Catch Me If You Can (2002) Poster


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Edited from 

To Tell the Truth (1969) (TV Series)
The opening scene shows Frank Abignale, Jr. as the subject on "To Tell the Truth".


The Honeymooners (1955) (TV Series)
Frank's father (and later Frank) use the expression "To the Moon" twice.
Purple Noon (1960)
the scenes of forging documents is referenced
Casino Royale (1967)
Bullitt (1968)
When Frank starts working for the FBI there's a scene with him walking home with groceries wearing a black turtleneck and trenchcoat bearing a resemblance to Steve McQueen in Bullitt.
Hook (1991)
True Romance (1993)
Forrest Gump (1994)
fluttering dollar bill refers to the fluttering feather
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Spielberg borrowed painting

Referenced in 

'Old School' Orientation (2003) (Video)
mentioned once
Hollywood and the Muslim World (2003) (TV Movie)
It's Latter-Day Night! Live Comedy (2003) (Video)
Adam Johnson does an impression of Christopher Walken and mentions that he was in "Catch Me If You Can."
Dream Team: Catch Me If You Can (2003) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Stuck on You (2003)
The movie name "Catch Me in the Can" is on a cinema marquee.
Home Movies: Psycho-Delicate (2004) (TV Episode)
Is mentioned in dialogue
Philip Greeley Goes Hollywood (2004) (Short)
During the credits, Spiro Zafiropoulos delivers Christopher Walken's "two mice" monologue.
'Saving Private Ryan': Music and Sound (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
HBO First Look: Inside 'The Terminal' (2004) (TV Episode)
mentioned once
Shark Tale (2004) (Video Game)
A poster for this movie is shown, but with Oscar and a dolphin in Tom hank's and Leonardo dicaprios place.
Boarding: The People of 'The Terminal' (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
Take Off: Making 'The Terminal' (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
Film Geek (2005)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Being Ian: Catch Me If You Cane (2005) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Ulli Lommel's Zodiac Killer (2005) (Video)
poster inside movie store
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.11 (2005) (TV Episode)
correct response in the "Dead Man Walken" category
Candy (2006)
"you know, that movie with that actor we like, and he's got all the money, and he walks out all cool and everything?"
Munich: The International Cast (2006) (Video)
mentioned once
The Mint: Episode #1.50 (2006) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Woody mentions "that Leonardo DiCaprio movie where he steals peoples' identities"
The Real Hustle: Episode #2.2 (2006) (TV Episode)
Alex mentions the film by name when introducing "The Drop Box" hustle.
Naturally, Sadie: Match Me If You Can (2006) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Black Lagoon: Greenback Jane (2006) (TV Episode)
Jane refers to the same processes and printing machines in order to making counterfeiting shown in this film.
Strictly Background (2007)
seen in video store
The Dialogue: An Interview with Screenwriter Jeff Nathanson (2007) (Video)
discusses writing the script
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.13 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $200 clue in the category "The Con is On"
Castle: Fool Me Once... (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as a favorite con movie.
Inception (2010)
Leonardo Di Caprio's character tells Michael Caine in his visit to his classroom in Paris that "extradition procedures from France to the USA" are difficult. Leonardo Di Caprio's character in "Catch me if you can" was captured in France and extradited to the US.
90210: Catch Me If You Cannon (2010) (TV Episode)
Episode title
Any Human Heart (2010) (TV Mini-Series)
similar animated opening credits
Robot Chicken: Catch Me If You Kangaroo Jack (2011) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Card Me If You Can (2011) (Short)
Film is referenced in conversation with the waiter, also a play on the movie title.
A Happy Event (2011)
DVD jacket shown in the video library at the beginning of the movie.
Saturday Night Live: Josh Brolin/Gotye (2012) (TV Episode)
Refenced in the "Laser Cats 7" digital short
Bones: The Past in the Present (2012) (TV Episode)
listed as one of Pelant's Pay Per View movies
Glee: Props (2012) (TV Episode)
Sam imitates Christopher Walken's "two mice" monologue at the end.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.89 (2013) (TV Episode)
Amy Adams mentions that she was in the film
Now You See Me (2013)
When the Four Horseman are flying to New Orleans to perform the second act Arthur Tressler (Caine) offers himself as a voluntaire to be mind-readed and Daniel Atlas (Eisenberg) says "even better" , which its also Leo DiCaprio's line in Catch Me if You Can when something goes just as planned
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Leonardo DiCaprio characters in both movies exhibit a fondness for Goldfinger (1964).
AniMat's Reviews: Saving Mr. Banks (2013) (TV Episode)
Tom Hanks played a real-life person in this film, Carl Hanratty.
Beauty and the Beast: Catch Me If You Can (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
T.U.F.F. Puppy: Match Me If You Can/Organized Crime (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: Complete Blu-Ray Collection (2014) (TV Episode)
Chris mentions it. Also, DVD is shown.
Rugby League: Four Nations: Final: New Zealand v Australia (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Brian Noble.
73 Questions: 73 Questions with Amy Adams (2014) (TV Episode)
Amy says the biggest surprise she ever had was when she was cast in Catch Me If You Can.
The Exes: Catch It 'Cause You Can (2014) (TV Episode)
title reference
Genealogy Roadshow: New Orleans: Cabildo (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name by genealogist
The Late Late Show with James Corden: Tom Hanks/Mila Kunis (2015) (TV Episode)
Tom Hanks and James Corden re-enact a scene
Fear of a Movie Camera (2015) (Short)
Poster parodied
Panorama: Catch Me If You Can (2015) (TV Episode)
The title of this episode is identical to the 2002 film Catch Me If You Can
Geeks Who Drink: Retta vs. Robert Buckley (2015) (TV Episode)
listed as a Christopher Walken film
The Thundermans: Patch Me If You Can (2015) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.18 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andrew O'Keefe as the movie in which Tom Hanks plays an FBI agent pursuing a con man during Cindy's Cash Builder round.
Suits: Tick Tock (2016) (TV Episode)
Anita Gibbs talks about pretending to be a lawyer, a doctor or a pilot.
Join or Die with Craig Ferguson: History's Biggest Fraud (2016) (TV Episode)
The movie is discussed in relation to Frank Abagnale Jr..
The Question Jury: Episode #1.9 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Paul.
BoJack Horseman: Ruthie (2017) (TV Episode)
'Corpse Me If You Can-Can' film mentioned by Princess Carolyn.
Nostalgia Critic: Kangaroo Jack (2017) (TV Episode)
" I knew two mice, they fell into a bucket of cream."
Bob's Burgers: Thanks-hoarding (2017) (TV Episode)
The Catch Me IF You Cran Burger
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #11.17 (2018) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question; still shown
Granada Reports: 8 August 2018: Evening Bulletin (2018) (TV Episode)
VHS in video shop.
Safari: Match Me If You Can (2018)
title reference
Family Guy: Married with Cancer (2018) (TV Episode)
On the subject of Tom Hanks movies, Chris recommends this movie to Peter.
Nostalgia Critic: Underworld (2019) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
The King of L.A.
The movie is trying to mix that movie's tone with 1983's Scarface.


