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Catch That Kid (2004)

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A girl and her two friends raid a bank, looking for the money needed for financing the cure of her dying father.

Director:

Bart Freundlich

Writers:

Nikolaj Arcel (film "Klatretøsen"), Fabian Wullenweber (film "Klatretøsen") (as Hans Fabian Wullenweber) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Stewart ... Maddy
Corbin Bleu ... Austin
Max Thieriot ... Gus
Jennifer Beals ... Molly
Sam Robards ... Tom
John Carroll Lynch ... Mr. Hartmann
James Le Gros ... Ferrell
Michael Des Barres ... Brisbane
Stark Sands ... Brad
Lennie Loftin ... Flagler
François Giroday François Giroday ... Nuffaut
Christine Estabrook ... Sharon
Kevin G. Schmidt ... Skip
Audrey Wasilewski ... Nurse
Meagen Fay ... Doctor
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Storyline

This is the story of a twelve-year-old named Maddy. Maddy and her adventurous father have always shared a love for mountain climbing. Their hobby, however, has a disastrous effect when a devastating accident on Mount Everest injures his spine, paralyzing him forever--unless he gets a very expensive operation. Determined to procure the money to pay for his surgery, Maddy decides to recruit two of her friends, a computer genius and a mechanical whiz kid, to help her pull off a risky heist. They plan to break into the local super-high-tech bank, which holds a vault suspended 100 feet off the floor, and get to its safe. To complicate matters even further, Maddy's mother works as the security chief at that very bank. Regardless of what obstacles she faces, Maddy is determined to get to the funds her father needs, by using the amazing climbing skills he taught her. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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They're on a mission without permission.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some language, thematic elements and rude humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Catch That Girl See more »

Filming Locations:

Glendale, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,824,860, 8 February 2004

Gross USA:

$16,702,864
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Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During the scene where Austin and Max were hiding under Brisban's desk while Mr. Hartmann and a woman were kissing, the baby cried so much that its mother had to be under the desk with Corbin Bleu. See more »

Goofs

When Gus first tricks out the go kart, the XBOX controller seen is a large type (type K), but in the next scene when he is testing it, the XBOX controller is the small type (type S). See more »

Quotes

Molly: I do think about you, Madeline. Every day... all the time...
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Crazy Credits

Stark Sands's character is clearly referred to as Chad in the movie, but when the cast list comes up, he's credited as "Brad". See more »

Connections

References Speed Racer (1993) See more »

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In My Arms
Written by Kerry M. Jones
Performed by Trudy Lynn
Courtesy of DM Records, Inc.
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Those playful young scamps.
24 May 2011 | by SpikeopathSee all my reviews

An American remake of Danish 2002 film Klatretøsen, Catch That Kid is undemanding family fare for the, well, undemanding. Plot sees Kristen Stewart as Maddy, whose father is rendered paralysed from an old mountaineering accident. Unable to raise the $250,000 needed for the potential life changing operation, Maddy and her mother are at a dead end. But Maddy hits upon the idea of robbing the bank where her mother has been the security consultant, so enlisting the help of her two young pals, she sets about committing the perfect robbery.

Plot suggests it is what it is, kiddie friendly fodder that's as preposterous as it gets. But it's still a likable enough tale, stitched together competently enough by director Bart Freundlich, and the actual robbery itself is well crafted and not without genuine tension. The child actors, led by future Twilight star Stewart, don't annoy, and the writers even plant the strains of puppy love on the edges of the narrative. It's all heading to an obvious conclusion, one that is very It's A Wonderful Life in intent, but it does it's job well enough and closes off with a smugness that's hard to get mad at.

An easy enough time filler to watch with the kids or to do your ironing too. 6/10


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