• Catch Me if You Can (2002)

Catch Me if You Can

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    David EdelsteinSlate

    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

  • 88
    Ty BurrBoston Globe

    Nothing if not a celebration of our willingness to be gulled by life's charming strangers. show more

  • 80
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Catch Me If You Can represents a distinct change of pace for director Steven Spielberg. This is a lighter movie than he has made in a long while, and you sense his relief that nothing much is at stake. show more

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)