With Jodie Foster, Dianne Wiest, Adam Hann-Byrd, Celia Weston, Michael Shulman, Debi Mazar, Harry Connick, Jr., David Hyde Pierce, Alex Lee, Jennifer Trier, Danitra Vance, Richard Fredette, George Plimpton, Bob Balaban
Little Man Tate is a 1991 drama film directed by and starring Jodie Foster. The film marked her directorial debut.
It tells the story of a seven-year-old child prodigy, Fred Tate, who struggles to self-actualize in a social and psychological construct that largely fails to accommodate his intelligence. Foster plays Fred's mother Dede Tate, who attempts to give her son a "normal" childhood while feeding his intellectual curiosity.
Most of the film was shot in Over-the-Rhine and downtown Cincinnati. Other locations include the Cincinnati suburb of Clifton; the Village of Indian Hill; the University of Cincinnati's McMicken Hall; Miami University's Upham Hall and the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity House, in Oxford, Ohio; and the Wexner Center in Columbus, Ohio. The movie grossed about $25 million.