About the Film

Fred Tate is a troubled 7-year-old with a genius IQ. Single mother Dede thinks he might have an easier time fitting in around other child prodigies. She allows Fred to go to a smart summer camp run by child psychologist Jane Grierson, herself a former child prodigy. Fred’s studies advance, but, as he prepares for a national TV competition, he is torn between following through with his advanced education or having a normal life.

Director: Jodie Foster
Runtime: 99 minutes
Year: 1991
Cast: Jodie Foster, Dianne Wiest, Adam Hann-Byrd

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