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Catch Me If You Can (1989)

A hotshot car racer persuades the class president of a small Minnesota high school to gamble on illegal car races to raise money for their school facing closure.

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Dylan Malone
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Melissa Hanson
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Nevil
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Monkey
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Mr. Johnson
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Johnny Phatmun
Dan Bell ...
Manney
Jefferson Slinkard ...
Dirk
Kevin Dewey ...
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Chad Bell ...
Stoner
Tara Trooien ...
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Rhonda L. Rubertus ...
Cheerleader
Robert Kempe ...
Band Kid
Kathryn Lamb ...
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Stackowski
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Storyline

The local highschool is threatened to be closed, unless they collect $200,000. The students' president Melissa struggles to collect the money, but lacks the support from her fellow students. So she accepts when car fetishist Dylan suggests to bet on him in car races against underworld king Phatman. At first everything goes well - too well ... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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If you can't win the race, move the finish line. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Drama

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14 October 1989 (USA)  »

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Heart Power  »

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$800,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Mendota Bridge is 75 miles from St. Cloud (it crosses the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers at Fort Snelling near the international airport). With absolutely no traffic, it would take a minimum of one hour to drive from the Mendota Bridge to St. Cloud. See more »

Goofs

In the scene immediately after the final race, Dylan walks around the corner and runs into Mr. Johnson. As he's turning the corner, there's a snow flurry falling, but it's gone during their conversation and in the following scenes. See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Moon
Written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
Performed by The Marcels
Used with permission of SBK Robbins Catalog Inc.
Courtesy of Dominion Entertainment, Inc.
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Skip It If You Can.
5 December 2003 | by (Illinois, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This film has been receiving a lot of play lately during the day on either HBO or Cinemax. The reason is that they are assuming people would be interested in comparing it to the Leonardo DiCaprio/Tom Hanks caper of the same name. The only reason to see it is for the attractive Matt Lattanzi. Yum! Although I must say Matt was more than a little long in the tooth to be playing a high schooler. If he were a woman, they'd have had him playing the MOTHER of a high schooler! (Is is just me, or is his daughter starting to look like Shelley Duvall?) Oh yeah, the plot--who cares? Typical teen highjinx played by adults.


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