Catch Me If You Can


2h 20m 2002

Brief Synopsis

Based on a true story, Frank W. Abagnale was employed as a doctor, a lawyer and as a co-pilot for a major airline company all before reaching his 21st birthday. A successful con artist and master of deception, Frank is also a brilliant forger, whose skill at check fraud has netted him millions of dollars in stolen funds, much to the chagrin of the authorities. FBI Agent Carl Hanratty has made it his prime mission to capture him and bring him to justice. However, Frank is always one step ahead of Carl baiting him to continue the chase.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Crime
Biography
Period
Adaptation
Release Date
2002
Distribution Company
AMBLIN PARTNERS
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Quebec, Canada; Los Angeles, California, USA; Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 20m

Synopsis

Based on a true story, Frank W. Abagnale was employed as a doctor, a lawyer, and as a co-pilot for a major airline company-all before reaching his 21st birthday. A successful con artist and master of deception, Frank is also a brilliant forger, whose skill at check fraud has netted him millions of dollars in stolen funds--much to the chagrin of the authorities. FBI Agent Carl Hanratty has made it his prime mission to capture him and bring him to justice, however Frank is always one step ahead of Carl, baiting him to continue the chase.

Cast

Leonardo Dicaprio

Tom Hanks

Christopher Walken

Amy Adams

Jennifer Garner

Ellen Pompeo

Anthony Powers

Jennifer Kan

Jamie Moss

Stephen Dunham

Frank John Hughes

Dave Hager

Deborah Kellner

Amy Acker

Jake Wagner

Mike Baldridge

Kyle Davis

Jane Bodle

Kam Heskin

Shane Edelman

Max Kerstein

Steve Eastin

Jane Edith Wilson

James Dumont

Dominic Bond

Martin Sheen

Jill Matson

Kaitlin Doubleday

Steven Meizler

Guy-daniel Tremblay

Robert Peters

Florent Legault

James Brolin

Sarah Lancaster

Nicolas Radeschi

Ana Maria Quintana

Vincent Genereux

Sebastien Jean

Brian Howe

Kelly Cohen

Kelly Hutchinson

Robert Symonds

Ellis Hall

Thomas Kopache

Jessica Collins

Eugene Fleming

Jeremy Howard

Jonathan Danker

Russ Anderson

Lead Man

Margaret Travolta

Pascal Larouche

Angela Sorensen

Steve Witting

Matthew Kimbrough

Alexander Bisping

Kitty Carlisle

Herself

Nathalie Baye

Stan Bly

David Parent-laliberte

Antoine Drolet-dumoulin

Alexandre Pepin

Alex Hyde-white

Paul Todd

John Finn

Julien Normandeau

Benita Krista Nall

Simon Houle-gauthier

Samuel St-amour

Leif Ove Andsnes

Performer

Brandon Keener

Joshua Boyd

Jennifer Manley

Jean-francois Blanchard

Elizabeth Banks

Wendy Worthington

Leon Dussault-gagne

Andrew Meeks

William Lauzon

Jack Knight

Maggie Mellin

Guy Thauvette

Jan Munroe

John Barry

Performer

Celine Du Tertre

Lilyan Chauvin

Sarah Rush

James Morrison

Thomas Crawford

Brian Goodman

Lauren Cohn

Jean-francois Brousseau

Jim Antonio

Frank W Abagnale

Mercedes Cornett

Philip C. Canfield

Lead Man

Francis Campeau

Joel Ewing

Jamie Anderson

Ashley Cohen

Mathieu Gaudreault

Marc-antoine Cote

Jasmine Jessica Anthony

J Patrick Mccormack

Gerald R Molen

Candice Azzara

Donna Kimball

Morgan Rusler

Robert Ruth

Jimmie F Skaggs

Malachi Throne

Chris Ellis

Nancy Lenehan

Joe Garagiola Sr.

