''Catch Me if You Can'' is a must-see for fall 2002
Catch Me if You Can
WHY WE CAN’T WAIT As if the movie’s powerful trifecta of Steven Spielberg/Tom Hanks/Leonardo DiCaprio wouldn’t be enough, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, and Jennifer Garner also join in the fun.
SOURCE MATERIAL The 1980 New York Times best-selling memoirs of con man Frank Abagnale Jr.
PLOT POINTERS DiCaprio plays Abagnale, who spent his late teens on the FBI’s most wanted list for the forgery and fraud that netted him millions in stolen loot. With Walken as his con-man father, no wonder this kid has issues. (Hanks plays an agent in pursuit.)
BURNING QUESTION Which one of the busy people behind this movie will get the most Oscar nods: Hanks (”Road to Perdition”), DiCaprio (”Gangs of New York”), or director Spielberg (”Minority Report”)?
COME FOR Did we mention Spielberg/Hanks/DiCaprio?
STAY FOR The debate. DiCaprio: the real deal?