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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 ...
Quarterback
Chad Bell ...
Stoner
Tara Trooien ...
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Rhonda L. Rubertus ...
Cheerleader
Robert Kempe ...
Band Kid
Kathryn Lamb ...
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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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A Rebel. A Legend. A Romance. The Ultimate Race! 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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Trivia

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

Hard Headed Woman
Written by Claude Demetri
Performed by Elvis Presley
Used with permission of Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Courtesy of RCA Records
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First Big-Screen Effort by Stephen Sommers
14 May 1999 | by (St. Cloud, MN) – See all my reviews

A funky little film that was the first effort by "Mummy" director Stephen Sommers. Cliched, unbelievable plot is played in a light-hearted manner by leads Matt Lattanzi (My Tutor) and Loryn Locklin. Co-star Grant Heslov later had a major role in "Congo", while veteran character actors M. Emmett Walsh and Geoffrey Lewis are recognizable from various roles in other films. Somewhat of an ode to director Sommers' hometown of St. Cloud, MN, the film's plot involves high-school kids trying to raise money for their school through illegal road races. Yeah, right. The film is helped by a great soundtrack of 50's & 60's teenybopper staples, and by the fact that none of the major players take themselves too seriously. Trivia alert: Matt Lattanzi is the ex-husband of Australian songstress Olivia Newton-John. Oh, and by the way, being that this was filmed in St. Cloud, yours truly has a "blink and you'll miss it" cameo in one of the football scenes' crowd shots. (As if anybody CARES, I'm wearing a red winter jacket and ski mask.)


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