Catch Me If You Can

A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not only eludes capture, he revels in the pursuit.
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Film Cast:

  • Frank Abagnale Jr.: Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Carl Hanratty: Tom Hanks
  • Frank Abagnale: Christopher Walken
  • Roger Strong: Martin Sheen
  • Paula Abagnale: Nathalie Baye
  • Brenda Strong: Amy Adams
  • Jack Barnes: James Brolin
  • Cheryl Ann: Jennifer Garner
  • Special Agent Witkins: Chris Ellis
  • Earl Amdursky: Brian Howe
  • Paul Morgan: Steve Eastin
  • Assistant Director Marsh: John Finn
  • Lucy: Elizabeth Banks
  • Marci: Ellen Pompeo
  • Warden Garren: Guy Thauvette
  • Kitty Carlisle: Kitty Carlisle
  • Girl #1: Kelly McNair
  • Secretary: Sarah Rush
  • Little Girl: Jasmine Jessica Anthony
  • Little Girl on Street: Celine du Tertre
  • Tom Fox: Frank John Hughes
  • Carol Strong: Nancy Lenehan
  • Darcy: Candice Azzara
  • Joanna: Kaitlin Doubleday
  • Loan Officer: Matthew Kimbrough
  • Football Player: Joshua Boyd
  • Student #1: Jonathan Dankner
  • Teacher: Maggie Mellin
  • Principal Evans: Thomas Kopache
  • Ms. Davenport: Margaret Travolta
  • Bartender: Jimmie F. Skaggs
  • Mr. Kesner: Alex Hyde-White
  • Mrs. Lavalier: Lilyan Chauvin
  • Ticket Clerk: Eugene Fleming
  • Hotel Manager: Robert Ruth
  • Ashley: Jennifer Manley
  • Pilot: James Morrison
  • Mr. Rosen: Robert Symonds
  • Female Bank Teller: Jennifer Kan
  • Front Desk Clerk: Robert Curtis Brown
  • Young Female Teller: Kelly Hutchinson
  • Manager: Steve Witting
  • Receptionist: Wendy Worthington
  • TWA Ticket Agent: Jane Bodle
  • Auctioneer: J. Patrick McCormack
  • Motel Owner: Brian Goodman
  • Salesman: Ray Proscia
  • Riverbend Woman: Sarah Lancaster
  • Riverbend Woman: Jill Matson
  • Terry: Mike Baldridge
  • Party Guy: Joel Ewing
  • Young Doctor: Ritchie Montgomery
  • Victor Griffith: Jim Antonio
  • Party Girl: Angela Sorensen
  • Dr. Ashland: Jonathan Brent
  • Emergency Nurse: Benita Krista Nall
  • Doctor Harris: Shane Edelman
  • Young Patient: Andrew Meeks
  • FBI Agent: Morgan Rusler
  • Bar Examiner: Jane Edith Wilson
  • Judge: Dave Hager
  • Kid: Kyle Davis
  • Mr. Hendricks: Patrick Thomas O’Brien
  • Monica: Jaime Ray Newman
  • Debra Jo: Deborah Kellner
  • Heather: Mercedes Cornett
  • Miggy: Amy Acker
  • FBI Agent: Robert Peters
  • FBI Agent: James DuMont
  • FBI Agent: Thomas Crawford
  • Abe Penner: Malachi Throne
  • Ira Penner: Alfred Dennis
  • Penner Brother: Max Kerstein
  • TWA Stewardess: Donna Kimball
  • Captain Oliver: Jan Munroe
  • Pilot: Stephen Dunham
  • Pilot: Brandon Keener
  • NY Savings Bank Manager: Anthony Powers
  • Female Teller: Lauren Cohn
  • Teen Waiter: Jeremy Howard
  • Man #3: Jack Knight
  • Ilene: Jamie Anderson
  • Candy: Kam Heskin
  • Hotel Maid: Ana Maria Quintana
  • FBI Agent: Gerald R. Molen
  • Blind Man: Stan Bly
  • Young Man: Jamie Moss
  • Peggy: Jessica Collins
  • French Policeman: Frank Abagnale Jr.
  • Prison Guard: Roger Léger
  • French Police Captain: Jean-François Blanchard
  • French Police: Mathieu Gaudreault
  • French Police: Guy-Daniel Tremblay
  • French Police: Alex Bisping
  • French Police: Patrice Dussault
  • Maitre D’: Paul Todd
  • Kid: Jake Wagner
  • Party Twin: Ashley Cohen
  • Party Twin: Kelly Cohen
  • Piano Player / Singer: Ellis Hall
  • Piano Player: Steven Meizler
  • Co-Pilot: Fred Datig
  • Joe Garagiola, Sr.: Joe Garagiola
  • Choir: Dominic Bond
  • Choir: Jean-François Brousseau
  • Choir: Francis Campeau
  • Choir: Raphaël Cardin
  • Choir: Marc-Antoine Côté
  • Choir: Antoine Drolet-Dumoulin
  • Choir: Léon Dussault-Gagné
  • Choir: Simon Houle-Gauthier
  • Choir: Vincent Généreux
  • Choir: Sébastien Jean
  • Choir: Pascal Larouche
  • Choir: William Lauzon
  • Choir: Florent Legault
  • Choir: Jason McNally
  • Choir: Julien Normandeau
  • Choir: David Parent-Laliberté
  • Choir: Alexandre Pepin
  • Choir: Nicolas Radeschi
  • Choir: Jonathan René
  • Choir: Samuel St-Amour
  • Student (uncredited): Jesse Heiman
  • student (uncredited): Ryan Izay
  • James (uncredited): Nick Zano
  • Hot Blonde (uncredited): Nicole Andrews
  • …: Evis Xheneti

