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“Catch Me If You Can” is a 2002 American biographical crime film directed by and starring and .


The film is based on the true story of Frank Abagnale Jr. (), a con artist who posed as a pilot, a doctor, and a lawyer, and forged millions of dollars in checks. He is pursued by FBI agent Carl Hanratty (), who becomes obsessed with capturing Abagnale.

As Abagnale continues to evade Hanratty and engage in more complex schemes, he also becomes involved in a romantic relationship with a young woman named Brenda (Amy Adams). However, he eventually realizes the consequences of his actions and decides to turn himself in to the authorities.


“Catch Me If You Can” is an entertaining and engaging film that tells a fascinating story. delivers a standout performance as Frank Abagnale Jr., portraying the character's charm and intelligence, as well as his vulnerability and regret. is also impressive as Carl Hanratty, capturing the character's determination and obsession.

The film's direction and cinematography are also noteworthy, capturing the 1960s era and the different settings in which Abagnale operates. The pacing is steady, balancing the tension and excitement of the cons with the character development and emotional moments.

The themes of identity, deception, and the consequences of actions are well-portrayed and make for a thought-provoking viewing experience. “Catch Me If You Can” is a captivating and entertaining film that tells a remarkable true story.


“Catch Me If You Can” was nominated for two Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actor for and Best Original Score for John Williams. The film also won several other awards, including the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for .

Directed by
Produced by Walter F. Parkes
Screenplay by Jeff Nathanson
Based on Catch Me If You Can
by Frank Abagnale Jr.
Stan Redding
Starring , , , , ,
Music by John Williams
Cinematography Janusz Kamiński
Edited by Michael Kahn
Amblin Entertainment Parkes/MacDonald Productions Kemp Company Splendid Pictures
Distributed by DreamWorks Pictures
Release date December 18, 2002 (Westwood) December 25, 2002 (United States)
Running time 141 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $52 million
Box office $352.1 million

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