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Catch Me If You Can (2002)

The true story of a real fake.

Original Title : Catch Me If You Can
Director : Steven Spielberg
Writer : Frank Abagnale Jr.
Stan Redding
Jeff Nathanson
Genre : Adventure
Thriller
Country : USA
Language : English
Producer : Barry Kemp (I) , Daniel Lupi , Laurie MacDonald (I) , Sergio Mimica-Gezzan , Devorah Moos-Hankin , Walter F. Parkes , Anthony Romano (II) , Michel Shane , Steven Spielberg , Darryl Boulley
Music : John Williams
Photography : Janusz Kaminski
MPAA Rating : Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and brief language.
IMDB ID : 0264464
Official site : http://www.dreamworks.com/catchthem/
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Starring

Leonardo DiCaprio Frank W. Abagnale Jr. (aka Frank Taylor/Frank Conners/Barry Allen
Tom Hanks Carl Hanratty
Christopher Walken Frank Abagnale, Sr.
Martin Sheen Roger Strong
Nathalie Baye Paula Abagnale
Amy Adams III
James Brolin Jack Barnes
James Brolin Jack Barnes
 

Plot

Long Island, the 1960s. High schooler Frank Abagnale Jr. idolizes his father, who's in trouble with the IRS. When his parents separate, he runs away to Manhattan with $50 in his checking account, and he vows 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 $2,000,000 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.
 

Comments

Another winner from Tom Hanks STAR RATING:*****Unmissable****Very Good***Okay**You Could Go Out For A Meal Instead*Avoid At All Costs Being probably one of the finest acting talents in Hollywood,it would be hard to refuse to watch any film headbilling Tom Hanks as one of the main stars.While it probably wouldn't be any direct guarantee of the actual film's quality,it would at least always ensure a strong,forceful central performance.And the main,most driving point about Catch Me If You Can is the performances from the leads Hanks and Leornardo Di Caprio,which are amazing.Steven Spielberg's direction is actually a little wayward and the plot does seem a tad unbelievable,but it is a true story so who are we to argue?A thoroughly absorbing and worthwhile picture.****
 
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