Catch Me If You Can Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Catch Me If You Can came out 20 years ago today.

Leonardo DiCaprio in Catch Me If You Can as Pilot

Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can hit theaters 20 years ago today on December 25th, 2002. The biographical crime comedy-drama starred Leonardo DiCaprio as con artist Frank Abagnale who wrote an “autobiography” in 1980. The film also starred Tom Hanks with Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Nathalie Baye, Amy Adams, and James Brolin. It accumulated a global box office of $352,114,312.


Frank Abagnale, Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio) worked as a doctor, a lawyer, and a co-pilot for a major airline — all before his 18th birthday. A master of deception, he was also a brilliant forger whose skill gave him his first real claim to fame: At the age of 17, Frank Abagnale, Jr. became the most successful bank robber in the history of the U.S. FBI Agent Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks) makes it his prime mission to capture Frank and bring him to justice, but Frank is always one step ahead of him.

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