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Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Coming Out at 25 December 2002 in theaters.

Biography, Crime, Drama

Catch Me If You Can is biographical crime film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Jeff Nathanson. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, with Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen and Nathalie Baye in supporting roles. The film is based on the life of Frank Abagnale, who, before his 19th birthday, successfully performed cons worth millions of dollars by posing as a Pan American World Airways pilot, a Georgia doctor and a Louisiana parish prosecutor. His foremost crime was check fraud; he became so highly skilled that the FBI later turned to him for help catching other check forgers.

Development for the film began in 1980 but dragged on until 1997, when Spielberg’s DreamWorks bought the film rights to Abagnale’s book. David Fincher, Gore Verbinski, Lasse Hallström, Miloš Forman and Cameron Crowe were all considered to direct the film before Spielberg decided to direct it himself. Filming took place from February to May 2002.

The film opened on December 25, 2002 to critical and commercial success. At the 75th Academy Awards, Christopher Walken and John Williams were nominated for Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Score.

In 1963, teenager Frank Abagnale lives in New Rochelle, New York with his father Frank Abagnale, Sr., and French mother, Paula. When Frank Sr. encounters tax problems with the IRS, his family is forced to move from their large home to a small apartment. Paula carries on an affair with Jack Barnes, her husband’s friend. Meanwhile, Frank has to transfer to public school and gets into trouble when he begins posing as a substitute French teacher on his first day there. Frank runs away when his parents divorce. Needing money, he turns to confidence scams to survive, and his cons grow bolder. He impersonates an airline pilot and forges Pan Am payroll checks. Soon, his forgeries are worth millions of dollars.

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writers: Jeff Nathanson, Frank Abagnale Jr. (book), Stan Redding (book)

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


Leonardo DiCaprioFrank Abagnale Jr.
Tom HanksCarl Hanratty
Christopher WalkenFrank Abagnale
Martin SheenRoger Strong
Nathalie BayePaula Abagnale
Amy AdamsBrenda Strong
James BrolinJack Barnes
Brian HoweEarl Amdursky
Frank John HughesTom Fox
Steve EastinPaul Morgan
Chris EllisSpecial Agent Witkins
John FinnAssistant Director Marsh
Jennifer GarnerCheryl Ann
Nancy LenehanCarol Strong
Ellen PompeoMarci
Elizabeth BanksLucy
Guy ThauvetteWarden Garren
Candice AzzaraDarcy
Matthew KimbroughLoan Officer
Joshua BoydFootball Player
Kaitlin DoubledayJoanna
Kelly McNairGirl #1
Jonathan DanknerStudent #1 
Maggie MellinTeacher
Thomas KopachePrincipal Evans
Margaret TravoltaMs. Davenport
Jimmie F. SkaggsBartender
Alex Hyde-WhiteMr. Kesner
Lilyan ChauvinMrs. Lavalier
Eugene FlemingTicket Clerk
Robert RuthHotel Manager
Jennifer ManleyAshley
James MorrisonPilot
Robert SymondsMr. Rosen
Jennifer KanFemale Bank Teller
Robert Curtis BrownFront Desk Clerk
Kelly HutchinsonYoung Female Teller
Steve WittingManager
Wendy WorthingtonReceptionist
Jane BodleTWA Ticket Agent
J. Patrick McCormackAuctioneer
Brian GoodmanMotel Owner
Ray ProsciaSalesman
Sarah LancasterRiverbend Woman
Jill Matson-SachoffRiverbend Woman 
Mike BaldridgeTerry
Joel EwingParty Guy
Ritchie MontgomeryYoung Doctor
Jim AntonioVictor Griffith
Angela SorensenParty Girl
Jonathan BrentDr. Ashland
Benita Krista NallEmergency Nurse
Shane EdelmanDoctor Harris
Andrew MeeksYoung Patient
Morgan RuslerFBI Agent
Jane Edith WilsonBar Examiner
Dave HagerJudge
Kyle DavisKid
Patrick Thomas O’BrienMr. Hendricks
Jaime Ray NewmanMonica
Deborah KellnerDebra Jo
Mercedes CornettHeather
Amy AckerMiggy
Robert PetersFBI Agent
James DuMontFBI Agent 
Thomas CrawfordFBI Agent
Sarah RushSecretary
Malachi ThroneAbe Penner
Alfred DennisIra Penner
Max KersteinPenner Brother
Donna KimballTWA Stewardess
Jan MunroeCaptain Oliver
Stephen DunhamPilot
Brandon KeenerPilot
Jasmine Jessica AnthonyLittle Girl
Anthony PowersNY Savings Bank Manager
Lauren CohnFemale Teller
Jeremy HowardTeen Waiter
Jack KnightMan #3
Jamie AndersonIlene
Kam HeskinCandy
Ana Maria QuintanaHotel Maid
Gerald R. MolenFBI Agent 
Celine du TertreLittle Girl on Street 
Stan BlyBlind Man
Jamie MossYoung Man
Jessica CollinsPeggy
Frank Abagnale Jr.French Policeman
Roger LégerPrison Guard 
Jean-François BlanchardFrench Police Captain
Mathieu GaudreaultFrench Police
Guy-Daniel TremblayFrench Police 
Alex BispingFrench Police 
Patrice DussaultFrench Police
Paul ToddMaitre D’
Jake WagnerKid
Ashley CohenParty Twin
Kelly CohenParty Twin
Ellis HallPiano Player / Singer
Steven MeizlerPiano Player

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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