CineTV Contest : Catch Me If You Can


Hello Movie fans!

This is my entry into the CineTV contest 40, Favorite Tom Hanks Movie. The link is here.

Name - Catch Me If You Can
Released - 2002
Director - Steven Spielberg

Tom Hanks is Hollywood's top boy and he has been in the business for a long time. I remember his first film "Big" that I watched as a child and thought that it was amazing at the time.

Recently he is now famous for starring in films such as Saving Ryan's Privates or was it Saving Private Ryan?

He was the infamous voice of Woody in the cartoon film series Toy Story and lest not forget about the huge Forest Gump movie.

Probably one of his best roles for me was in the Divinci Code where he played Robert Langdon, a superbrain who could work out complex problems in a matter of seconds.

Tom was even in space when Hollywood decided to go back to the moon in an updated Apollo 13 movie. This time it was much more realistic than their last effort.

However, his favorite role for me is when he went up against the awesome Big Head aka Leonardo Di Caprio in Catch Me If You Can. There is something about this film that captures the imagination and Tom played the nerdy FBI agent who is tasked with tracking down the talented Frank Abagnale Jr.

The film portrays the period with lots of romanticism at the beginning of the flying era and you see how much freer people were in the past before the draconian system we now have in place existed. Ironically it was made in the year when we first started hearing ridiculous terms such as homeland security and the need to take our shoes off to board a plane.

Not only that, the film is full of some great tunes such as The Girl from Ipanema and Come Fly With Me by Old Blue Eyes Frank Sinatra.

Leonardo is brilliant in the film but Tom plays the FBI agent well and my favorite scene is when Leo outsmarts Tom and manages to escape from the hotel.

Some of the stories and lies by Leo can be very cringeworthy and it at times seems as though you are dealing with an alcoholic who just can't give up the booze, but a smooth-talking and grounded Tom manages to bring him back to earth.

The movie is worth checking out and a great one by Tom.

Thanks for reading.

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I have heard so much about this movie, but funny enough I haven't watched it but I have seen the trailer and I have heard a summary of it..


It is a really nice one with a younger Tom in it. !CTP


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Great post :-) i never saw that movie although I heard from it !ALIVE


Haven't watched this yet.... Sounds more like my kind of Genre so Gonna add to watch list.


I have to put this movie on my list to watch this holiday because I haven't watched it yet.


Its a great one, Tom has been in so many good movies. !CTP


Tom Hanks is always a pleasure to see.


Thanks, he really is good. Im thinking to watch something later with him. !CTP


I don't remember seeing a bad Tom Hanks movie, it's hard to choose, and the ones I remember were Forest Gump and Cast Away.


Yeah, I would be hard-pressed to find him in something bad.. Forest Gump and Cast Away also great movies. He was convincing in the Da Vinci Code too. I don't know if anyone else could have pulled that off. !CTP


Great choice! It's nice to see someone else enjoy this film. I've seen it several times and every time I find myself laughing. Tom Hanks is always good no matter what he does.


I agree. He has a great on-screen presence and he brings to life his roles to lead or compliment other actors. !CTP


One of my favorite movies growing up. I honestly miss watching it, and just may suggest it on the next movie night with my date. 🙂 The fact that it's based on a true story is also crazy. 😁

Great movie and a great write-up. Thanks for reminding me that this gem exists. 🍻


For me too, I really loved this film. The on screen battle. The flashback to times gone by. I am a big fan of Leo generally too. !CTP


It's a great movie.
Even DiCaprio is excellent in it. After Titanic I thought he was burned to play only romantic roles but he really grew as an actor.
And Tom Hanks is really good. Check out "Greyhound" if you get a chance, already watched it three times.