Catch Me If You Can

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Based on the true story of frank abagnale jr., a successful con artist who managed to pass himself off as several identities and the fbi agent hot on his trail.


Studio Paramount
SKU 40220063
UPC 678149033229
UPC 14 00678149033229
Format DVD
Release Date 5/1/2007
Rating Rating
Essential Cinema
FBI Agents
Scams And Cons
Theatrical Release
True Story
Editors Note
Note Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Frank W. Abagnale's autobiography CATCH ME IF YOU CAN follows the cat-and-mouse chase of Abagnale (Leonardo DiCaprio) and FBI agent Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks) as Abagnale travels the world passing forged checks and assuming false identities. Covering the time period from 1963-69, the film leaps from the suburbs of New York to Georgia, Louisiana, Miami, France and the skies of Pan American airlines with Abagnale, who passes himself off as a pilot, doctor, lawyer and socialite, while constantly frustrating Hanratty's attempts to nab the increasingly cunning forger.^CATCH ME IF YOU CAN finds Spielberg drawing on the father-son relationship that develops between Abagnale and Hanratty, filling a void left in the lives of each man: Abagnale's strained relationship with his tax-cheat father (Christopher Walken) and Hanratty's never-seen family left behind in the wake of a divorce. As Hanratty pursues Abagnale, their mutual admiration and respect grows, and finally they even come to rely on each other.
Los Angeles Times "...In its detail and sweep, the production is immaculate...the fluidity of the filmmaking serves as another reminder that there isn't a more technically skillful director working in American movies..." 12/25/2002 p.C1
New York Times "...[A] supremely entertaining portrait of a virtuoso impostor....Mr. DiCaprio's portrayal of this brilliant fraud is, in a word, sensational..." 12/25/2002 p.E1
Entertainment Weekly "...[DiCaprio] has just the right touch of baby-cheeked deadpan innocence to make you believe in the schemes of this eager boy grifter..." 01/03/2003 p.46
Premiere "...CATCH encompasses a summation, a statement, and a bit of self-send-up, all in the detectable disguise of a light entertainment..." 02/01/2003 p.16-18
Box Office "...It's a stunning pairing. DiCaprio transforms on screen....Hanks, meanwhile, is endearing....A richly detailed film with a fully developed supporting cast..." 03/01/2003 p.59
Sight and Sound "...[With] wonderfully inventive cinematography....The film is visually arresting....DiCaprio excels as the epicene, chameleon-like young pretender who effortlessly takes on new guises..." 02/01/2003 p.40
Steven Spielberg
Leonardo DiCaprio
Tom Hanks
Cast & Crew
Amy Adams - Star
James Brolin - Star
Frank John Hughes - Star
Brian Howe - Star
Leonardo DiCaprio - Star
Christopher Walken - Star
Tom Hanks - Star
Nathalie Baye - Star
Martin Sheen - Star
Jennifer Garner - Star
Jeff Nathanson - Screenwriter
John Williams - Composer
Walter F. Parkes - Producer
Laurie MacDonald - Executive Producer
Tony Romano - Executive Producer
Michel Shane - Executive Producer
Frank W. Abagnale - Source Writer
Stan Redding - Source Writer
Steven Spielberg - Producer
Barry Kemp - Executive Producer
Steven Spielberg - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2002
Catalog ID 90332
UPC 00678149033229
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 141 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
1.33:1 [4:3]
Oscar (2003) Christopher Walken, Nominated, Best Actor in a Supporting Role,John Williams, Nominated, Best Music, Original Score
Golden Globes (2003) Leonardo DiCaprio, Nominated, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
DVD, Dolby, Dolby Digital (5.1), Digital Audio
Product Attributes
Actor Dicaprio/hanks
Label Dreamworks Pictures
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Stephen Holden, The New York Times Smart and funny.
Joel Siegel, Good Morning America Movies don't get much more fun than this.

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