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Catch That Kid (2004)

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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.

Director:

Bart Freundlich

Writers:

Nikolaj Arcel (film "Klatretøsen"), Fabian Wullenweber (film "Klatretøsen") (as Hans Fabian Wullenweber) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Stewart ... Maddy
Corbin Bleu ... Austin
Max Thieriot ... Gus
Jennifer Beals ... Molly
Sam Robards ... Tom
John Carroll Lynch ... Mr. Hartmann
James Le Gros ... Ferrell
Michael Des Barres ... Brisbane
Stark Sands ... Brad
Lennie Loftin ... Flagler
François Giroday François Giroday ... Nuffaut
Christine Estabrook ... Sharon
Kevin G. Schmidt ... Skip
Audrey Wasilewski ... Nurse
Meagen Fay ... Doctor
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Storyline

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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

In 2016, Mara Wilson wrote in an article for the "Guardian" that she auditioned for the role of Maddy. See more »

Goofs

When Ferrell falls down after getting electrocuted, he throws his arms out to catch his fall, when he's supposed to be unconscious. See more »

Quotes

Gus: [a helicopter appears, shining a spotlight on them] Oh, great! Now we have a spotlight!
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Spoofs Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Soul Sloshing
Written by Clifford Kubin, Anthony Miracle and Annette Marie Stean
Performed by Venus Hum
Courtesy of MCA Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises/BMG UK & Ireland, Ltd.
By Arrangement with BMG Film & TV Music Division
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"Catch That Kid"- 8/10. Good movie for the family to enjoy.
10 February 2004 | by movies2uSee all my reviews

Catch That Kid (2004)

When this film was released I knew it would get criticism, either by the premise of stealing money, or by it's similarities between Spy Kids and Agent Cody Banks. I do not agree that it is like Spy Kids, "Catch That Kid" is a lot better.

The movie is about Maddy Phillips (Kristen Stewart- The Panic Room, Cold Creek Manor), who loves to climb. After an accident on Mt. Everest, her Dad becomes paralyzed, and he can get an operation in Denmark for $250,000- but insurance doesn't pay for it. So, Maddy recruits her two best friends, Austin and Gus, to help her rob a high security bank whose security system her mother created. The safe is suspended 100 feet high, and Maddy must overcome her fear of climbing too high, so that she can save her father's life.

This movie had some really neat climbing sequences, good action, but it lacked a few laughs. Bart Fruendlich manages the security and heist scenes well, and the film has some pretty odd security devices for the bank.

Kristen Stewart is great, she gives a good performance, and her two best friends are also good. The parents are a bit one dimensional, but it doesn't really matter to the kids, which is the audience most likely to be attracted to this movie. When seeing this with your kids, just let them know robbing a bank isn't a good thing, and that it's just a movie. Don't let them take it too seriously, but hey, they're kids. 8/10.


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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Catch That Girl See more »

Filming Locations:

Glendale, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,824,860, 8 February 2004

Gross USA:

$16,703,799

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,951,702
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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