Catch Me If You Can

Lists: Drama, Biopic, Crime / Heist, Detective investigation

Brief Synopsis: "Frank W. Abagnale Jr. is a cunning con man -- posing as a doctor, lawyer and pilot all before turning 21. He's also a deft forger, and his work attracts the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, who makes it his mission to put Frank behind bars. But Frank not only eludes capture, he revels in the pursuit, even taking time to taunt Carl by phone."

Overall Ranking: 158 (Rank from 2002: # 6)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 76.92%
Regular 23.08%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Cinematic Katzenjammer Nick100(full review)
CineKatz Vivek96
Dan O'Neill95(full review)
Today I Watched A Movie90(full review)
Cut The Crap Movie Reviews by Aiden R90(full review)
Dave Examines Movies90(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest88
David Baruffi88
Gorgon Reviews88
CinemaVisitor Erik85
Bryan Lienesch82 - The most amazing part is that fraud at a basic level was so easy only a few decades ago.
Thomas Pollock80
Patrick Devitt80

People Involved

  • Leonardo DiCaprio (Frank Abagnale Jr.)
  • Tom Hanks (Carl Hanratty)
  • Christopher Walken (Frank Abagnale, Sr.)
  • Martin Sheen (Roger Strong)
  • Amy Adams (Brenda Strong)
  • James Brolin (Jack Barnes)
  • Brian Howe (Earl Amdursky)
  • Frank John Hughes (Tom Fox)
  • Steve Eastin (Paul Morgan)
  • Chris Ellis (Special Agent Witkins)
  • John Finn (Assistant Director Marsh)
  • Jennifer Garner (Cheryl Ann)
  • Nancy Lenehan (Carol Strong)
  • Ellen Pompeo (Marci)
  • Elizabeth Banks (Lucy)
  • Guy Thauvette (Warden Garren)
  • Candice Azzara (Darcy)
  • Thomas Kopache (Principal Evans)
  • Nathalie Baye (Paula Abagnale)
  • Steven Spielberg (Director)

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