Little Man Tate


1h 35m 1991

Brief Synopsis

The story of a boy genius, his relationships with his working class single mother, and the child psychologist who wants to broaden his horizons, show him off and put him in college.

Film Details

Also Known As
Le Petit Homme, Petit Homme, Le
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1991
Distribution Company
Orion Pictures
Location
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

The story of a boy genius, his relationships with his working class single mother, and the child psychologist who wants to broaden his horizons, show him off and put him in college.

Crew

Francis Aiken

Thanks

Giorgio Armani

Thanks

Keith Armour

Other

Douglas Axtell

Sound Mixer

James Babineaux

Best Boy

Burt Bacharach

Song

Cynthia Bashore

Extras Casting Assistant

Christine Baur

Stunt Coordinator

Art Berkley

Carpenter

Beth Bernstein

Art Department Coordinator

Rick Bioni

Assistant Property Master

Doug Boone

Grip

Lisa Bradley

Production Coordinator

Robert Bruce

Electrician

Rain Burns

Thanks

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutting

Joe Camp

Assistant Director

Tom Carlson

Music Editor

George M Chappell

Electrician

Bonnie Clevering

Hair Stylist

Henry Cline

Assistant Camera Operator

David D. Collins

Other

Deirdre Costa

Location Assistant

Larce Crawford

Foreman

Charlie Croughwell

Stunts

Norval Crutcher

Sound Editor

Norval D Crutcher Iii

Assistant Sound Editor

Samuel C Crutcher

Sound Editor

Carol Cuddy

Production Manager

Michelle Custance

Wardrobe Assistant

Mary Cybulski

Script Supervisor

Pat Dailey

Key Grip

Anita Daugherty

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Hal David

Song

G W Davis

Sound Editor

Jeff De La Rosa

Electrician

Craig Denton

Production Assistant

Robert Deschane

Adr Mixer

Michael Dhonau

Sound

Gay Difusco

Music

John Durliat

Projectionist

Fleet Eakland

Transportation Coordinator

Dara Eisenberg

Thanks

Jack English

Gaffer

Elizabeth Feldbauer

Wardrobe Supervisor

Sharon Fitzerald

Assistant

Ella Fitzgerald

Song Performer

David Flint

Assistant Property Master

Alan Forbes

Driver

Barry Franenberg

Property Master

Scott Frank

Screenplay

John Ganem

Assistant Editor

Glenn Gaylord

Auditor

Suzanne Geary

Sound Recordist

Nancy Gilmore

Lead Set Dresser

David Goldblatt

Other

Joseph F Griffith

Storyboard Artist

Suzanne Hanover

Photography

Aaron Harvey

Carpenter

Jeff Hay

Caterer

Chris Hayward

Thanks

Fenno Heath

Thanks

Holly Heinzman

Assistant Camera Operator

Julie Hewett

Makeup Artist

Joe Hofmeister

Thanks

Lorie Holladay

Thanks

Lowell Huff

On-Set Dresser

Jimmy Humphreys

Driver

Jon Hutman

Production Designer

Steve Irwin

Video Playback

Mark Isham

Music

Gregory Jacobs

Assistant Director

Anthony Jannelli

Director Of Photography

Mary F Jansen

Post-Production Supervisor

Harry Jarvis

Assistant Director

Gary Jensen

Stunts

Joanna Jimenez

Sound Editor

Terry Johnson

Driver

Ward Johnson

Thanks

Armin Jordan

Music Conductor

Lawrence Jordan

Other

Kent Jorgensen

Dolly Grip

Avy Kaufman

Casting

