An incredible film based on a true story. In a few days, Amazon Prime Video will withdraw from its catalog the movie “Catch Me If You Can”, directed by Steven Spielberg, led by the great tandem of Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. The cast also includes Christopher Walken, Amy Adams, Natalie Bay and Martin Sheen.
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Released in 2003, the film tells the story of Frank Abagnale Jr., a young hustler in the 1960s who masters the art of fraud. Very quickly he is being prosecuted by the FBI for embezzling millions of dollars. A true chameleon, he manages to change his identities to escape the forces of the Order. He has especially camped out impossible jobs such as an airline pilot, doctor, university professor or lawyer’s assistant. And during his run, he is hunted by an FBI agent named Carl Hanratty, who has dedicated his life to finding the fugitive.
The film, inspired by the real life of Frank Abagnale Jr., was nominated for an Oscar, most notably in the category of Best Film Score. John Williams, the famous conductor for the scores of “Star Wars”, “Jazz”, “Indiana Jones” and “Jurassic Park”, composed the music.
Critically, the film was well received by the press. “A film as fresh and sparkling as champagne“, rated “Le Parisien”.A bright detective comedy in which Leonardo DiCaprio plays a charming conman. A pleasure“, “Les Echoes” was praised.Spielberg produced one of his personal films. This unpretentious comedy reveals its deep respect for childhood and its magic“, wrote “Télérama”.
At the box office, upon release, “Get Me If You” grossed $352.11 million internationally, on a budget of 52 million greenbacks. In France, Steven Spielberg’s film was welcomed by 3.64 million moviegoers.
So, if you want to catch or watch “Cat Me If You Can” again on Amazon Prime Video, you better hurry because the site is pulling the film back. Sunday 15th January.
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