Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Screenwriter: Jeff Nathanson
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Amy Adams, Jennifer Garner, Elizabeth Banks, Natalie Baye, James Brolin / Ellen Pompeo / Nancy Lenehan / Brian Howe / Frank John Hughes / Chris Ellis
Genre: Drama / Biography / Crime
Region: USA / Canada
Language: English / French
Release: 2003-04-11 (Mainland China) / 2002-12-16 (Los Angeles premiere) / 2002-12-25 (USA)
Runtime: 141 minutes
Also known as: How to Get Away with the Law / Two Heroes to Catch the Wits (Hong Kong) / Clash of Gods and Ghosts (Taiwan) / I Know Who You Are / Catch Me If You Can
Rating: IMDB 8.1 / Rotten Tomatoes 96%
Frank (Leonardo DiCaprio) is the FBI’s youngest wanted man ever. His criminal skills are vast, his ability to disguise his identity is extraordinary, and his criminal footprint is almost universal across America. Pretending to be a doctor, lawyer, and pilot are all his former identities. Of course, with this “skill”, Frank defrauded millions of dollars.
Frank, who lived happily and happily, successfully forged a diploma this time, and went to the hospital to become a doctor. Not only did frank get to know breda (Amy Adams), a nurse, and the two fall in love, he got a job as a da’s assistant through breda’s father. However, it was only the night before the storm – the eyes had been fixed on frank and he was under oath. That’s FBI agent Carl (Tom Hanks).
In the process of researching the hunt for Frank, Carl learned about the extraordinary IQ of this criminal genius. He was repeatedly teased by Frank, a yellow-haired boy, and he hated and had to admire him. Whenever Frank narrowly escapes from his elaborate layout, this game of cat and mouse becomes interesting…
“Catch Me If You Can” is a biographical crime film released in 2002, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Frank Abagnale Jr., a real-life con artist who successfully impersonated various professionals and committed multiple frauds in the 1960s. The film is based on Abagnale’s autobiography of the same name.
The film follows Abagnale as he begins his life of crime by impersonating a Pan Am pilot, then a doctor, and later a lawyer, successfully fooling everyone around him with his charisma and clever forgeries. Meanwhile, an FBI agent named Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks) relentlessly pursues him across the country.
With its witty script, charming performances, and stylish 1960s setting, “Catch Me If You Can” was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $350 million worldwide. DiCaprio and Hanks both received critical acclaim for their performances, and the film’s theme of identity and the consequences of deception has resonated with audiences. It is widely regarded as one of Spielberg’s most entertaining and stylish films.