Little Man Tate

Continuity mistake: When Fred is talking to Jane about macrobiotics, he had a band-aid on this head. How did that happen? He got a band-aid why he got whacked with the globe, which comes later in the movie.

Continuity mistake: When Freddy is talking to Eddie about going to play pool, his knapsack strap goes from hanging off his shoulder in one shot to being on his shoulder in the next.

Factual error: In one scene Fred Tate is explaining to his mom, Dede, what a 'lepton' is. He says first "A lepton is a Z-particle", then furthermore says "Do you know what protons and electrons are? [...] Well leptons are even smaller." In fact, electrons *are* a kind of lepton. Also, there is only one Z-particle, and it is quite different from leptons.

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Fred Tate: 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.

Jane: Now Fred, these chores are your responsibilities. And for every week that you do them correctly, we'll do something fun like go to the symphony or rent a nice documentary.

Damon: You see, Fred, it isn't the size of a guy's IQ that matters. It's how he uses it.

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