To Tell the Truth (1956) (TV Series)
Seen on the TV in one scene.
Perry Mason (1957) (TV Series)
Sing Along with Mitch (1961) (TV Series)
Dr. Kildare (1961) (TV Series)
Goldfinger (1964)
In the cinema, we also see Frank Abagnale Jr. watching the movie.
The Hotel Barclay (2013) (TV Series)
A scene from this film was shot at the hotel of this webseries.

Featured in 

HBO First Look: Catch Me If You Can (2002) (TV Episode)
The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) (TV Special)
Frank Abagnale: Between Reality and Fiction (2003) (Video)
It's a documentary about Catch Me If You Can (2002).
Scoring 'Catch Me If You Can' (2003) (Video)
It's a documentary about Catch Me If You Can (2002).
'Catch Me If You Can': In Closing (2003) (Video)
clips shown
The FBI Perspective (2003) (Video)
clips shown
20 to 1: Hoaxes, Cheats and Liars (2006) (TV Episode)
Some clips from this movie are used in a segment about Frank Abagnale Jr.
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2009) (TV Special)
Clips shown during Steven Spielberg tribute.
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.40 (2009) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Elizabeth Banks' films
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Inception/Predators/The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) (TV Episode)
"DiCaprio in 3 Minutes or Less" segment
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.43 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Elizabeth Banks films
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.127 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip of Jesse Heiman
WatchMojo: Top 10 Christopher Walken Performances (2012) (TV Episode)
Frank Abagnale, Sr. is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Leonardo DiCaprio Performances (2012) (TV Episode)
Frank Abagnale, Jr. is #6.
The Dirties (2013)
Opening credits and letter style of the title of this film are used.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Fugitives (2013) (TV Episode)
Frank Abagnale, Jr. is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Steven Spielberg Movies (2013) (TV Episode)
Catch Me If You Can is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Business Movie Speeches (2014) (TV Episode)
The speech in Catch Me If You Can is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Alternative Christmas Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Catch Me If You Can is given an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Thieves (2015) (TV Episode)
Frank Abagnale, Jr. is #2.
La noche de...: Negociador (2016) (TV Episode)
clips shown - Amy Adams
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Bad Guy/Good Guy Team Ups (2016) (TV Episode)
Frank Abagnale & Carl Hanratty are #8.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Unforgettable John Williams Scores (2016) (TV Episode)
The score for Catch Me If You Can gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Greatest Chase Movies of All Time (2017) (TV Episode)
Catch Me If You Can is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Characters Who Are Unqualified to Do their Jobs (2017) (TV Episode)
Frank Abagnale, Jr. is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Uses of the F-Word in Non R-Rated Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
Knock Knock gets an honorable mention.
Spielberg (2017) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown; film is discussed.
MsMojo: Top 10 Movies You NEVER Expected to Be Made into Musicals (2018) (TV Episode)
Catch Me If You Can is #10.


Forrest Gump (1994)

Spoofed in 

The Simpsons: Catch 'Em If You Can (2004) (TV Episode)
The scene where Homer and Marge are running away from Bart and Lisa.
Fuck Me If You Can (2005) (Video)
porn parody
WTFark!: Catch Me If You Tan (2014) (TV Episode)
Fear of a Movie Camera (2015) (Short)
Poster parodied
Hotel Transylvania: The Series: Curse Club/Casket If You Can (2017) (TV Episode)
Segment title, "Casket If You Can"

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