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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 ...
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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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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

Cathedral high school does not have a swimming pool. They had to use the Eastman Hall St. Cloud State University pool. See more »

Goofs

Dylan pulls into the school and as he parks he uses the shifter on the steering wheel column to park, but when he races you see him shift gears from a floor board shifter. 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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Dated and Terrible
9 March 2004 | by (The Greater Southwest) – See all my reviews

Wow! I remember so many awful films that loosely revolved around high school from the early 1980s. They usually had someincredibly strained plot and lots of 27 year old actors pretending to be students. As I watched this film I felt a little of the nostalgia of growing up in the 1980s. However, then I find out that this film was made in 1989? Say what! Well, the nostalgia factor ends right there, this is just bad. The plot has the city preparing to close a high school and threatening to bus all of the students to inner city high schools. Which is odd, in that the students at this school are both wealthy and abundant. In fact, the main character lives in a mansion. Makes you wonder how they cannot find money to keep this school alive, have they never heard of property taxes. Oh, but here is the kicker. The school board says that they will keep the school alive, if the students can raise $200,000. So the seniors go about doing this. Hmmm, you raise $200,000 but instead of saving that for college, you put it towards saving the high school that you are a Senior in? And why exactly would they close an overpopulated school before the year is out? And...ahh forget it, this film was stupid and made in 1989!?


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