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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.

Director:

Stephen Sommers

Writer:

Stephen Sommers
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Lattanzi ... Dylan Malone
Loryn Locklin ... Melissa Hanson
Grant Heslov ... Nevil
Billy Morrissette ... Monkey
Geoffrey Lewis ... Mr. Johnson
M. Emmet Walsh ... Johnny Phatmun
Dan Bell Dan Bell ... Manney
Jefferson Slinkard Jefferson Slinkard ... Dirk
Kevin Dewey Kevin Dewey ... Quarterback
Chad Bell Chad Bell ... Stoner
Tara Trooien Tara Trooien ... Debutante
Rhonda L. Rubertus Rhonda L. Rubertus ... Cheerleader
Robert Kempe Robert Kempe ... Band Kid
Kathryn Lamb Kathryn Lamb ... Drama Kid
Peter Breitmayer ... 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 »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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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

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

Blue Moon
Written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
Performed by The Marcels
Used with permission of SBK Robbins Catalog Inc.
Courtesy of Dominion Entertainment, Inc.
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Skip It If You Can.
5 December 2003 | by xavrush89See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Catch Me If You Can See more »

Filming Locations:

Minnesota, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,580, 30 July 1989

Gross USA:

$3,686

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,686
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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