Tadpole


1h 18m 2002

Brief Synopsis

Beautiful, sophisticated women are all over Oscar Grubman. He is sensitive and compassionate, speaks French fluently, is passionate about Voltaire, and thinks the feature that tells the most about a woman is her hands. On the train home from Chauncey Academy for the Thanksgiving weekend, Oscar confi

Film Details

Also Known As
Svärmorsdrömmen
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 18m

Synopsis

Beautiful, sophisticated women are all over Oscar Grubman. He is sensitive and compassionate, speaks French fluently, is passionate about Voltaire, and thinks the feature that tells the most about a woman is her hands. On the train home from Chauncey Academy for the Thanksgiving weekend, Oscar confides in his best friend that he has plans for this vacation--he will win the heart of his true love. But there is one major problem--Oscar's true love is his stepmother Eve. Oscar is certain that he could be a better mate to Eve than his work-obsessed father. He fails to win Eve's heart and is consequently dejected. Oscar's path to his true love is further crossed by Diane, Eve's best friend who, one night while wearing Eve's borrowed perfumed scarf, offers him temporary comfort in an unconventional tryst. For Diane, Oscar fills a void in her life. For Oscar, Diane is somewhat of a distraction, as his continued pursuit of Eve leads to an unexpected resolution.

Crew

Jake Abraham

Associate Producer

Jake Abraham

Post-Production Supervisor

Alexis Alexanian

Producer

Maya Allison

Production Assistant

Maya Allison

Camera Assistant

Dawn Buckholz Avery

Music Scoring Mixer

Charles Aznavour

Song

Lori Baker

Wardrobe Assistant

Lilah Bankier

Editing

Mario Lopez Barreiro

Production Assistant

Tom Beckham

Song Performer

Charles Bellafiore

Property Master

Michael Bevins

Wardrobe

Rachel Biles

Assistant Editor

Leslie Bloome

Foley Artist

Paul Bonner

Camera Assistant

Paul Bonner

Production Assistant

David Bowie

Song

David Bowie

Song Performer

Dan Brown

Assistant Editor

Seth Burch

Production Manager

Thomas Caleshu

Swing

Thomas Caleshu

Production Assistant

Jason Candler

Foley Mixer

Marilyn Carbone

Makeup

Frederic Chopin

Song

Richard Auldon Clark

Music Scoring Mixer

Adam Cohen

Song Performer

Adam Cohen

Song

Linda Cohen

Music Supervisor

Matt Craig

Swing

Stephan Crump

Song Performer

Leo Nissim D'apres

Song Performer

Chad Davidson

Gaffer

Chad Davidson

Camera Operator

John M Davis

Song

John M Davis

Music Editor

John M Davis

Song Performer

The Creatures Of The Golden Dawn

Song Performer

Marcia Debonis

Casting

Moira Demos

Editing

Patrick Derivaz

Score Recording

Patrick Derivaz

Music Scoring Mixer

Theresa Dillon

Photography

Michael Dowling

Production Assistant

Dan Edelstein

Adr Editor

Jennifer Euston

Casting

Justin Fantasia

Editing

Shelly Federman

Assistant Art Director

Robert Fernandez

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Hans Francken

Song

Paul Frank

Editing

Anthony Gasparro

Production Designer

Michel Gaucher

Song

Joe Gawler

Colorist

Mariusz Glabinski

Post-Production Sound

Richard Griggs

Art Assistant

Kory Grossman

Music Scoring Mixer

Marlena Grzaslewicz

Post-Production Sound

Franz Hackl

Song Performer

Dolly Hall

Producer

Micheline Van Hautem

Song Performer

Micheline Van Hautem

Song

Kehaulani Haydon

Editing

Jessica Huber

Production Assistant

Dustin Hudson

Consultant

Terri Jackson

Production Coordinator

Markus Janner

Titles And Opticals

Curt Jentsch

Gaffer

Curt Jentsch

Grip

Bobby Johanson

Adr

Michael Johnson

Assistant Director

Julia Judge

Creative Consultant

Caroline Kaplan

Executive Producer

John Kaufmann

Assistant Director

David Kausch

Assistant Editor

Elaine Kavanagh

Assistant Director

Allyson King

Titles

Gregor Kitzis

