Little Man Tate (Region A Blu-ray)
Dispatched in 20 to 25 working days
- R 527
The struggle to lead and maintain a normal life is at the core of this dramatic and often funny tale directed by and starring Jodie Foster (Home For The Holidays, The Beaver). At the center of this struggle is Fred Tate (Adam Hann-Byrd, The Ice Storm, Jumanji), a 7-year-old child with an IQ bordering on genius. Allowing Fred to enroll in a summer camp for gifted children, Dede (Foster), Fred's single mom, soon finds herself in a battle with the camp psychologist, Jane Grierson (Dianne Wiest, Hannah and Her Sisters), a former prodigy herself, over what is best for Fred.
- Movies & TV
- 28 Apr 2015
- Region A
- Olive Films
- 99 min
- Age Restriction
- Supply Source
- Little Man Tate
- Release Year
- Running Time
- 99 min
- Seven-year-old genius Fred is desperate to fit in with other kids. Recognizing his talents, his mom (and best friend) Dede enrolls him in a school for gifted children, where Fred befriends a teacher who offers him opportunities his mother cannot. Dede must choose between possibly losing her son or compromising his education.
- Color by DuArt. Prints by Deluxe.
Jodie Foster's directorial debut and the first film produced as part of her multi-picture deal with Orion.
Foster, a child actress who began performing at the age of three, was also raised by her mother, giving "Little Man Tate" obvious autobiographical overtones.
Alban Berg Quartet performed Mozart's "String Quartet Number 21 D Major KV575;" Michel Piquemal and Ensemble Orchestral de Paris performed Brahm's "Liebesliederwalzer, conducted by Armin Jordan;" Jacques Rouvier and the Mozart String Quartet performed "Mozart's Piano Quartet in E Flat Major KV493."
Original soundtrack album on Varese Sarabande.
Began shooting July 11, 1990; completed September 20, 1990. Released in New York City and Los Angeles October 9, 1991; wide release October 18, 1991.
Shown at benefit premieres in Washington, DC, October 2, 1991 and Los Angeles, October 6, 1991 for Invent America! and the United States Library of Congress Education Programs; shown at a benefit premiere in New York, October 3, 1991 for NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League).
- Release Notes
- Region 1
- Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
- Cast & Crew
- Jodie Foster
- Harry Connick / Jodie Foster / Adam Hann-Byrd / Alex Lee / Nathan Lee / Debi Mazar / P.J. Ochlan / David Hyde Pierce / George Plimpton / Michael Shulman / Danitra Vance / Celia Weston / Dianne Wiest
- Lynzee Klingman
- Mark Isham
- Director of Photography
- Mike Southon
- Production Designer
- Jon Hutman
- Movie Critics
- Los Angeles Times
- "...Dianne Wiest is immensely sympathetic....P.J. Ochlan is very funny....Hann-Byrd has the requisite young-old look, and it's believable that he's as bright as the film makes him out to be..."— Peter Rainer (18 Oct 1991, p.F1)
- Rolling Stone
- "...LITTLE MAN TATE is passionately involving, and Foster's directing is as sharply intuitive as her acting..."— Peter Travers (31 Oct 1991, p.97-99)
- Sight and Sound
- "...A thoughtful first film with an idiosyncratic style that successfully captures a child's memory of one year of his life..."— Lizzie Francke (1 Feb 1992, p.51-2)