Catch that Kid

Release Date: February 6, 2004

Uh, Dad, where did you go?

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90/92 David Mumpower Kids, it's okay to commit grand larceny as long as your parents don't find out.
121/126 Kim Hollis Hey, kids! It's okay to steal as long as you're helping your family!

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Catch That Kid tells the story of a young girl with a love of climbing whose father has forbidden her to indulge in her passion due to an injury he suffered while mountain-climbing. When the injury reasserts itself and an expensive operation is needed to save him, the girl plans a daring robbery of the bank where her mother works, and enlists the help of two best friends. The trio overcome high-tech security systems, guard dogs and a nasty chief of security in order to gain access to a bank vault suspended in mid-air, thus securing the funds for the operation and saving the girls father.

Catch That Kid is the English-language version of a Danish film, Klatretosen, which translates as Catch That Girl. The film sounds rather like Ocean’s 11 for the pre-teen set, with the added emotional impact of a young girl trying to help her ailing father. Having the bank she’s breaking into be the one where her mother works is an added twist, since in a sense the girl is creating problems for her mother in order to help her father. Be that as it may, Catch That Kid sounds like one of those rare children’s films that adults will also enjoy, much as the Spy Kids franchise appeals to the older as well as the younger generation. With the movie scheduled for the Martin Luther King holiday weekend, the film has a chance at a pretty good opening weekend, especially if word-of-mouth creates a desire amongst the kinder to hurry out and see the film. And since kids’ films tend to have pretty good legs, unless Catch That Kid turns out to be a complete and utter dog of a film, one would expect it to see a nice, long stay in the theatres before sallying forth into the home video market, where it will likely enjoy an even longer life. (Stephanie Star Smith/BOP)

October 31, 2003
Those indecisive suits at the studio has gone from "Catch that Girl" to "Catch that Kid" to "Mission Without Permission" and now back to "Catch that Kid". (Jennifer Turnock/BOP)

Vital statistics for Catch that Kid
Main Cast Kristen Stewart, Max Thieriot, Jennifer Beals, Corbin Bleu
Supporting Cast Michael Des Barres, Meagen Fay, Francois Giroday, James LeGros, Lennie Loftin, John Carroll Lynch, Sam Robards, Stark Sands, Kevin Schmidt
Director Bart Freundlich
Screenwriter Michael Brandt, Derek Haas (screenplay) , Nicolai Arcel, Hans Fabian Wullenweber, Erlend Loe (film Klatretøsen)
Distributor Twentieth Century Fox
Trailer Click Here for Trailer
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Rating PG
Running Time 102 minutes
Screen Count 2,847
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Comparison films for Catch that Kid
Adjusted Opening
Total BO
Adjusted Total
Ocean's 11 12/7/0138.11 40.67 3075 12393.00 12722.0 183.41 195.75 4.76
Spy Kids 3/30/0126.55 28.33 3104 8552.00 8779.0 106.26 113.41 4.00
Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams 8/9/0216.71 17.37 3307 5053.00 5053.0 85.63 89.02 4.63



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