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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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Cast

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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 ...
Quarterback
Chad Bell ...
Stoner
Tara Trooien ...
Debutante
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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PG | See all certifications »
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14 October 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Heart Power  »

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$800,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Catch Me If You Can was filmed in the home town of director Stephen Simmers See more »

Goofs

In the opening race scene, Malone is seen shifting gears of a floor-mounted manual shifter in his 1968 Chevy Chevelle, but the close-ups of his feet clearly show the wider brake pedal of a car with an automatic transmission. Also, the instrument cluster of the Chevelle depicted is not from a 1968 model (its a shot of a 1970 model with the rally gauge package). See more »

Soundtracks

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Written by Jerome Kern and Otto A. Harbach (as Otto Harbach)
Performed by The Platters
Used with permission of PolyGram International Publishing, Inc.
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Products
A Division of PolyGram Records, 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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