Film Crew:

  • Original Music Composer: John Williams
  • Casting: Debra Zane
  • Producer: Steven Spielberg
  • Director of Photography: Janusz Kamiński
  • Editor: Michael Kahn
  • Casting Associate: Terri Taylor
  • Producer: Walter F. Parkes
  • Screenplay: Jeff Nathanson
  • Assistant Art Director: John Warnke
  • Stunt Coordinator: Webster Whinery
  • Co-Executive Producer: Daniel Lupi
  • Rigging Grip: Victor Macias
  • Costume Design: Mary Zophres
  • Set Decoration: Leslie A. Pope
  • Executive Producer: Laurie MacDonald
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Charles L. Campbell
  • Book: Frank Abagnale Jr.
  • Book: Stan Redding
  • Executive Producer: Barry Kemp
  • First Assistant Director: Sergio Mimica-Gezzan
  • Co-Producer: Devorah Moos-Hankin
  • Executive Producer: Anthony Romano
  • Executive Producer: Michel Shane
  • Production Design: Jeannine Oppewall
  • Art Direction: Sarah Knowles
  • Makeup Artist: Daniel C. Striepeke
  • Special Effects Coordinator: John Hartigan
  • Set Decoration: Claudette Didul
  • First Assistant Editor: Richard Byard
  • Set Designer: Sally Thornton
  • Makeup Artist: Deborah La Mia Denaver
  • Supervising ADR Editor: R.J. Kizer
  • Dialogue Editor: Mildred Iatrou
  • ADR Voice Casting: Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson
  • Music Editor: Kenneth Wannberg
  • Boom Operator: Robert Jackson
  • Second Assistant Director: David H. Venghaus Jr.
  • In Memory Of: Bruce Paltrow
  • Set Designer: Suzan Wexler
  • Production Sound Mixer: Ron Judkins
  • Unit Production Manager: Cristen Carr Strubbe
  • Production Supervisor: Will Weiske
  • Makeup Department Head: Lois Burwell
  • Stunt Coordinator: Marc Désourdy
  • Key Costumer: Lori DeLapp
  • Makeup Artist: Luisa Abel
  • Costume Supervisor: Cha Blevins
  • Assistant Editor: Michael Trent
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Andy Nelson
  • Post Production Supervisor: Erica Frauman
  • Script Supervisor: Ana Maria Quintana
  • Location Scout: Lori A. Balton
  • Leadman: Russell R. Anderson
  • Sound Effects Editor: Ted Caplan
  • Set Designer: Randall D. Wilkins
  • Property Master: Steven B. Melton
  • Dialogue Editor: Susan Dawes
  • Still Photographer: Andrew Cooper
  • Chief Lighting Technician: David Devlin
  • Assistant Sound Editor: Blake R. Cornett
  • Camera Operator: Mitch Dubin
  • Transportation Coordinator: Geno Hart
  • Supervising Sound Editor: John A. Larsen
  • Steadicam Operator: David Emmerichs
  • Location Scout: Richard Klotz
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Anna Behlmer
  • Hair Department Head: Kathryn Blondell
  • Hairstylist: Carolyn Elias
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Marc Varisco
  • Visual Effects Producer: Lindsay Hallett
  • Key Hair Stylist: Kim Santantonio
  • Hairstylist: Audrey L. Anzures
  • Dialect Coach: Jessica Drake
  • Makeup Artist: Sian Grigg
  • Color Timer: Dale E. Grahn
  • Construction Coordinator: Dave DeGaetano
  • First Assistant Sound Editor: David Wolowic
  • First Assistant Camera: Steven Meizler
  • Casting Assistant: Erin Toner
  • Sound Effects Editor: John Morris
  • First Assistant Editor: Patrick Crane
  • Art Department Coordinator: Francine Byrne
  • Transportation Co-Captain: Kirk Huston
  • 3D Supervisor: Robin Kobrynski
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Patrice Mugnier
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Lynn Hoffman
  • Key Set Costumer: Cookie Lopez
  • Key Set Costumer: Andrew Slyder
  • Rigging Gaffer: Brian Lukas
  • Transportation Captain: Joe Cosentino
  • Transportation Co-Captain: Angel DeSanti
  • Key Grip: Jim Kwiatkowski
  • First Assistant “B” Camera: Mark Spath
  • Production Coordinator: Nellie Adami
  • Unit Publicist: Nancy Willen
  • Negative Cutter: Gary Burritt
  • Dolly Grip: Jerry Bertolami
  • Title Designer: Olivier Kuntzel
  • Title Designer: Florence Deygas
  • Makeup Artist: Maggie E. Elliot
  • Hairstylist: Dorothy D. Fox
  • Production Accountant: Kelly A. Snyder
  • Location Manager: Mike Fantasia
  • Set Designer: Anthony D. Parrillo
  • Best Boy Grip: Kevin Erb
  • Dolly Grip: Mathieu Price
  • Second Assistant Camera: Tom Jordan
  • Dolly Grip: Ralph Scherer

