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Catch That Kid (2004)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  6 February 2004 (USA)
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A girl and her two friends raid a bank, looking for the money needed for financing the cure of her dying father.

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This is the story of a twelve-year-old named Maddy. Maddy and her adventurous father have always shared a love for mountain climbing. Their hobby, however, has a disastrous effect when a devastating accident on Mount Everest injures his spine, paralyzing him forever--unless he gets a very expensive operation. Determined to procure the money to pay for his surgery, Maddy decides to recruit two of her friends, a computer genius and a mechanical whiz kid, to help her pull off a risky heist. They plan to break into the local super-high-tech bank, which holds a vault suspended 100 feet off the floor, and get to its safe. To complicate matters even further, Maddy's mother works as the security chief at that very bank. Regardless of what obstacles she faces, Maddy is determined to get to the funds her father needs, by using the amazing climbing skills he taught her. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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They're on a mission without permission.

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Rated PG for some language, thematic elements and rude humor | See all certifications »

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6 February 2004 (USA)  »

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Catch That Girl  »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$121,641 (South Africa) (2 July 2004)

Gross:

$190,143 (South Africa) (9 July 2004)
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The Simpsons episode that the security guard is watching is Season 1 Episode 10, "Homer's Night Out". See more »

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Right before Maddy's dad gets hurt, Maddy's mom is eating ice cream, and Tom walks in. When he walks in, he pulls a spoon out of nowhere, and starts eating ice cream, too. See more »

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Maddy: [to the audience at the track] Ok, let's get ready for the first race of the day, and I know who you want calling the races and it sure ain't me!
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Stark Sands's character is clearly referred to as Chad in the movie, but when the cast list comes up, he's credited as "Brad". See more »

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Those playful young scamps.
24 May 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

An American remake of Danish 2002 film Klatretøsen, Catch That Kid is undemanding family fare for the, well, undemanding. Plot sees Kristen Stewart as Maddy, whose father is rendered paralysed from an old mountaineering accident. Unable to raise the $250,000 needed for the potential life changing operation, Maddy and her mother are at a dead end. But Maddy hits upon the idea of robbing the bank where her mother has been the security consultant, so enlisting the help of her two young pals, she sets about committing the perfect robbery.

Plot suggests it is what it is, kiddie friendly fodder that's as preposterous as it gets. But it's still a likable enough tale, stitched together competently enough by director Bart Freundlich, and the actual robbery itself is well crafted and not without genuine tension. The child actors, led by future Twilight star Stewart, don't annoy, and the writers even plant the strains of puppy love on the edges of the narrative. It's all heading to an obvious conclusion, one that is very It's A Wonderful Life in intent, but it does it's job well enough and closes off with a smugness that's hard to get mad at.

An easy enough time filler to watch with the kids or to do your ironing too. 6/10


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