“Little Man Tate” quotes(1991)
Jodie Foster directed this movie in 1991
Title Little Man Tate
Director Jodie Foster
Director Jodie Foster
Plot – Fred Tate is a child prodigy who solves difficult math problems and plays the piano beautifully. His mother Dede is a waitress and would like to preserve him his childhood. Dede meets Dr. Jane Grierson, a former child prodigy, who runs a foundation for child prodigies and invites Fred there. At first Dede refuses, then the boy is admitted and performs successfully in math puzzles. The boy follows physics lectures in the university and Jane takes to heart Fred and tries to win his affection. He's invited to a TV show but the boy runs home. Jane convinces herself nothing can substitute for a boy the mother figure, meanwhile Dede has overcome her hostility towards Jane for the sake of his son.
All actors – Jodie Foster, Dianne Wiest, Adam Hann-Byrd, Harry Connick Jr., David Hyde Pierce, Debi Mazar, P.J. Ochlan, Alex Lee, Michael Shulman, Nathan Lee, Celia Weston, Danitra Vance, Richard Fredette, George Plimpton, Jennifer Trier, John Bell, Ishe Costa, Chucky Ocampo, Mark Lienhart, Richard Hanson, Mar Ya Zuke, Lauren Ashley Stacey, Josh Mostel, Michael Mantell, Erica Staton, Michael Keavy, Carolyn Lawrence, George Kaufman, Gordon Greene, Barry J. Williams, Alexandra Auder, Sam Womelsdorf, Ellen McElduff, Adam Midkiff, Sheadrick Richards, Elizabeth Frietsch, Bob Balaban, Lonzo Jones, Michael Newman, Julia Rosendaleshow all
“Little Man Tate” Quotes 10 quotes
“Dede says I don't have dad. She says I'm the immaculateconception. That's a pretty big responsibility for a little kid.”
“- Dede Tate: Guess what next Saturday is.
- Fred Tate: You get your period, I get a day alone in the park.
- Dede Tate: Very funny, lameo.”
“It isn't the size of a guy's IQ that matters. It's how he uses it.”
I once got this fortune cookie that said "Only when all things around you are different will you truly belong".
“A reasonable man adapts himself to the world around him. An unreasonable man expects to the world to adapt to him. Therefor all progress is made by unreasonable men.”
“Now remember sweet face, zillions of people all over the world are gonna be watching you; and that means no farting, no picking your nose and no playing with little Mr. Peabody.”
“My first grade teacher, Miss Nimvel, told Dede that I never paid attention. That I was probably retarded, and that I had a very limited future as a citizen of the United States. Then a week later, she said I should probably skip second grade, maybe even skip elementary school altogether.”
“It's said that a genius learns without studying, and knows without learning. That he is eloquent without preparation, exact without calculation, and profound without reflection.”
“I'm an asshole, assholes don't have friends.”