Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You Can

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Director: Steven Spielberg

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken


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Steven Spielberg's 2002 film Catch Me if You Can comes to DVD in a full-frame, double-disc edition from DreamWorks. The original English soundtrack is offered in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, 2.0 Stereo, and DTS Surround. A French-dubbed soundtrack is available in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound with optional subtitles in English, Spanish, or French. AllSee more details below


Steven Spielberg's 2002 film Catch Me if You Can comes to DVD in a full-frame, double-disc edition from DreamWorks. The original English soundtrack is offered in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, 2.0 Stereo, and DTS Surround. A French-dubbed soundtrack is available in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound with optional subtitles in English, Spanish, or French. All the bonus features are contained on the second disc, starting with the making-of documentary "Catch Me if You Can: Behind the Camera." A casting section focuses on actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Nathalie Baye, Martin Sheen, Amy Adams, and Jennifer Garner. A scoring section focuses on the original musical score composed by John Williams. "Frank Abagnale: Between Reality and Fiction" is a brief biography about the man, his careers, and his real-life conclusion. The disc also includes an FBI perspective, photo galleries, filmographies, production notes, and information about the costume design. This two-disc set is fine, but the separate widescreen version is recommended.

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Leaving behind the darker implications found in A.I.: Artificial Intelligence and Minority Report, Steven Spielberg brings audiences a highly enjoyable cat-and-mouse escapade in Catch Me if You Can. Despite purposely fudging some fairly major aspects of Frank Abagnale Jr.'s personal history for dramatic effect -- the character of Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks), for example, is completely fictitious -- the film is nonetheless an engaging and relatively accurate account of Abagnale's life. Somewhat overshadowed by Daniel Day-Lewis and Liam Neeson in Gangs of New York, Leonardo DiCaprio's talents have not been showcased this well since his Academy Award nominated performance in What's Eating Gilbert Grape. DiCaprio's boyish features and bright charisma make for a sympathetic portrayal of the young con artist, and Frank's actions seem less motivated by greed than they are by the desire to restore his family to what it once was, as well as, ironically, a way to discover his true identity. Tom Hanks puts in an equally strong performance as droll FBI agent Hanratty, whose determination to apprehend Frank is more of an exercise in his own ideals and even paternal concern than an ego-motivated manhunt. The film's only major faults are the palpable slow down in its later half, and a conclusion that, like A.I. and Minority Report, does not seem to end where it should. Regardless, Catch Me if You Can is a beautifully shot, thoroughly enjoyable movie with a whole lot of heart.
Entertainment Weekly
DiCaprio, though 27 when the film was shot, has just the right touch of baby-cheeked deadpan innocence to make you believe in the schemes of this eager boy grifter. Owen Gleiberman
New York Times
The most charming of Mr. Spielberg's mature films, because is it so relaxed. Stephen Holden
Washington Post
One of the most enjoyable films of the year. Stephen Hunter
New York Observer
That rarity of rarities, a mainstream American feel-good movie with both charm and intelligence. Andrew Sarris

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Product Details

Release Date:
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Dreamworks Video
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[Full Frame]
[Dolby Digital, DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
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Special Features

"Behind the Camera," a glimpse of Spielberg's unique directing style; "Cast Me If You Can, candid interviews with the high-profile cast; "Frank W. Abagnale, Jr.: Between Reality and Fiction;" "The FBI Perspective;" Score featurette: John Williams discusses the Oscar-nominated score.

Cast & Crew

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

Technical Credits
Steven Spielberg Director,Producer
Ronald Judkins Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Kahn Editor
Janusz Kaminski Cinematographer
Barry Kemp Executive Producer
Sarah Knowles Art Director
Michele Laliberte Art Director
Daniel Lupi Executive Producer
Laurie MacDonald Executive Producer
Sergio Mimica-Gezzan Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Devorah Moos-Hanklin Co-producer
Jeff Nathanson Screenwriter
Elaine O'Donnell Set Decoration/Design
Jeannine Oppewall Production Designer
Walter Parkes Producer
Anthony D. Parrillo Set Decoration/Design
Leslie Pope Set Decoration/Design
Peter Rogness Art Director
Tony Romano Executive Producer
Russell Moore Set Decoration/Design
Michel Shane Executive Producer
Sally Thornton Set Decoration/Design
Suzan Wexler Set Decoration/Design
Randall D. Wilkins Set Decoration/Design
John Williams [composer] Score Composer
Debra Zane Casting
Mary Zophres Costumes/Costume Designer

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Feature
1. My Name Is Frank Abagnale, Jr.
2. Carl Hanratty
3. Lifestyle Changes
4. The Substitute
5. Running Away
6. Becoming a Pilot
7. Getting It All Back
8. Dead Head
9. Check Cashing
10. Barry Allen, Secret Service
11. The James Bond of the Sky
12. He's a Kid
13. Dr. Frank Conners
14. Becoming a Lawyer
15. Calling a Truce
16. What's in a Name
17. New Recruiting Program
18. Out of Control
19. Family News
20. Financial Crime Unit
21. Late for Work
22. End Credits

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