09 20 Oct '24
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Gary Winick


78' - 2002 - Drama, Comedy, Romance - Dialogue: French, English
Director: Gary Winick Composer: Renaud Pion With: Sigourney Weaver, Aaron Stanford, Kate Mara
‘Tadpole’ is the childhood nickname of Oscar Grubman, a very intelligent 15-year-old who speaks French, reads Voltaire, and is bored with the immature, thoughtless girls at the fancy-pants boarding school he attends. On the train home from Chauncey Academy for the Thanksgiving weekend, Oscar confides in his best friend Charlie that he has a plan 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. She is a biologist; his father Stanley is a history professor at Columbia. They are wealthy and erudite, and so are their friends. High class, however, doesn't stop Eve's best friend Diane, a chiropractor, from seducing Oscar…

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Gary Winick


Renaud Pion


Sigourney Weaver, Aaron Stanford, Kate Mara


Heather McGowan, Niels Mueller

Director of Photography

Hubert Taczanowski


Susan Littenberg


Alexis Alexanian, Dolly Hall, Gary Winick

More information


French, English

Countries of production

United States of America



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