Catch Me If You CanCatch Me If You Can is a 2002 motion picture set in the 1960s. It was directed by Steven Spielberg and adapted by Jeff Nathanson from the book by Frank Abagnale Jr and Stan Redding.
- Leonardo DiCaprio as Frank William Abagnale Jr.
- Tom Hanks as Carl Hanratty
- Christopher Walken as Frank William Abagnale (father)
The film dramatizes the true story of a teenaged conman who stole over $4 million through forgery and other frauds, throughout a crime career lasting six years from 1963 to 1969. The film sticks closely to its protagonist's actual life story, as he reports it. Frank's impersonations typically served to gain him temporary prestige, as an airline pilot, doctor, or lawyer, as well as aiding him in cashing forged checks. He was caught by the FBI in 1969, and reduced his sentence by agreeing to assist FBI's bank fraud division by detecting forgeries and advising on countermeasures.
The movie was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Christopher Walken).