Lynzee Klingman

Editor

Quincy Koenig

Electrician

Stephen Krause

Original Score

William Kroth

On-Set Dresser

Ken Kugler

Music

Brent Lahner

On-Set Dresser

Gregg Landaker

Rerecording

Eve Lapolla

Thanks

Frank Laurence

Thanks

Meredith Lee

Art Department

Francis Link

Carpenter

Rich Little

Thanks

Mark Long

Other

Alison Loop

Location Casting

Adam Lustig

Art Director

Susan Lyall

Costume Designer

Big Mike Maguire

Carpenter

Robert K Maxfield

Boom Operator

Michael A Mccue

Assistant Director

Ann Mcdermott

Production Assistant

Dereck Mcfadden

Stunt Man

E Steve Mclaughlin

Driver

Tim Mcloughlin

Carpenter

Sam Micklus

Thanks

Michael Minkler

Rerecording

Kris Nielson

Production Assistant

Kimberly Nolan

Assistant Editor

Kelly Nordberg

Driver

Thomas J Nordberg

Driver

Phill Norman

Visual Effects

Gilberto Costa Nunes

Supervising Sound Editor

Peter E Nunnery

Production Assistant

Dan O'connell

Foley Artist

Steve Olsen

Carpenter

Marcia Oney

Production Assistant

Greg Orloff

Foley Mixer

Brad Orr

Carpenter

Bonnie Paul

Thanks

Thomas H Paul

Illustrator

Ed Petrie

Driver

Todd R Pfeiffer

Driver

Toby F Phillips

Steadicam Operator

Michel Piquemal

Other

Juliet Polcsa

Assistant Costume Designer

Cole Porter

Song

Sue Rainey

Other

Peggy Rajski

Producer

Rick Raphael

Steadicam Operator

Mark Rathaus

Sound Editor

Charlene Richards

Adr Mixer

Vicki Dee Rock

Production Auditor

Sean Rogers

Hair Assistant

Patrick Romine

Foreman

Tiffany Rosen

Assistant Production Coordinator

Scott Rudin

Producer

Joyce Rudowski

Thanks

Martin Schaer

Camera Operator

Samara Schaffer

Set Decorator

Dan Schalk

Assistant Editor

Jeff Schneider

Other

David Schnier

Driver

Reinhard Schreiner

Sound Editor

Eileen Schroder

Craft Service

Erich W Schultz

Construction Coordinator

Mary Seguin

Production Assistant

Norto Sepulveda

Adr Editor

Ruth Sergel

Assistant Camera Operator

Bob Shepherd

Music

Alex Smith

Camera

Andrew Smith

Video Assist/Playback

Mike Southon

Director Of Photography

Paul Stafford

Carpenter

Alicia M Stevenson

Foley Artist

Randy Stone

Executive Producer

Pat Stubbs

Transportation Captain

Chris Thomas

Stand-In

John Joseph Thomas

Audio

Zoe Thompson

Makeup Assistant

Lina Todd

Casting

Mike Topoozian

Assistant Director

Danny Troob

Consultant

Matilde Valera

Other

Barbara Vickers

Sound Editor

Amy Vincent

Assistant Camera Operator

David Wald

Carpenter

Catherine Wall

Wardrobe

Taryn Walsh

Wardrobe Assistant

Tom Warrington

Music

Ken Watson

Driver

Derek Wells

Grip

Brett Wert

Carpenter

Don Westerbeck

Driver

Fred Westerbeck

Driver

Eric Whitehead

Best Boy Grip

Michael L. Williams

Location Manager

Brad Wilson

Art Assistant

Duke Wilson

On-Set Dresser

Dwain Wilson

On-Set Dresser

Scott Wingard

Driver

Holly Wissing

Thanks

Tom Woods

Other

Kurt Wortman

Music

Film Details

Also Known As
Le Petit Homme, Petit Homme, Le
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1991
Distribution Company
Orion Pictures
Location
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Articles

