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Catch Me If You Can (1989)

A hotshot car racer persuades the class president of a small Minnesota high school to gamble on illegal car races to raise money for their school facing closure.

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Stephen Sommers

Writer:

Stephen Sommers
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Lattanzi ... Dylan Malone
Loryn Locklin ... Melissa Hanson
Grant Heslov ... Nevil
Billy Morrissette ... Monkey
Geoffrey Lewis ... Mr. Johnson
M. Emmet Walsh ... Johnny Phatmun
Dan Bell Dan Bell ... Manney
Jefferson Slinkard Jefferson Slinkard ... Dirk
Kevin Dewey Kevin Dewey ... Quarterback
Chad Bell Chad Bell ... Stoner
Tara Trooien Tara Trooien ... Debutante
Rhonda L. Rubertus Rhonda L. Rubertus ... Cheerleader
Robert Kempe Robert Kempe ... Band Kid
Kathryn Lamb Kathryn Lamb ... Drama Kid
Peter Breitmayer ... Stackowski
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Storyline

The local highschool is threatened to be closed, unless they collect $200,000. The students' president Melissa struggles to collect the money, but lacks the support from her fellow students. So she accepts when car fetishist Dylan suggests to bet on him in car races against underworld king Phatman. At first everything goes well - too well ... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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A Rebel. A Legend. A Romance. The Ultimate Race! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Heart Power See more »

Filming Locations:

Minnesota, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,580, 30 July 1989

Gross USA:

$3,686

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,686
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The football field where Fast Freddy's car is hidden and the twin cities run ends is actually at Apollo High School also in St. Cloud. See more »

Goofs

Dylan pulls into the school and as he parks he uses the shifter on the steering wheel column to park, but when he races you see him shift gears from a floor board shifter. See more »

Soundtracks

Hard Headed Woman
Written by Claude Demetri
Performed by Elvis Presley
Used with permission of Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Courtesy of RCA Records
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Dated and Terrible
9 March 2004 | by Tiger_MarkSee all my reviews

Wow! I remember so many awful films that loosely revolved around high school from the early 1980s. They usually had someincredibly strained plot and lots of 27 year old actors pretending to be students. As I watched this film I felt a little of the nostalgia of growing up in the 1980s. However, then I find out that this film was made in 1989? Say what! Well, the nostalgia factor ends right there, this is just bad. The plot has the city preparing to close a high school and threatening to bus all of the students to inner city high schools. Which is odd, in that the students at this school are both wealthy and abundant. In fact, the main character lives in a mansion. Makes you wonder how they cannot find money to keep this school alive, have they never heard of property taxes. Oh, but here is the kicker. The school board says that they will keep the school alive, if the students can raise $200,000. So the seniors go about doing this. Hmmm, you raise $200,000 but instead of saving that for college, you put it towards saving the high school that you are a Senior in? And why exactly would they close an overpopulated school before the year is out? And...ahh forget it, this film was stupid and made in 1989!?


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