PG certificateLittle Man Tate is a Film programme that first aired in 1991 and has been classified a PG certificate.

Little Man Tate is a 3 star programme


Little Man Tate (1991)

Directed by
Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster's directorial debut sees her star alongside Adam Hann-Byrd and Dianne Wiest in a drama about the difficulties of child genius. Dede Tate is a working-class single mother who quickly recognises that her young son Fred is immensely intelligent. While obviously wanting him to fulfil his intellectual potential, she also wants Fred to enjoy his childhood, so she sends him to a normal school. However, his intelligence and musical abilities set him apart from the rest of the kids, forcing Dede to reluctantly decide that Fred may be better off at a specialist school. But placing him at former-child-prodigy-turned-child-psychiatrist Jane Grierson's academy for the gifted only seems to bring more problems for Dede and Fred. Also starring Harry Connick Jnr and PJ Ochlan as people who do their best to try to help Fred bridge the gap between brilliance and the quotidian. Edited for content.

Written by

Genre: Film

Running Time: 120 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1991

3/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour

When is Little Man Tate next on TV?

It's next showing on Film4 August 21st, 6:55pm and on Film4 Plus 1 August 21st, 7:55pm. See more...


Image for Jodie FosterJodie Foster...Dede Tate
Dianne Wiest...Jane Grierson
Adam Hann-Byrd...Fred Tate
Harry Connick Jr....Eddie
Image for David Hyde PierceDavid Hyde Pierce...Garth
Debi Mazar...Gina
P.J. Ochlan...Damon Wells
Alex Lee...Fred Tate at 2
Michael Shulman...Matt Montini
Nathan Lee...Matt's Teammate
Celia Weston...Miss Nimvel
Danitra Vance...Clinic Doctor
Richard Fredette...Bartender
George Plimpton...Winston F. Buckner
Jennifer Trier...Grierson Institute Teacher