Release Date
25 Dec 2002
MPAA Rating
141 min
Biography, Crime, Drama

Catch Me If You Can

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.


Steven Spielberg


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


Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen

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