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Release Date: December 25th, 2002

DVD Release Date: May 6th, 2003

PG-13|2 hr 20 min

Plot Summary
Frank Abagnale, Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio) worked as a doctor, a lawyer, and as a co-pilot for a major airline -- all before his 18th birthday. A master of deception, he was also a brilliant forger, whose skill gave him his first real claim to fame: At the age of 17, Frank Abagnale, Jr. became the most successful bank robber in the history of the U.S. FBI Agent Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks) makes it his prime mission to capture Frank and bring him to justice, but Frank is always one step ahead of him.

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Nathalie Baye, Amy Adams, James Brolin, Brian Howe

Director: Steven Spielberg

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Parkes/MacDonald, DreamWorks SKG, Amblin Entertainment, Splendid Pictures

Distributors: DreamWorks SKG

Keywords: Love interest, 1960s, France, Deception, Pursuit, Suspenseful, Los Angeles, Witty

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Feels more like The Bill Clinton Story than "Primary Colors" (1998). It's a paean to naughty boys who dream of potency and become enraptured by their own scams -- a great American archetype. show more

  • Finally seems like a bit of a con in its own right, but a marvelously smooth one.

  • In the end (and it's a happy end, to be sure), Catch Me if You Can is as crisp and trim as a new suit. Well, a new old suit - say, circa the 1960s. show more

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Awards

Nominated Screenplay (Adapted)
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Winner Actor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)