Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You Can

  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Writer: Jeff Nathanson
  • Countries of origin: United States, Canada
  • Language: English, French
  • Release date: December 25, 2002
  • Runtime: 2h 21min
  • Sound mix: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Also known as: Hãy Bắt Tôi Nếu Có Thể
  • "Catch Me If You Can" (English name: Catch Me If You Can) is a crime film produced by DreamWorks Studios and directed by Steven Allan Spielberg , starring Leo and Tom Hanks . It was released in the United States on December 25, 2002.
    The film is based on the autobiography of Frank Abagno Jr. "Catch me if you have the ability-the amazing true story of a scammer". It tells the story of an encounter between FBI agent Carl and the criminal who is good at forging documents. The story of a cat-and-mouse contest   .


    • Release date December 25, 2002
    • Filming locations Alcatraz Prison, Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
    • Production companies Dreamworks Pictures, Kemp Company, Splendid Pictures

    Box office


    $52,000,000 (estimated)

    Gross US & Canada


    Opening weekend US & Canada


    Gross worldwide


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    • By Britney 2022-04-23 07:01:02

      How much influence does one's childhood have on one's life?

      That day, someone coerced and enticed me and sent a message urging me to watch a liar, which happened to be fine, so I reluctantly agreed. From the very beginning of the film, I knew it was a good movie that I had seen a long time ago but never knew the name of.
        Little Frank ran away from home because he couldn't accept the reality of his parents' divorce, and was forced to make a living by making fake checks to cheat money. His father had an allusion to two mice that fell into a...

    • By Sheila 2022-04-23 07:01:02

      Because of love, go home

      Even the most intelligent criminals have their weaknesses. Frank's reliance on family is his Achilles' heel and his most lovable part. Therefore, no matter what kind of strategy Frank applies in the later period, even if he escapes temporarily, it will be easy for Carl to find him. That's also why Carl saved him, in addition to talent, a large part of it was for this reason. Because a child with an infinite longing for family in his heart will not be a cold-blooded criminal, but a reindeer who...

    • By Delpha 2022-04-23 07:01:02

      Where would I be if I hadn't met you -- a litter of cats and mice +_+

      Tom Hanks (representative of Forrest Gump and Sleepless in Seattle, with a positive energy or mild, in short pollution-free face) and "bad boy" Leonardo (representative of Titanic, In Inception and The Wolf of Wall Street are all people whose thinking and behavior are very different from mainstream society and ordinary people), such two people play the role of cat and mouse, and the visual contrast is stark and very interesting.

      Let's take a look at the character set--
      Carl, a...

    • By Conor 2022-04-23 07:01:02

      who is the mouse

      It's quite a legendary story, and it's a bit superb. One is that children are too smart, and they can do everything quickly. They deceive one expert after another, and one is a fixed routine in the United States. People in the CIA are too stupid to do anything. Okay. Makes you have to ask yourself who is the cat and who is the mouse. The poor cat was played around with the little mouse, and there was a bit of drama.
      The story is not very realistic at first glance, it is more like a simple...

    • By Matt 2022-04-23 07:01:02

      i know you'll be back

      The scene that hurts me the most is when Frank gets the bad news of his father's death on the plane to be extradited to the United States, and he escapes from Carl again. When he arrived at the house, he saw the remarried mother and the remarried man being intimate in his former home. A little girl looked at him through the glass. He asked the little girl who you were, and the little girl pointed to Frank's mother: that It's my mother. Frank collapsed completely at this moment, everything that...

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    • By Keyshawn 2022-09-23 06:43:58

      To be honest, it's a bit average, not worthy of this high score. The TV version is obviously much better. Although there is a difference of a few years, this is not the reason. A good movie is enough to stand the test of time. The rhythm of the movie is too fast, it is hastily, there are too many things to explain, and the result is that none of them have been explained clearly. "Showing" skills in this area, if the latter paragraph can be placed at the beginning of the movie, it is estimated...

    • By Arne 2022-09-22 10:05:12

      White Collar theatrical version... Compared with most films of this theme, the style is still unique, there is no gorgeous editing, the fast-paced narration chooses a seemingly unsuitable internal route, but it is full of tension and the characters are full Maybe Spielberg just wanted to make any subject...

    • By Dannie 2022-04-24 07:01:01

      My thoughts are as follows: 1. Leonardo is so handsome, especially in the airport uniform; 2. Tom Hanks has a kind old father on his face, and he recognizes it only after seeing two-thirds of it; 3. Genius is born, such as 0 foundation Passed the exam in 2 weeks; 4. The ending was stunned, fully implementing the "do not waste a single...

    • By Cecil 2022-04-24 07:01:01

      The performances are all very good, and DiCaprio's handsome face is there, so some low-level plots can also be fooled. The story itself is interesting, a natural choice for the art of dreaming. Plus, that's what Spielberg can do...

    • By Alexa 2022-04-24 07:01:01

      The story of a mischievous little boy who finally finds his dad. Carl is Frank's spiritual...

    Movie plot

    Frank Abagno ( Leonardo DiCaprio ) , who is under the age of 18 , was hit hard by the divorce of his parents, and lonely and sadly started the business of forging checks to defraud cash. He succeeded time and time again, writing blank checks totaling $6 million in 50 U.S. states and 28 countries around the world, becoming the youngest criminal on the U.S. most wanted list over the years. Soon after, he pretended to be a pilot again,...
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    Shooting Highlights

    Jennifer Garner only spent one day filming her scene.
    The floating dollar bills in the film mimic the flying feather in "Forrest Gump".
    Although the surface of the concrete road that the audience sees through the lens is wet, in fact, all the scenes of the film were shot on a sunny day.
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    Wear help lens

    Facts are wrong: After Frank Jr. and Carl returned to the United States, Frank looked out the window on the plane and said, "This is LaGuardia Airport, runway 44." The runway number of the airport comes from their compass pointing. From 01 to 36, so there is no "runway 44" at all.
    An anachronism: In 1969, when Frank and Carl landed at LaGuardia Airport, there was a group of New York City shots from the sky, and the World Trade Center...
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    Creative background

    The screenwriter Jeff Nathanson first learned of his legendary experience from Abagno’s interview videos. He felt that Abagno’s story is similar to "Tiger Leopard" and "Leaping the Cuckoo's Nest". Those movies Focusing on illegal or anti-social groups, although they are villains, they can win the support and love of the audience with their irresistible personal charm. He believes that Frank's story can make a good movie. Beginning in...
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    Evaluation action

    The film started at a slower pace, and the back and forth of time and space made the audience eager to find out the truth have to concentrate on every detail. This may also be a way of structuring the film. Hollywood films generally grab the audience’s attention in the first few minutes and create an atmosphere as soon as possible to enter the theme. The beginning of the film seems to be a bit similar to soap operas and detective...
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    Movie quotes

    • Frank Abagnale, Jr.: [In a letter] Dear Dad, you always told me that an honest man has nothing to fear, so I'm trying my best not to be afraid.

    • [repeated line]

      Carl Hanratty: How'd you do it, Frank? How did you cheat on the bar exam in Louisiana?

    • Earl Amdursky: [while Carl is setting the trap for Frank at the Miami airport] Why won't he just take a taxi to New York or Atlanta?

      Carl Hanratty: Because *I'm* not in New York. *I'm* not in Atlanta.