Catch Us If You Can

UK 12 Certificate
In cinemas
July 15, 1965
Buy it from
April 5, 2021
1 Hour 31 Minutes
Comedy, Music
drug misuse, brief nudity

Legendary British director John Boorman made his directorial debut with this cult 1960s story in which Dave Clark stars along with The Dave Clark Five Band. The Five have been hired by a corporate advertising agency to appear in an ad campaign for “Meat For Go” fronted by the model Dinah. During the filming of a TV commercial, stuntman Steve absconds in a stolen E-type Jaguar with the face of the campaign, Dinah. They make their way across a wintry southern England towards an island that Dinah plans to buy with the proceeds of her modelling. This act of rebellion is cynically exploited for publicity by the advertising executive behind the campaign, Leon Zissell, who dispatches two of his henchmen to pursue the fleeing couple.

On their journey, Steve and Dinah encounter a group of hippies squatting in MOD-owned buildings on Salisbury Plain, an eccentric middle-aged married couple and Steve’s boyhood hero, Louie. Memorable scenes were filmed at Smithfield Market in London, the Oasis Swimming Pool in London’s Holborn, Syon House, the Roman Baths and Royal Crescent at Bath and Burgh Island off the coast of Devon.

Last updated
March 17, 2021

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