Movie Reviews:

  • TopKek: This was an entertaining and fun piece of film making from the ever-reliable Steven Spielberg. It is a bit of a depart from his usual full-blown and hugely epic pictures, yet this does not detract at all from the fascinating story of Frank Abagnale Jr. I was interested in this man before I’d seen the movie, and it only served to increase my interest. Although it is important to remember (as with any such film) that this is only ‘inspired’ by a true story and not told word for word from one, the plot is fascinating and keeps you laughing, crying and wondering until the end.

    Frank Abagnale Jr. is an astounding and interesting character. The real life Abagnale originally said that he did not believe DiCaprio to be ‘suave’ enough to play the role, but he certainly does pull it off. DiCaprio’s acting is superb, and totally believable as a man who could lie to, deceive, and con everyone he met without once losing any of his charisma or charm. Hanks is also excellent, he plays the role of the obsessed FBI agent well, and also with a likable quality. The interaction between these two characters was great, it was interesting to see a budding relationship slowly build between two characters who were actually positioned against one another.

    I loved the look of the film. It was a refreshing blast to see the 60s portrayed in such a vivid and colorful way. The whole setting and atmosphere of the film gave it a wonderful and almost (I hesitate to use the word) ‘magical’ sense. This tone appealed to me much more than a darker tone might have.

    However, the film is rife with moral ambiguity. As much fun as it is to watch DiCaprio jumping from one place (and identity) to the next, forging checks and spending inordinate amounts of money at a whim, the film never really focuses on the morally bankrupt side of the story. The portion of the film devoted to this at the end still seems to skim over the fact that this man has stolen millions of dollars. It ends on a high note for Frank Abagnale Jr., never fully spelling out the wrongs he committed. Still, this would probably bring the whole film down, and sometimes it’s fun just to enjoy a bit of escapism without being told off for desiring such things. I mean, it’s hard to be totally strict and upright – you have to love it when DiCaprio’s character swindles Jennifer Garner’s prostitute for $400!

    Overall, this is a fun film and really enjoyable. Not as much of an epic masterpiece as some of Spielberg’s other movies, but still a great film!

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