George Plimpton, 1927-2003


George Plimpton, the wry, self-effacing author whose engaging film appearances enlivened many movies over the years, died of a heart attack on September 25 in his Manhattan apartment. He was 76. George Ames Plimpton was born on March 18, 1927 in New York City. The son of a diplomat, he was well connected to high society. A scholarly man of the letters, hip, urbane bohemians knew him for decades as the unpaid editor to the much respected literary quarterly, The Paris Review, which introduced emerging authors such as Gore Vidal and Jack Kerouac. In 1963, the gaunt, unassuming Plimpton documented his time training with the Detroit Lions, and turned the antics into a shrewd, witty piece of sports fulfillment, Paper Lion. The film was adapted for the big screen by Alex March in 1968 with Alan Alda playing the role of Plimpton. That same year, he made his film debut as a reporter in Gordon Douglas' police thriller The Detective (1968) starring Frank Sinatra and followed that up with an amusing cameo as a gunman shot my John Wayne in Howard Hawks' Rio Lobo (1970). A few more cameos came up over the years, but it wasn't until the '90s that he proved he himself a capable performer and found regular film work: an appropriate role as a talk show moderator in Jodie Foster's Little Man Tate's (1991), the president's lawyer in Oliver Stone's Nixon (1995); a psychologist in Gus Van Zandt's Good Will Hunting (1997); a clubgoer in Whit Stillman's discursive drama The Last Day's of Disco (1998); and a very comical doctor in Jean- Marie Poire's Just VisitingThe Simpsons playing a professor who runs a fixed spelling bee! He is survived by his wife Sara Whitehead Dudley and four children. Michael T. Toole
George Plimpton, 1927-2003

George Plimpton, 1927-2003

George Plimpton, the wry, self-effacing author whose engaging film appearances enlivened many movies over the years, died of a heart attack on September 25 in his Manhattan apartment. He was 76. George Ames Plimpton was born on March 18, 1927 in New York City. The son of a diplomat, he was well connected to high society. A scholarly man of the letters, hip, urbane bohemians knew him for decades as the unpaid editor to the much respected literary quarterly, The Paris Review, which introduced emerging authors such as Gore Vidal and Jack Kerouac. In 1963, the gaunt, unassuming Plimpton documented his time training with the Detroit Lions, and turned the antics into a shrewd, witty piece of sports fulfillment, Paper Lion. The film was adapted for the big screen by Alex March in 1968 with Alan Alda playing the role of Plimpton. That same year, he made his film debut as a reporter in Gordon Douglas' police thriller The Detective (1968) starring Frank Sinatra and followed that up with an amusing cameo as a gunman shot my John Wayne in Howard Hawks' Rio Lobo (1970). A few more cameos came up over the years, but it wasn't until the '90s that he proved he himself a capable performer and found regular film work: an appropriate role as a talk show moderator in Jodie Foster's Little Man Tate's (1991), the president's lawyer in Oliver Stone's Nixon (1995); a psychologist in Gus Van Zandt's Good Will Hunting (1997); a clubgoer in Whit Stillman's discursive drama The Last Day's of Disco (1998); and a very comical doctor in Jean- Marie Poire's Just Visiting

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 9, 1991

Wide Release in United States October 18, 1991

Released in United States on Video April 22, 1992

Released in United States 1991

Released in United States September 1991

Released in United States October 1991

Released in United States October 3, 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 Boston Film Festival September 9-19, 1991.

Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 5-14, 1991.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival October 4-20, 1991.

Shown at Denver International Film Festival October 10-17, 1991.

Shown at benefit premiere in New York October 3, 1991 for NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League).

Script was previously a Joe Dante project at 20th Century Fox, with Dante and Mike Fennel as producers.

Feature directorial debut for actress Jodie Foster.

Began shooting July 11, 1990.

Completed shooting September 20, 1990.

Project is the first of Foster's multi-picture deal with Orion.

Released in United States Fall October 9, 1991

Wide Release in United States October 18, 1991

Released in United States 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.)

Released in United States 1991 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival August 29 - September 2, 1991.)

Released in United States September 1991 (Shown at Boston Film Festival September 9-19, 1991.)

Released in United States September 1991 (Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 5-14, 1991.)

Released in United States October 1991 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival October 4-20, 1991.)

Released in United States October 1991 (Shown at Denver International Film Festival October 10-17, 1991.)

Released in United States October 3, 1991 (Shown at benefit premiere in New York October 3, 1991 for NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League).)

Released in United States on Video April 22, 1992