Catch Me If You Can [P&S] [2 Discs] [DVD] [2002]

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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98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (108 out of 111)

Special Features

  • "Catch Me if You Can: Behind the Camera" making-of documentary
  • "Cast Me if You Can" featurette
  • "Frank Abagnale: Between Reality and Fiction" featurette
  • The FBI Perspective
  • Score featurette
  • Photo galleries
  • Filmographies
  • Production notes

Synopsis

Catch Me If You Can
A gifted forger and confidence man attempts to stay one step ahead of the lawman determined to bring him to justice in this comedy-drama from Steven Spielberg, based on a true story. Frank W. Abagnale Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a 16-year-old high school student who finds himself emotionally cut adrift when his mother, Paula (Nathalie Baye), leaves his father, Frank Abagnale Sr. (Christopher Walken), after Frank Sr. falls into arrears with the Internal Revenue Service. One day at school, Frank Jr. attempts to pass himself off as a substitute teacher, and easily makes the subterfuge work. His small-scale success gives Frank some ideas, and he soon discovers bigger and more profitable ways of hoaxing others, passing himself off as an airline pilot, a doctor, and an attorney. Along the way, Frank learns how to become a master forger, and uses his talent and charm to pass over 2.5 million dollars in phony checks. Frank's increasingly audacious work soon attracts the attention of Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks), an FBI agent who is determined to put Frank behind bars. Frank seems to enjoy being pursued by Carl, and even goes so far as to call Carl on the phone to chat every once in a while. While posing as a doctor, Frank falls in love with Brenda Strong (Amy Adams), a sweet girl working as a candy striper. When Frank asks Brenda to marry him, he decides to assume a new identity to impress her father, Roger (Martin Sheen) -- who happens to be the District Attorney of New Orleans, LA. Catch Me If You Can was based on the autobiography of the real Frank W. Abagnale Jr., who has a cameo in the film and today works on the side of the law as a top consultant on preventing forgery and designing secure checking systems. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Leonardo DiCaprio
    Leonardo DiCaprio - Frank Abagnale, Jr.
  • Tom Hanks
    Tom Hanks - Carl Hanratty
  • Christopher Walken
    Christopher Walken - Frank Abagnale, Sr.
  • Martin Sheen
    Martin Sheen - Roger Strong
  • Nathalie Baye
    Nathalie Baye - Paula Abagnale

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