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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

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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Details

Official Sites:

20th Century Fox

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:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,824,860, 8 February 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,702,864, 9 May 2004
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Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 Maddie is climbing up the wall in her red dress, she turns to look at the surveillance camera, but when the camera switches angle, she is turning around again. See more »

Quotes

Gus: [He has rigged his go-kart with NOS] It works! I'm a genius! But now how am I gonna stop? Maybe I'm not a genius! AAAHHH!
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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

References Speed Racer (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

In My Arms
Written by Kerry M. Jones
Performed by Trudy Lynn
Courtesy of DM Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Position Soundtrack Services
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Weaned On Heist Movies
20 June 2009 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

I'm noting that Catch That Kid was based on a popular Danish film, Klatretosen that only came out a few years ago. There had to be another motivation for what these three enterprising juveniles did because Denmark unlike the USA has socialized medicine and the problem that the kids need the money for wouldn't exist there.

What that problem is that Kristen Stewart's dad John Carroll Lynch has aggravated an old spinal injury that has left him bedridden and paralyzed. The only hope of a treatment is an experimental procedure that our insurance won't pay and will cost $250,000.00 for the operation. So Kristen enlists her two friends, Max Thierot and Corbin Bleu to do a bank robbery.

Getting inside information is easy because Kristen's mom, Jennifer Beals runs a security company and on a take your daughter to work day she accompanies mom and pays very close attention to the procedures installed in the bank that Beal's is contracted to work for.

Although they don't say so, it's pretty obvious these kids were weaned on heist films like To Catch A Thief and The Asphalt Jungle. Cary Grant never pulled off a neater robbery than this trio.

Catch That Kid is a nice enough film that might send a wrong message out there to younger viewers. Truth be told these kids are almost caught, but get some help from an unexpected source. They never should have gotten as far as they did.


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