Music Scoring Mixer

Bruce Kitzmeyer

Foley Editor

Dick Kondas

Assistant Engineer

William Kozy

Sound Mixer

Herbert Kretzmer

Song

Tim Kurdziel

Grip

Tim Kurdziel

Gaffer

Alison Lacourse

Music Editor

Pascale De Laubier

Editing

Maddy Lederman

Camera Operator

Maddy Lederman

Gaffer

Brian Leopold

Production Assistant

Ellen Lewis

Casting

Susan Littenberg

Editor

Liza Matlack

Editing

Heather Mcgowan

Screenplay

Kent Mcgrew

Other

John Mettam

Song Performer

Loree Miller

Assistant

George Moise

Production Assistant

Mia Morgan

Wardrobe

Yoni Motskin

Production Assistant

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Song

Niels Mueller

Camera

Niels Mueller

Screenplay

Evelyne Noraz

Makeup Designer

Chris Palmisano

Assistant Engineer

Sara Parks

Art Director

Celeste Peterka

Line Producer

Anthony Pettine

Script Supervisor

Renaud Pion

Music Scoring Mixer

Renaud Pion

Music

Robert Potterton

Production Assistant

David Pruger

Sound Mixer

Tuffy Questall

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Joe Rangel

Music Coordinator

John Rehberger

Digital Effects

Nicole Renna

Production Assistant

Greg Routt

Location Manager

Christopher Rowell

Song

Geroge Rubacky

Visual Effects

A Rubenstein

Song

Jennifer Russomanno

Titles And Opticals

David Ryan

Boom Operator

David Ryan

Sound Mixer

Stacey Saltzman

Assistant Costume Designer

Michael Schack

Song

Larry Schmitt

Digital Effects

Suzanne Schwarzer

Wardrobe

Suzanne Schwarzer

Costume Designer

Jonathan Sehring

Executive Producer

Laura Sibley

Production Associate

Paul Simon

Song

Sarah Sinclair

Production Assistant

John Sloss

Executive Producer

Naresh Sohal

Song

Naresh Sohal

Song Performer

Ira Spiegel

Post-Production Sound

Reilly Steele

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Alex Steyermark

Music Producer

Hubert Taczanowski

Director Of Photography

Hubert Taczanowski

Dp/Cinematographer

Mandy Tagger-brockey

Production Coordinator

Ju Nguan Tan

Production Assistant

Dominick Tavella

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

John Terlesky

Song

Jay Tilin

Editor

Jane Tolmachyov

Colorist

Charles Trenet

Song Performer

Charles Trenet

Song

Anthony F Veader

Hair Stylist

Michael Ventresco

Titles

John Werner

Adr Editor

Gary Winick

Producer

Robin Zeh

Music Scoring Mixer

Allison Eve Zell

Assistant Editor

Tracy Zimmer

Other

Film Details

Also Known As
Svärmorsdrömmen
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 18m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Miramax acquired distribution rights to this film for a reported $5 million at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.

Released in United States Summer July 19, 2002

Expanded Release in United States August 2, 2002

Released in United States on Video January 21, 2003

Released in United States January 2002 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Dramatic Competition) in Park City, Utah January 10-20, 2002.)

Released in United States May 2002 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 15-26, 2002.)

Winner of the Dramatic Directing Award at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.

Winner of the 2002 award for Best Supporting Actress (Bebe Neuwirth) by the Seattle Film Critics.

Released in United States Summer July 19, 2002

Expanded Release in United States August 2, 2002

Released in United States on Video January 21, 2003

Released in United States January 2002

Released in United States May 2002

Released in United States June 2002

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 15-26, 2002.

Shown at Newport International Film Festival in Rhode Island (Closing Night) June 4-9, 2002.

Released in United States June 2002 (Shown at Newport International Film Festival in Rhode Island (Closing Night) June 4-9, 2002.)