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Film: Catch That Kid

Gus: This whole bank idea sucks.

Catch That Kid features 12-year-old Maddy and her two friends, Austin and Gus, robbing a high-security bank vault in order to obtain the money for a surgery her father needs. The twist? Maddy's mother designed the security systems.

This film provides examples of:

  • Chekhov's Lecture: Maddy's mother tells her she thinks about her all the time. This makes Maddy realize her name is the final password.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Maddy's climbing abilities.
  • Child Prodigy / Preteen Genius: Gus the hacker, and Austin the mechanic.
  • Dump Them All: Maddy rejects both love interests by the end of the movie.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Austin, rigging his go-karts with caltrops, turbo boosters, and more.
  • The Heist: The entire premise of the film.
  • Hero Antagonist: Anyone out to stop Maddy, Austin and Gus to pull off their heist.
  • The Password Is Always Swordfish: The security password used for her mother's security system is Madeline, Maddy's full first name.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: The owner of the bank. He fires the bank's manager for having a party to celebrate the security system before it was even tested, accepted that the entire heist was a plan by Maddy's mother to show it wasn't ready, personally donated $50,000 to help the father's surgery, and assured they could agree to a loan to cover the rest of the bill.
  • Teen Superspy: Three twelve year old preteens rob a high security bank.