Himself

Patrick O'brien

Fred A Datig

Raphael Cardin

Jaime Ray Newman

Jonathan Brent

Jonathan Rene

Patrice Dussault

Ritchie Montgomery

Ray Proscia

Roger Leger

Kelly Mcnair

Robert Curtis Brown

Alfred Dennis

Jason Mcnally

Crew

Frank W Abagnale

Consultant

Frank W Abagnale

Source Material

Luisa Abel

Makeup Artist

Nellie Adami

Production Coordinator

Michael Adams

Stunts

Greg Addison

Rigging Gaffer

Michael Adkins

Costume Supervisor

Blondel Aidoo

Visual Effects Producer

Danny Aiello Iii

Stunts

Jennifer Alessi

Extras Casting Assistant

Sande Alessi

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Renee Lee Alito

Accountant

Curtis Allen

Swing Gang

Paul Alter

Song

Bill Anagnos

Stunts

Alex Anderson

Song

Robert C Anderson

Grip

Paul Anka

Song

Audrey Anzures

Hair Stylist

Harold Arlen

Song

Sage Asteak

Extras Casting Assistant

Paige Augustine

Art Department

Burt Bacharach

Song

John Bal

Stunts

Lori A Balton

Location Scout

Tony Barattini

Driver

Real Baril

Property Master

Jennifer Barrons

Production Associate

Marsha Bartlett

Costumer

Melissa Bartley

Art Department

Mark Basler

Driver

Travis Baumann

Digital Effects Artist

Charlotte Bavasso

Visual Effects Producer

Robert Bruce Baylis

Key Grip

Alain Bedard

Stunts

Anna Behlmer

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Ramiro Belgardt

Music Editor

Madeline Bell

Assistant Location Manager

Mike Belt

Driver

Greg Benge

Swing Gang

Kevin Berman

Security

Luc Bernard

Accounting Assistant

Norman Bernard

Production

Norman Bernard

Boom Operator

Jerry Bertolami

Dolly Grip

Marie-etienne Bessette

Wardrobe

David Betancourt

Foley Mixer

Jason Bierfeld

Assistant

Joe Biggins

Project Manager

Jody Bingenheimer

Driver

Deborah 'cha' Blevins

Costume Supervisor

Kathryn Blondell

Hair Stylist

Bobbie Blyle

Production Assistant

Ben Bohling

Production Assistant

Marek Bojsza

Electrician

Daniel Myers Boone

Accountant

Luca Borghese

Rights & Clearances

Chris Bothwell

Electrician

Tim Bowen

Swing Gang

Jill Bowles

Assistant

Joey Box

Stunts

Phil Brennan

Digital Effects Artist

Julie Breton

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Conrad V Brink

Special Effects Coordinator

Rene Brisson

Driver

Michel Brochu

Construction Coordinator

Rick Broderman

Painter

Amanda C Bromberg

Production Assistant

Rolland M. Brooks

Scenic Artist

Kayce Brown

Production Assistant

Christopher S Bryson

Production Assistant

James S Buckman

Transportation Co-Captain

Paul Bucossi

Stunts

Pete Bucossi

Stunts

Milton Buras

Hair

Kenneth J Burke

Key Rigging Grip

Ronald J. Burke

Dolly Grip

Lindsay Burnett

Visual Effects Producer

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutter

Lois Burwell

Makeup Supervisor

Richard Byard

Assistant Editor

Francine Byrne

Art Department Coordinator

Anthony M Cady

Grip

Sammy Cahn

Song

Cesare Calabrese

Production Assistant

John Campana

Art Department

Charles L Campbell

Supervising Sound Editor

Ted Caplan

Sound Effects Editor

Kelli Cardiff

Production Assistant

Lois Carl

Instructor

Kitty Carlisle

Other

Cristen Carr Strubbe

Unit Production Manager

Javier Carrillo

Foreman

Bill Casale

Coordinator

Michael P Casey

Swing Gang

Hunter Cazes

Stand-In

Martin Charles

Graphic Designer

Curtis E Clark

Driver

Jennifer Clark

Accounting Assistant

Celeste Cleveland

Tailor

Chuck Cobos

Foreman

Nat King Cole

Song Performer

Dan Collins

Unit Manager

Eddie Conna

Stunts

Andrew D Cooke

Location Manager

Andrew Cooper

Photography

Blake Cornett

Assistant Sound Editor

Joe Cosentino

Transportation Captain

Pat Cosentino

Driver

Sheri Cosentino

Driver

Peter Costelli

Assistant Location Manager

Louis Craig

Special Effects Supervisor

Patrick Crane

Assistant Editor

Brandon Criswell

2-D Artist

