Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You CanBBBB

(out of 5)

For almost three years in the sixties, high school student Frank Abagnale, Jr. () traveled the world masquerading as a Pan-Am pilot, a doctor and a lawyer, cashing forged cheques and giving authorities a giant headache. Along the way he did some growing up and experienced the rages of teen angst caused by his parents’ divorce. This fascinating comedy features an excellent performance by DiCaprio as well as a brilliant supporting turn by  as the FBI cheque-forgery expert who made it his personal mission to hunt him down. Steven Spielberg directs with an unusually light touch, giving this delightful comedy just the right rhythm to bring its time period to life. Highlighted by fantastic supporting performances by  and , this is one of the most enjoyable films of the year.

DreamWorks, Kemp Company, Splendid Pictures, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation, Muse Entertainment Enterprises

USA, 2002

Directed by Steven Spielberg

Screenplay by , based on the book Catch Me If You Can: The Amazing True Story Of the Youngest and Most Daring Con Man in the History of Fun and Profit by  and

Cinematography by

Produced by , Steven Spielberg

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


Academy Award Nominations
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Christopher Walken as “Frank Abagnale”)
Best Music (Original Score) (John Williams)

Golden Globe Award Nomination
Best Performance By An Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama (Leonardo DiCaprio)

Los Angeles Film Critics Award Nomination
Best Supporting Actor (Christopher Walken)

National Society of Film Critics Award
Best Supporting Actor (Christopher Walken)

Screen Actors Guild Award
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role (Christopher Walken)

British Academy Award
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Christopher Walken)

Best Screenplay – Adapted
Best Costume Design
Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music



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