YOU CAN RUN BUT YOU CANNOT HIDE� IT�S �CATCH ME IF YOU CAN,� AIRING
AS A NETWORK TELEVISION PREMIERE, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5 ON ABC
The Steven Spielberg Film, Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks,
Will Air in HDTV with 5.1-Channel Surround Sound and Also in Spanish
Join the wild, cross-country chase when ABC debuts Steven Spielberg�s cat-and-mouse thriller, �Catch Me If You Can,� airing in HDTV with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio as the �ABC Saturday Movie of the Week,� NOVEMBER 5 (8:00-11:08 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Editors please note: This film was originally scheduled to air Sept. 24 but did not air.
Starring Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen and James Brolin, the film is based on the almost unbelievable but true story of Frank Abagnale Jr. and his conning life of fraud. After witnessing his perfect family destroyed by bankruptcy, Frank becomes driven by money, with one lie leading to another until he finds himself impersonating a Pan Am pilot, a doctor and even an assistant attorney general. But despite a globetrotting lifestyle, Frank is actually a constant fugitive, lonely and with no real place to call �home.� In a cat-and-mouse game with his principal pursuer, FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Frank repeatedly escapes federal agents and sticky situations through his charisma and keen wits, all while reaping millions in fraudulent checks.
�Catch Me If You Can� stars Leonardo DiCaprio (�The Aviator,� �Gangs of New York�) as Frank Abagnale Jr., Tom Hanks (�The Polar Express,� �The Terminal�) as Carl Hanratty, Christopher Walken (�The Stepford Wives,� �Man on Fire�) as Frank Abagnale Sr., Martin Sheen (TV series �The West Wing,� �The Commission�) as Roger Strong and James Brolin (�Traffic,� �A Guy Thing�) as Jack Barnes.
The film was directed by Steven Spielberg (�Saving Private Ryan,� �The Terminal�). Writing credits are given to Frank Abagnale Jr. (book) and Stan Redding (book). Presented by Dream Works SKG, Amblin Entertainment, Kemp Company, Splendid Pictures and Parkes/MacDonald Productions. Distributed by Dream Works Distribution LLC.
�CATCH ME IF YOU CAN� IN HDTV:
The ABC Television Network�s HDTV broadcast of �Catch Me If You Can� will air in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC�s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish audio.
This film carries a TV-14,D,L,S parental guideline.