Year: 2002
USA: Miramax Films
UK: Buena Vista International UK
Cast: Aaron Stanford, Sigourney Weaver, John Ritter, Bebe Neuwirth, Robert Iler, Adam LeFevre, Peter Appel, Alicia Van Couvering, Kate Mara, Hope Chernov, Debbon Ayer, Ron Rifkin, Paul Butler, Seth Cosentino, Lee Brock, Marcia DeBonis, John Feltch, Henry Hale, Harry Kellerman, Theo Kogan, Ebonie Smith, Jacob Smith, David Zayas
Director: Gary Winick
Country: USA
USA: 78 mins
UK: 79 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for sexual content, mature thematic elements and language
UK Certificate: 15 contains mature theme and sexual references
USA Release Date: 19 July 2002 (Limited Release - Los Angeles and New York)
UK Release Date: 20 June 2003


Set in a romantic vision of New York City at the start if the holiday season, TADPOLE is a witty, fresh and irreverent comedy of our time.

Oscar Grubman (Aaron Stanford) is a true renaissance man. He is sensitive and compassionate, speaks fluent French and is conversant in the classics, and can tell all he needs to know about a woman with one look at her hands. Oh, and by the way, he's 15.

As he returns from boarding school to his parent's New York City apartment for Thanksgiving, Oscar has one thing on his mind: older women. When a beautiful 40-something friend of the family actually takes notice of his infatuation, the comedic complications start piling up.