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Catch Me if You Can

True story about a teenage con man (Leonardo DiCaprio) who cashed fake cheques worth over $2.5 million while disguised as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer.

Steven Spielberg movie based on a true story.

When high school student Frank Abagnale Jr's parents decide to get a divorce, he runs away with just $25 to his name. Determined to get back the money his destitute father owes the IRS, he starts cashing false cheques. Before too long, Frank earns well over a million dollars and starts impersonating airline pilots, eventually becoming the subject of a worldwide manhunt led by the FBI's Carl Hanratty, who is determined to get his man.

2 hours, 13 minutes

Last on

Sat 5 Jan 2019 17:15

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:01

    John Williams

    Catch Me If You Can

  • 00:12

    Judy Garland, Victor Young & His Orchestra

    Embraceable You

  • 00:12

    Judy Garland, Victor Young & His Orchestra

    Embraceable You

  • 00:16

    John Williams

    Father and Son

  • 00:28

    John Williams

    Recollections (The Father's Theme)

  • 00:29

    John Williams

    Learning The Ropes

  • 00:56

    The John Barry Seven and Orchestra

    The James Bond Theme

  • 00:57

    Dusty Springfield & Barry Manilow

    Look of Love

  • 01:04

    The Chiffons

    He's So Fine

  • 01:05

    The Chiffons

    He's So Fine

  • 01:12

    John Williams

    Doctor, Lawyer, Lutheran

  • 01:17

    John Williams

    The Airport Scene

  • 01:28

    Judy Garland

    Embraceable You

  • 01:39

    John Williams

    Deadheading

  • 01:44

    Frank Sinatra

    Come Fly With Me

  • 01:55

    John Williams

    A Broken Home

  • 01:57

    Nat King Cole

    Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)

  • 01:57

    Nat King Cole

    The Christmas Song

  • 02:10

    John Williams

    Catch Me If You Can (Reprise and End)

  • 02:10

    John Williams

    The "Float"

Credits

Role Contributor
Director Steven Spielberg
Frank Abagnale Jr Leonardo DiCaprio
Carl Hanratty Tom Hanks
Frank Abagnale Sr Christopher Walken
Roger Strong Martin Sheen
Paula Abagnale Nathalie Baye
Brenda Strong Amy Adams
Jack Barnes James Brolin
Earl Amdursky Brian Howe
Tom Fox Frank John Hughes
Paul Morgan Steve Eastin
Special Agent Witkins Chris Ellis
Assistant Director Marsh John Finn
Cheryl Ann Jennifer Garner
Lucy Elizabeth Banks
Marcy Ellen Pompeo
Miggy Amy Acker
Writer Jeff Nathanson
Author Frank W Abagnale
Author Stan Redding
Producer Walter F Parkes
Producer Steven Spielberg
Composer John Williams
Director of photography Janusz Kaminski

Broadcasts

  • Tue 8 Jan 2008 19:45
  • Sat 12 Jan 2008 21:20
  • Mon 24 Mar 2008 20:30
  • Sun 12 Apr 2009 22:00
  • Wed 15 Apr 2009 20:00
  • Sun 23 Aug 2009 20:05
  • Sat 24 Jul 2010 22:45
  • Wed 15 Dec 2010 20:00
  • Sat 18 Dec 2010 19:50
  • Mon 31 Dec 2012 19:00
  • Sun 5 Jan 2014 17:45
  • Sat 12 Jul 2014 18:15
  • Sat 12 Jul 2014 20:30
  • New Year's Day 2016 22:20
  • Mon 30 May 2016 22:00
  • Sun 12 Feb 2017 17:45
  • Sun 18 Mar 2018 17:45
  • Sat 5 Jan 2019 17:15