Catch Me If You Can (2002)

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Catch Me If You Can (2002)
  • Time: 141 min
  • Genre: Biography | Comedy | Crime
  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken

Storyline:
New Rochelle, the 1960s. High schooler Frank Abagnale Jr. idolizes his father, who’s in trouble with the IRS. When his parents separate, Frank runs away to Manhattan with $25 in his checking account, vowing to regain dad’s losses and get his parents back together. Just a few years later, the FBI tracks him down in France; he’s extradited, tried, and jailed for passing more than $4,000,000 in bad checks. Along the way, he’s posed as a Pan Am pilot, a pediatrician, and an attorney. And, from nearly the beginning of this life of crime, he’s been pursued by a dour FBI agent, Carl Hanratty. What starts as cat and mouse becomes something akin to father and son.

One review

  • “Catch me if you can” is another Steven Spielberg’s great hit! The story line and screen play in this movie is really enjoyable, it catches you and holds you until the very end. What makes this movie even more amazing, is that it’s based on a true story. Leonardo DiCaprio, Christopher Walken, and Tom Hanks are all very strong in their performances. DiCaprio shines in this film as Frank Abagnale Jr., Hanks plays the perfect foil and Christopher Walken is excellent as Abagnale’s father. This movie is brilliantly played & written, based on an utterly fascinating life. I can’t recommend this film highly enough. Really, you’ll want to watch it again and again.

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