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Catch Me If You Can (1989)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy, Drama  |  14 October 1989 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Dylan Malone
Loryn Locklin ...
Melissa Hanson
Mr. Johnson
Johnny Phatmun
Dan Bell ...
Jefferson Slinkard ...
Kevin Dewey ...
Chad Bell ...
Tara Trooien ...
Rhonda L. Rubertus ...
Robert Kempe ...
Band Kid
Kathryn Lamb ...


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 <>

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A Rebel. A Legend. A Romance. The Ultimate Race! See more »


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Release Date:

14 October 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Heart Power  »

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$800,000 (estimated)


$7,000,000 (Europe)

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1.85 : 1
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Catch Me If You Can was filmed in the home town of director Stephen Simmers See more »


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 »


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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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