Catch Me If You Can (Blu-ray)
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|Contributor||Christopher Walken, Tom Hanks, Martin Sheen, Steven Spielberg, Leonardo Di Caprio|
|Runtime||2 hours and 21 minutes|
Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks star in this crime-caper by Steven Spielberg, based on the true story of Frank W. Abagnale Junior. As a teenager, Abagnale (DiCaprio) discovers he has a talent for impersonating officials, beginning with posing as a substitute teacher. Finding solace in his new gift - his mother leaves his father (Christopher Walken) after she discovers he is heavily in debt to the IRS - Abagnale goes on to impersonate airline pilots, doctors and even a lawyer, whilst also managing to con banks out of over $2 million. However, his escapades soon attract the interest of FBI agent Carl Hanratty (Hanks) who seems to be always one step behind. That is until Abagnale decides to settle down and discovers that his future father-in-law (Martin Sheen) is the D.A of New Orleans. The real Abagnale appears in a cameo and, after serving time in prison, now works as a consultant for preventing forgery and fraud.
- Aspect Ratio : 1.78:1
- Package Dimensions : 17 x 13.5 x 1.4 cm; 70 Grams
- Director : Steven Spielberg
- Media Format : Blu-ray, PAL
- Run time : 2 hours and 21 minutes
- Release date : 3 December 2012
- Actors : Leonardo Di Caprio, Martin Sheen, Christopher Walken, Tom Hanks
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
- Studio : Paramount
- ASIN : B01DOQAVK0
- Country of origin : Australia
- Number of discs : 1
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Initially Frank jnr. manages to con his way into becoming an airline-pilot cashing forged pay-cheques, the deception takes several weeks to surface bringing F.B.I agent Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks) on the case of finding young Frank.
However, changing his name frequently helps him stay one step ahead of his pursuers, even changing his profession along the way to that of a Doctor.
Carl Hanratty will get close of several occasions to catching the young con-man, however, the teen remains alert to the threat.
Young Frank will even try his hand at being a Lawyer and almost marry the boss's daughter.
Frank's luck will eventually run out, but, he'll Kinda still have the last laugh.
The film also stars Christopher Walken as Frank's father and Martin Sheen as his boss in the Law-Firm.
A film I myself haven't watched for many years, had forgotten just how good and often amusing the film really if.....Until now.
With a great cast line-up the film is certainly worthy of a revisit or indeed first viewing
The film follows the true, captivating story of Frank Abagnale Jr. - depicted flawlessly (and I mean flawlessly) by the ever-impressive Leonardo DiCaprio. Abagnale was 'the most successful bank robber in history' whose initiative, cunning and determination saw him con doctors, lawyers, policemen and airline pilots. However, FBI Agent Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks) is forever hot on Abagnale's trail and the subsequent cat-and-mouse chase never gets boring.
The acting? Superb. The plot? Original. The dialogue? Realistic. The message? Lasting. 'Catch Me If You Can' is satirical and funny but ever poignant and mesmerizing - it raises important questions in the minds of the viewers; questions of morality, of meaning and of the power of the individual to overcome so many obstacles.
If you haven't seen Spielberg's 'Catch Me If You Can', with its brilliant acting and stellar cast, you simply are missing out big time.
It's Spielberg, Hanks and DeCaprio, and a pleasantly warming story loosely based on a true story.
I say loosely because read Abagnale's book, which you would expect to be truthful, and the film ditches a few key happenings.
But that said it's a great movie, some suspense and I love it.