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Seven-year-old genius Fred is desperate to fit in with other kids. Recognizing his talents, his mom (and best friend) Dede enrolls him in a school for gifted children, where Fred befriends a teacher who offers him opportunities his mother cannot. Dede must choose between possibly losing her son or compromising his education.
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CastCelia Weston
Release Date:  1991
MPAA Rating:  PG
DVD Release Date:  20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (September 04, 2001)
Runtime:  1hr 39min
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Quick Tip by . October 21, 2010
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First movie Jodie Foster directed. It's ok at best. If you opt to watch this, watch I Am Sam afterwards. The intellect roles are reversed but so is the quality and presentation of the story,
review by . May 14, 2000
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Pros: Foster ... she is wearing me out!     Cons: none     What do you do when you have a child that is a genius and no way to further his education? If you are a down on your luck single mom with a lot of love in your heart? Do you give your child what is best for him or do you cling to him because you love him so?       This is the dilemma facing DeDe Tate (Jodie Foster) and her child Fred (Adam Hann-Byrd). A beautiful love story showing …
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