodiefoster]] made her directorial debut (with a script by [[Performer~P90346~Scott Frank~scottfrank]]) in this tale of a child prodigy's search for social acceptance. Fred Tate ([[Performer~P30169~Adam Hann-Byrd~adamhannbyrd]]) is a precocious fourth grader who has no problem with the most complex mathematical problems or in banging out a Rachmaninoff concerto on the piano, but is totally inept at playing baseball or dealing with children his own age. His mother Dede ([[Performer~P90220~Jodie Foster~jodiefoster]]) is a cocktail waitress who acts more like a child than Fred, but cares passionately about her son. Fred comes to the attention of child psychologist Jane Grierson ([[Performer~P76163~Dianne Wiest~diannewiest]]), who runs a summer camp for child prodigies called Odyssey of the Mind. She invites Fred to attend the summer session, creating a rift between Fred and Dede. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:October 18, 1991


Jodie Foster
as Dede Tate
Adam Hann-Byrd
as Fred Tate
Dianne Wiest
as Dr. Jane Grierson
Harry Connick, Jr.
as Eddie
David Hyde Pierce
as Garth
Debi Mazar
as Gina
P.J. Ochlan
as Damon Wells
George Plimpton
as Winston F. Buckner
John Bell
as Joey X.
Erica Staton
as Girl Outside Classroom
Michael Keavey
as Auctioneer
Michael Shulman
as Matt Montini
Ellen McElduff
as Make-Up Woman
Mark Lienhart
as Fenton
Josh Mostel
as Physics Professor
Alex Lee
as Fred Tate-Age 2
Gordon Greene
as Fred's Doctor
Barry Williams
as Preppy Guy in Cafeteria
George Kaufman
as Eddie's Friend
Michael Mantell
as Coral Bay Owner
Jennifer Trier
as Grierson Institute Teacher
Elizabeth Frietsch
as "Livewire" Girl Guest
Adam Midkiff
as Evan
Bob Balaban
as Quizmaster (uncredited)
Danitra Vance
as Clinic Doctor
Alexandra Auder
as Eddie's Girlfriend
Chucky Ocampo
as Bob Yee
Ishe Costa
as Cherry Reynolds
Sheadrick Richards
as "Livewire" Boy Guest
Sam Womelsdorf
as Eddie's Roommate
Celia Weston
as Miss Nimvel
Carolyn Lawrence
as Sorority Girl


Jodie Foster
Scott Rudin
Peggy Rajski
Scott Frank
Mike Southon
Mark Isham
Composer (Music Score)
Lynzee Klingman
Jon Hutman
Production Designer
Adam Lustig
Art Director
Randy Stone
Executive Producer
Samara Schaffer
Set Designer
Susan Lyall
Costume Designer
Giorgio Armani
Costume Designer
Douglas Axtell
Sound/Sound Designer
Mike Topoozian
First Assistant Director
Joe Camp III
First Assistant Director
Martin Schaer
Camera Operator
Avy Kaufman
Lina Todd
Carol Cuddy
Production Manager
Julie Hewett
Shannon Kemp
Production Assistant
Reinhard Schreiner
Sound Editor
Beth Bernstein
Art Department Coordinator
George Chappel
Henry Cline
First Assistant Camera
Harry Jarvis
Third Assistant Director
Michael Minkler
Re-Recording Mixer
James Babineaux
Best Boy Electric
Joanna Jimenez
Sound Editor
Larce Crawford
Construction Foreman
Kris Nielsen
Production Assistant
Elizabeth Feldbauer
Costumes Supervisor
Greg Orloff
Foley Mixer
Daniel Schalk
First Assistant Editor
Peggy Rajski
Second Unit Director
Bob Deschaine
ADR Mixer
Mike McCue
Second Second Assistant Director
Jeff De La Rosa
Greg Jacobs
Second Assistant Director
Ken Kugler
Musical Performer
Phill Norman
Title Design
Quincy Koenig
Catherine Wall
Steve Irwin
Video Playback
Fleet Eakland
Transportation Coordinator
Taryn Walsh
Costumes Assistant
Christine Baur
Stunts Coordinator
Eric Whitehead
Best Boy Grip
Amy Vincent
Second Assistant Camera
Kurt Wortman
Musical Performer
Norto Sepulveda
ADR Editor
Holly Heinzmann
First Assistant Camera
Erich W. Schultz
Construction Coordinator
Gary Burritt
Negative Cutter
Lawrence Jordan
Additional Editing
Mary Cybulski
Script Supervisor
Alicia Stevenson
Foley Artist
Anthony Janelli
Second Unit Camera
Sid Page
Musical Performer
Deirdre Costa
Assistant Location Manager
David Goldblatt
Musical Performer
Gregg Landaker
Re-Recording Mixer