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


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