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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 ...
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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)  »

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Heart Power  »

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$800,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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 »

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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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Cult Classic
27 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The plot of this film is not strong at all, lots of holes. If you approach it as a car movie its not bad, lots of great cars in this one. The reason I like it is because I am from the area where this was filmed. I get the most enjoyment looking at the recognizable places in St. Cloud MN and seeing how the town has changed since 89. Its an interesting historical piece for us locals. Seems like whenever a film is made here everyone wants some relationship to it. It is impossible to find a copy in any of the local video stores as they were all stolen once it came out on VHS. Had to get a copy from Japan on Ebay I find it interesting how the path of the drag race is all over town. I didn't know the director was from St.Cloud.


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