The true story of a real fake

"The truth is I'm not a doctor or a lawyer... I'm nothing really."

Frank Abagnale, Jr.

Catch Me If You Can

Release Date: December 25, 2002

Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks engage in a game of cat and mouse in Catch Me If You Can, under the direction of Steven Spielberg.

Frank W. Abagnale (DiCaprio) worked as a doctor, a lawyer and as a co-pilot for a major airline-all before his 21st birthday. A master of deception, he was also a brilliant forger, whose skill at check fraud had netted him millions of dollars in stolen funds. FBI Agent Carl Hanratty (Hanks) had made it his prime mission to capture Frank and bring him to justice, but Frank is always one step ahead of him, baiting him to continue the chase.

Catch Me If You Can also stars Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Nathalie Baye, Amy Adams, James Brolin, Brian Howe, Frank John Hughes and Jennifer Garner.

Steven Spielberg directed Catch Me If You Can from a screenplay by Jeff Nathanson, based on the autobiographical book of the same name by Frank W. Abagnale with Stan Redding. The film was produced by Steven Spielberg and Walter F. Parkes, with Barry Kemp, Laurie MacDonald, Michel Shane and Tony Romano executive producing.

About the Film

Catch Me If You Can (2002) Movie Poster
Catch Me If You Can (2002) Movie Poster

About the Film

CAST
  • LEONARDO DICAPRIO,
  • TOM HANKS,
  • CHRISTOPHER WALKEN,
  • MARTIN SHEEN,
  • NATHALIE BAYE,
  • AMY ADAMS
DIRECTOR
  • STEVEN SPIELBERG
SCREENWRITER
  • JEFF NATHANSON, BASED ON THE BOOK BY FRANK W. ABAGNALE WITH STAN REDDING
PRODUCERS
  • WALTER F. PARKES,
  • STEVEN SPIELBERG
CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • JANUSZ KAMINSKI
PRODUCTION DESIGN
  • JEANNINE OPPEWALL
COSTUMES
  • MARY ZOPHRES
EDITOR
  • MICHAEL KAHN
COMPOSER
  • JOHN WILLIAMS