Aaron and Josh Sarnecky are here to chat about Catch Me If You Can for its 20th anniversary.
Catch Me If You Can is a crime comedy-drama directed by Steven Spielberg. Written by Jeff Nathanson, it is inspired by the life of Frank Abagnale, Jr. The film opened in theaters on December 25, 2002.
The film follows Frank Abagnale, Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio), a teen who defrauds banks by taking various identities, such as an airline pilot and doctor. Chasing him is FBI Agent Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks). Other characters include Frank Abagnale, Sr. (Christopher Walken) and Frank Jr.’s fiancée, Brenda (Amy Adams).
Catch Me If You Can garnered acclaim and was enormously profitable, costing $52 million and making $352 million. John Williams earned an Oscar nomination for Best Score while Christopher Walken netted his own nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Aaron and Josh talk about the plot, performances, and truth of the story before discussing the movie’s place in Spielberg’s illustrious filmography.
For another film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, you can listen to Josh and Aaron’s podcast on Shutter Island.
Catch Me If You Can is streaming on Paramount+