Demelza Cronin

Assistant Production Coordinator

Bing Crosby

Song Performer

Pamela Cruise

Medic

Mike Cuevas

Apprentice Editor

Brad Curry

Dresser

Brian Cuscino

Rendering Artist

Alana Cymerman

Assistant Location Manager

Sandrine Gros D'aillon

Coordinator

Max Daly

Art Department

Hal David

Song

Ray Davies

Song

Susan Schakelford Dawes

Dialogue Editor

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Dave Degaetano

Construction Coordinator

Lori Delapp

Key Costumer

Vinicius Demoraes

Song

Deborah Lamia Denevar

Makeup Artist

John Denver

Song

Angel Desanti

Transportation Co-Captain

Marc Desourdy

Stunt Coordinator

Maria Devane

Post-Production Accountant

David Devlin

Chief Lighting Technician

Paulie Dicocco

Driver

David Dinoble

Assistant

Jerry Dixon

Production Assistant

Jean-yves Dolbec

Unit Manager

Mitchell S Drain

Digital Effects Artist

Jessica Drake

Dialect Coach

Mitch Dubin

Camera Operator

Keith Dunkerley

Production Assistant

Jenny Eagan

Costumer

Diana Edgmon

Costumer

Patricia Eiben

Costume Supervisor

Carolyn L. Elias

Hair Stylist

Maggie Elliot

Makeup Artist

David Emmerichs

Steadicam Operator

David Emmerichs

Camera Operator

Geoff Eng

Electrician

Jeannie Epper

Stunts

Kevin Erb

Best Boy Grip

Mark Eshelman

Score Recording

Victor Espinoza

Foreman

Alan Estes

Soloist

Frank Eyton

Song

Dennis Sean Fahey

Driver

Kevin Fahey

Best Boy

Sven E M Fahlgren

Post-Production Coordinator

David L Falconer

Plasterer

Mike Fantasia

Location Manager

Roy Farfel

Stunts

Agnes Fauve

2-D Animator

Frank Ferrara

Stunts

Rick J. Fese

Driver

Dorothy Fields

Song

Ralph J Fierro

Foreman

Rhoda Fine

Instructor

Dawn Fintor

Foley Artist

James Flemming

Caterer

Anne Fletcher

Consultant

Suzanne Flores

Costumer

Jeffrey Fogle

Production Assistant

Marisa Forrest

Production Assistant

Dorothy D Fox

Hair Stylist

Anthony Franco

Costumer

Jamie Franta

Grip

Erica Frauman

Post-Production Supervisor

Erik Frye

Stand-In

Scot Gaal

Best Boy

Eames Gagnon

Rigging Gaffer

Kim Gannon

Song

Joe Garagiola Sr.

Other

Judy Garland

Song Performer

Erroll Garner

Song Performer

Annie Garrity

Costumer

Rod Garvin

Painter

Benoit Gauthier

Stunts

Rickie Joe Gee

Foreman

George Gershwin

Song

Ira Gershwin

Song

Stan Getz

Song Performer

Joao Gilberto

Song Performer

Mark Gillard

Apprentice Editor

Charley H Gilleran

Key Grip

Norman Gimbel

Music Lyrics

Gary Gingold

Craft Service

Lucy Glyn

Production Assistant

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Crime
Biography
Period
Adaptation
Release Date
2002
Distribution Company
AMBLIN PARTNERS
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Quebec, Canada; Los Angeles, California, USA; Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 20m

Award Nominations

Best Score

2002

Best Supporting Actor

2002
Christopher Walken

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2002 award for Best Director by the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Also nominated for Best Picture.

Winner of the 2002 award for Best Supporting Actor (Christopher Walken) from the National Society of Film Critics.

Winner of the 2002 award for Best Supporting Actor (Christopher Walken) from the Screen Actors Guild of America (SAG).

Winner of the 2002 award for Excellence in Production Design for a Contemporary Film by the Art Directors Guild (ADG).

Released in United States Winter December 25, 2002

Released in United States on Video May 6, 2003

James Gandolfini was previously attached to star.

Gore Verbinski was previously attached to direct.

Lasse Hallstrom was previously attached to direct.

Project previously in development at Hollywood Pictures and later at TriStar Pictures.

Released in United States Winter December 25, 2002

Released in United States on Video May 6, 2003