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|Edition:||Widescreen||Director:||Steven Spielberg, Steven Allan Spielberg|
|Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Frank W. Abagnale's autobiography CATCH ME IF YOU CAN follows the cat-and-mouse chase of Abagnale (Leonardo DiCaprio) and FBI agent Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks) as Abagnale travels the world passing forged checks and assuming false identities. Covering the time period from 1963-69, the film leaps from the suburbs of New York to Georgia, Louisiana, Miami, France and the skies of Pan American airlines with Abagnale, who passes himself off as a pilot, doctor, lawyer and socialite, while constantly frustrating Hanratty's attempts to nab the increasingly cunning forger.CATCH ME IF YOU CAN finds Spielberg drawing on the father-son relationship that develops between Abagnale and Hanratty, filling a void left in the lives of each man: Abagnale's strained relationship with his tax-cheat father (Christopher Walken) and Hanratty's never-seen family left behind in the wake of a divorce. As Hanratty pursues Abagnale, their mutual admiration and respect grows, and finally they even come to rely on each other.|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||3415101|
|Product Key Features|
|Director||Steven Spielberg, Steven Allan Spielberg|
|Additional Product Features|
|Leading Role||Leonardo Dicaprio, Tom Hanks|
|Region Code||Region 1|
|Number of Discs||2|
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Catch Me If You Can (DVD, 2003)
Interesting story about a man named Frank W. Abagnale who over a period of time between 1963-69 managed to masquerade as a doctor, lawyer, school teacher, and an airline pilot for Pan-Am Airways. He cashed checks, many of which he printed himself, over a period of five years in excess of two million dollars. In the process he gained the knowledge to become one of the worlds best banking and check forging consultants. After leading Frank Hanratty (FBI) on a world-wide chase for almost six years, he was finally caught in Southern France. Hanratty was able to get Abagnale returned to the US in 1970, where he was convicted and sentenced to serve ten years in the Atlanta Federal Prison. After assisting the FBI and US Secret Service with information that he had gathered over his career of check fraud, the general consensus was that he could be of more help out of prison and working with the FBI. It should be remembered that this all happened before electronic checking and the advent of computerization. Abagnale was only sixteen years old when he began his career. To this day, Abagnale and Hanratty are still friends. Ababnale is one of the top Banking and Checking fraud experts in the world.
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"Catch Me If You Can" starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. The DVD is a two-disc set, which features the film in your choice of widescreen or Standard format(why would you want standard?) along with plenty of behind the scenes goodies and documentaries to supplement the film. I did not see the film when it was released in the theater. I thought about it, but I couldn't overcome my displeasure of Leo DiCaprio and the whole "Titanic" hype. However, now that I have seen it, I regret my hesitance, because it really is a fine film. Directed by Steven Spielberg, "Catch Me If You Can" is based on the true story of a teenager, who, upon learning of his parents divorce, runs away from home and develops a knack for forging checks and passing himself off as a doctor, a lawyer, and anything else required to maintain his wild lifestyle. The film takes place in the 60's and is full of color and fun. Leo DiCaprio does such a fine job that I forgot all about "Titanic". And Tom Hanks, who plays a government agent out to catch Leo, delivers his best performance since "Saving Private Ryan." The movie is a lot of fun to watch, and, after making such heavy handed films as "Artificial Intelligence" and "Private Ryan", it is good to know that Steven Spielberg can still create a movie as delightful as the ones he made in his prime, such as "Jaws" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark."
based upon a true story
i love this movie!!! its about a boy who is inspired by his father to start telling lies to get people to bend rules for him and he uses this as a way to steal .... then he goes on to disguise himself as a teacher, then furthur more disguise as and collect wages as a pilot, a doctor and even a lawyer!!! all without even graduating high school!!! the craziest thing is this is based upon a REAL STORY!!! just to clarify the storyline here is inspired by the real life story, but they take a lot of the things he has done and put it into here, however they also ad their own things to this movie (watch the special features to learn more). this real life man this story is based on is the same man who came up with a lot of the security features on cheques and paper currency that we see everyday today.... he goes from being a dishonest cheque faudster (who is so smart about how to deceive the system) to being a well paid man making millions of honest money fighting the crime he perfected. even more amazingly he did all this starting at age 16 and all the way upto 18!!!!! you HAVE to watch this movie!!!!! you wont be able to help but appreciate all that happens here!!!! i HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!