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 Leanne 2023-01-15 23:54:20

      I watched for two weeks and passed the bar...

    • By Spencer 2023-01-05 22:28:45

      In the process of camouflage, the texture of the brush and ink is indeed the physical and psychological impact of a child from a divorced family. The film is excellent, both in terms of script and acting. Spielberg has long been familiar with the business model, and the gimmicks of the film are in the part of disguise. But it is not very objective in terms of checks, and the final extradition, until the FBI work is the best performance of the drama...

    • By Elisha 2022-12-26 20:25:20

      A story of a sea king who fell in love with the shore, leaving other bastards with nowhere to...

    • By Vincenza 2022-12-24 08:55:11

      Complicated and ingenious narrative, humor is not monotonous. Thin little plums, beautiful baby face, and a little bit of natural pungent breath in the eyebrows and eyes, perfectly matched the role. Rather than saying that the film was well done, it would be better to say that the characters were well...

    • By Maxie 2022-12-11 12:12:05

      Not impossible, only unexpected. Friends of the judicial examination, study...

    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

    • Sentencing Judge: taking into account the gravity of these crimes, your history of bold and elusive behavior, and your complete lack of respect for the laws of the United States. I have no choice but to ignore your request to be treated as a minor, and sentence you to twelve years in Atlanta's maximum security prison, and recommend strongly that you be kept in isolation for the entirety of that sentence.

    • Frank Abagnale, Jr.: Dr. Harris, do you concur?

      Doctor Harris: Yes?

      Frank Abagnale, Jr.: Do you concur?

      Doctor Harris: [confused] Concur with what, sir?

    • [Carl is looking around Frank Abagnale Sr.'s apartment, when he comes through the door]

      Frank Abagnale Sr.: [annoyed] Make yourself at home!

      Carl Hanratty: Frank Abagnale Sr.?

      Frank Abagnale Sr.: You're not a cop!

      Carl Hanratty: [flashes credentials] Special Agent Hanratty, FBI.

      Frank Abagnale Sr.: [now calmer] You're not a cop! My landlord told me you were not a cop. Well, if you're going to arrest me, I'd like to put on a different suit if that's okay with you.

      Carl Hanratty: No, no. I'm not here to arrest you. I'm looking for your son. He's in trouble. Do you know where he is?

      Frank Abagnale Sr.: If I tell you where he is, will you promise not to tell his mother?

      Carl Hanratty: Sure.

      Frank Abagnale Sr.: Frank made a fake I.D. and enlisted in the Marine Corps. He's over in Vietnam right now. That kid is halfway around the world, crawling through the damn jungle, fighting the Communists so... please, don't come to my home and call my boy a criminal, because that kid has more guts...

      Carl Hanratty: I never said he was a criminal, Mr. Abagnale. I said he was in trouble. If you'd like to give me a call and talk, here's my number.

      [Carl grabs a pen from a table filled with letters and writes down his information. As he peers down, he sees a letter from Frank giving his location as Riverbend Apartments, Atlanta, Georgia]

      Frank Abagnale Sr.: You're not a father, are you?

      Carl Hanratty: [looks back up] Pardon me?

      Frank Abagnale Sr.: If you were a father, you'd know. I would never give up my son. I would never give up my son.

      Carl Hanratty: Yes, sir. I understand.