Catch Me If You Claus

Welcome to Girls Gone Hallmark, the podcast where two best friends, Megan and Wendy, review and discuss all things Hallmark Channel. In today’s episode, we’re diving into the world of crime capers with “Catch Me If You Claus”, starring Luke Macfarlane and Italia Ricci. Join us as we break down the plot, characters, and all the goodness of this movie.

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About “Catch Me If You Claus”

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  • Nina Weinman wrote the script for “Catch Me If You Claus.” Nina has 32 previous writing credits including “Napa Ever After” and “A Nashville Legacy” both from earlier this year. Nina has written a total of 30 movies for Hallmark since 2010. I also just learned from Nina herself that she has three more scripts just put into development.
  • This was directed by Bradley Walsh. He has 44 previous directing credits including many projects for Hallmark. I did want to point out that he has also directed a couple of episode of the series “Sullivan’s Crossing” which stars Chad Michael Murray and Scott Patterson (that’s Luke from Gilmore Girls) – where season 1 is currently airing on the CW. If you’re a GGH listener and watching “Sullivan’s Crossing” drop us an email or a DM and let us know if it’s something we should be watching.
  • Italia Ricci stars as Avery. Ricci has 27 previous acting credits. Her last film for Hallmark was “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” in 2021, which was also written by Nina Weinman. Her work outside of Hallmark includes a show called “The Imperfects” which is a sci-fi action series now streaming on Netflix. Of course you might also recognize her from the 53 episodes of “Designated Survivor” or as April Carver in “Chasing Life.”

Related Podcast Episode: Girls Gone Hallmark reviews “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” with Italia Ricci.

  • Luke Macfarlane stars as Chris. This is Luke’s second movie for Hallmark since returning to the network after a short hiatus. Earlier this year we saw him in “Notes of Autumn.” Luke continues to work outside of Hallmark with a recent true-crime movie for Lifetime called “Amish Stud: The Eli Weaver Story” as well as a movie called “Lone Star Bull” which is currently in post production.

Related Podcast Episode: What did we think of “Notes of Autumn” – Listen to the review here.

  • “Catch Me if You Claus” was filmed in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – which according to TheCinemaholic.com – shooting started at the end of October 2023 and was wrapped up by November. This came out on Thanksgiving Day. Is that the tightest turn around we’ve seen or do you think those dates are inaccurate?

Who Was in “Catch Me If You Claus?”

See a familiar face? Here is the complete list of actors appearing in Hallmark Channel’s “Catch Me If You Claus.”

  • Italia Ricci (Avery Quinn)
  • Luke Macfarlane (Chris)
  • Samantha Brown (Talia)
  • Kim Roberts (Nancy Lee)
  • Katerina Maria (Misty McAllen)
  • Stefan Keyes (Bink Binkerson)
  • Xavier Sotelo (Hewitt Vance)
  • Don Shepherd (Ellis)
  • Delia Lisette Chambers (Becca)
  • Suzanne Cyr (Sophie Ashburn)
  • Dina Renon (Executive #1)
  • Mikael Conde (Dillon)
  • Tom Keat (Ricky)
  • Matt Stefiuk (Jason)
  • Jennifer De Lucia (Mandy)
  • Nabil Khatib (Tom)
  • David D’Lancy Wilson (Max)
  • Pierre Brault (Lewis)
  • Matt Willis (Tiny Tim)
  • Dean Hagopian (Ebenezer Scrooge)
  • Andrew Jackson (Santa)
  • Samantha Hart (Officer Billings)

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Girls Gone Hallmark reviews Hallmark movies, including the channel's annual Countdown to Christmas movies.
Girls Gone Hallmark reviews Hallmark movies, including the channel's annual Countdown to Christmas movies.

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