Catch Me If You Can (movie)

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Catch Me If You Can
Directed bySteven Spielberg
Produced bySteven Spielberg,
Walter F. Parkes
Written byJeff Nathanson,
Stan Redding
StarringLeonardo DiCaprio,
Tom Hanks
Music byJohn Williams
Release date
December 25, 2002
Running time
141
LanguageEnglish

Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 American biographical crime drama movie. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. The movie was directed by Steven Spielberg. It is based on the 1980 book by Frank Abagnale.

Catch Me if You Can is set in 1963. Frank Abagnale is played by Leonardo DiCaprio. Frank is sixteen years old. Carl Hanratty is played by Tom Hanks. Carl is an FBI investigator. When Frank's parents get divorced, Frank decides to leave his house change his name. He buys a pilot uniform and forges (makes a fake copy of) a pilot licence. He travels with PanAm airlines to many countries. He pays with forged cheques in the USA.

Then Frank decides to work as a doctor. He again forges the documents. In the hospital he meets a girl. He works as a lawyer, so that he can marry the girl from the hospital. Carl Hanratty is at the wedding. Carl reveals to the girls' father who Frank is. In the meantime, Frank tells his wife the truth about his life and what he has done. Carl searches the house, but Frank has already left. Frank escapes and moves to Mont-de Marson, France where he lives with his mother for a while. On Christmas Day, Carl Hanratty knocks on the door and he tells Frank that he is arresting him. Frank goes quietly with Carl. When Frank leaves jail, he works with Carl Hanratty, helping Carl to catch criminals who forge cheques and other documents.

Release dates[change | change source]

Country Premiere
 United States 25 December 2002
 Mexico 1 January 2003
 Canada 2 January 2003
 Australia 9 January 2003
 Taiwan 10 January 2003
 Egypt 15 January 2003
 Spain 24 January 2003
 South Korea 24 January 2003
 Philippines 29 January 2003
  Switzerland 30 January 2003 (German speaking region)
 Germany 30 January 2003
 Hong Kong 30 January 2003
 Singapore 30 January 2003
 Slovenia 30 January 2003
 Austria 31 January 2003
  Switzerland 31 January 2003 (Italian speaking region)
 United Kingdom 31 January 2003
 Ireland 31 January 2003
 Iceland 31 January 2003
 Italy 31 January 2003
 Turkey 31 January 2003
 Hungary 6 February 2003
 Israel 6 February 2003
 Netherlands 6 February 2003
 Portugal 7 February 2003
 Belgium 12 February 2003
  Switzerland 12 February 2003 (French speaking region)
 France 12 February 2003
 Czech Republic 13 February 2003
 Russia 13 February 2003
 Slovakia 13 February 2003
 Colombia 14 February 2003
 Finland 14 February 2003
 Uruguay 14 February 2003
 Argentina 20 February 2003
 Chile 20 February 2003
 Brazil 21 February 2003
 Estonia 21 February 2003
 Peru 27 February 2003
 Greece 28 February 2003
 Poland 28 February 2003
 Kuwait 4 March 2003
 Denmark 7 March 2003
 Norway 7 March 2003
 Sweden 7 March 2003
 Romania 14 March 2003
 Japan 21 March 2003
 Lithuania 21 March 2003
 Bulgaria 28 March 2003

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