Little Man Tate (Region A Blu-ray)

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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.

Product Details

Barcode
887090098205
Department
Movies & TV
Released
28 Apr 2015
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Drama
Sub-genre
Drama
Region
Region A
Studio
Olive Films
Runtime
99 min
Age Restriction
PG
Supply Source
USA

Movie

Title
Little Man Tate
Release Year
1991
Running Time
99 min
Language
English
Categories
Dramas / Character Study / Coming Of Age / Family Interaction / Theatrical Release
Ratings
IMDb
6.6
Rotten Tomatoes®
73% 66%
Metacritic
71
Synopsis
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.
Notes
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
DVD Features:
  • Region 1
  • Widescreen - 1.85
Audio:
  • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Poster
Poster for Little Man Tate
Cast & Crew
Director
Jodie Foster
Star
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
Screenwriter
Lynzee Klingman
Composer
Mark Isham
Producer
Peggy Rajski / Scott Rudin
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)