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Catch Me if You Can

Theatrical poster
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Produced by Steven Spielberg
Michel Shane
Walter F. Parkes
Laurie MacDonald
Written by Novel
Frank Abagnale
Stan Redding
Screenplay
Jeff Nathanson
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio
Tom Hanks
Music by John Williams
Cinematography Janusz Kamiński
Editing by Michael Kahn
Studio Amblin Entertainment
Distributed by DreamWorks
Release date(s) December 25, 2002
Running time 141 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $52 million
Gross revenue North America
$164,615,351
Rest of the World
$187,498,961
Worldwide
$352,114,312
.Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 American comedy-drama film based on the life of Frank Abagnale Jr., who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars by posing as a Pan American World Airways pilot, a Georgia doctor and Louisiana attorney and parish prosecutor.^ The film is based on the story as told by the real Frank Abagnale.
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^ He is a young man who by the age of 21 had embezzled millions of dollars and lived life as a air line pilot, doctor and attorney.
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^ Frank Abagnale was possibly the world's most talented con artist.
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.His primary crime was check forgery, becoming so skillful that the FBI eventually turned to him for help in catching other check forgers.^ Carl Hanratty, a middle-aged bored FBI agent, comes alive when assigned to catch this charming swindler whose check-forging skills have netted him more than $2.8 million.
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^ A successful con artist and master of deception, Frank is also a brilliant forger, whose skill at check fraud has netted him millions of dollars in stolen funds--much to the chagrin of the authorities.
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^ His forgeries eventually catch the eye of the FBI, especially bank fraud specialist Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks, based on real-life agent Joe Shea, whose name is changed for unknown reasons).
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.Steven Spielberg directed the film, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Abagnale and Tom Hanks as Hanratty as well as Christopher Walken, Amy Adams, Martin Sheen, and Nathalie Baye.^ STEVEN SPIELBERG directed and produced.
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^ Cast includes short bios for actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Nathalie Baye, Amy Adams, and Jennifer Garner.
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^ (Christopher Walken) taught his son, Frank William, Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio) well.
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.Development for the film started as far back as 1980. With the beginning of the 21st century, filmmakers such as David Fincher, Gore Verbinski, Lasse Hallström, Miloš Forman and Cameron Crowe were at one point involved with Catch Me if You Can.^ Catch me if you can & 3 other titles; films .
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^ Gore Verbinski was originally going to direct the film, with Spielberg producing, but Verbinski had to leave the project at the last minute due to scheduling conflicts.
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^ The Broadway-bound musical Catch Me If You Can based on the 2002 DreamWorks film of the same name will have its premiere in Seattle this coming summer.
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.Spielberg (who was originally involved as producer) decided to become the project's director, dropping out of Big Fish and Memoirs of a Geisha.^ Gore Verbinski was originally going to direct the film, with Spielberg producing, but Verbinski had to leave the project at the last minute due to scheduling conflicts.
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^ In fact, the idea of making the film was sold to DreamWorks by Jeff Nathanson, who also wrote the first draft of the script before Spielberg decided to direct.
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^ Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio , Tom Hanks Director: Steven Spielberg MPAA Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews ( 205 customer reviews ) 205 Reviews .
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.Filming took place from February to May 2002. Catch Me If You Can received financial and critical success, and the real Abagnale greeted the film positively.^ Positive - I really enjoyed this film!!
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^ Catch Me If You Can moves like one of the Indiana Jones films–especially evoking The Last Crusade ’s interplay of a son’s impetuousness and a father’s wisdom.
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^ After the release of "Catch Me If You Can," which was based on his autobiography and which featured Leonardo Dicaprio as Abagnale, he became a minor celebrity.
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Contents

Plot

.Frank Abagnale Jr (Leonardo DiCaprio), 15 years old, lives happily in 1963 New Rochelle, New York with his father Frank Abagnale Sr.^ Frank Abagnale, Jr. I don't know.
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^ Frank Abagnale, Jr. Leonardo DiCaprio ) adores his parents.

^ The premise of the movie centers around the character of Frank Abagnale, Jr. Leonardo DiCaprio.
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.(Christopher Walken) and French mother Paula (Nathalie Baye).^ This adolescent never tires of hearing how his parents met at the end of World War II in the French village where his mother (Nathalie Baye) lived.
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^ But soon Frank's humble life gradually shatters as his father faces trouble with the IRS and his mother (Nathalie Baye) becomes unfaithful.
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^ (Christopher Walken) and Paula (Nathalie Baye) in New Rochelle, NY, where his father is a successful businessman, running a shop called Abagnale's, but suffering the scrutiny of the IRS. Eventually attempts at loans and the like fail and the Abagnales are forced from their home and Frank is forced from the private school he is attending.
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When a loan for Frank Sr. is denied at .Chase Manhattan Bank, due to a series of IRS tax frauds, the family is forced to move from their grand home to a small apartment.^ Frank Jr. Chase Manhattan Bank, a little white truck is shown three times, twice going in the same direction in a couple of seconds.
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^ Names: LLC. DreamWorks (306 documents) example document: Small time crooks JPMorgan Chase Bank, as administrative agent.
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.Paula carries on an affair with Jack Barnes (James Brolin), a friend of her husband.^ Frank Sr's wife, Paula ( is in trouble with him for adultery with the president of his club (James Brolin).
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^ He's working for the post office now, and Paula's remarried, to Rotary Club President Jack Barnes.
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^ Jack and Paula Barnes come to the door with their daughter.
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.In the meantime, Frank is bullied by a jock on his first day in public school, and then uses his private-school clothes to pose as a substitute teacher in his French class, singling the jock out for humiliation.^ One day at school, Frank Jr. .
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^ While attending a new school a while back, he actually presented himself as a substitute French teacher and successfully carried off the role for two weeks before being discovered.
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^ Frank has also designed many of the secure checks that banks and Fortune 500 companies use every day.
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.Shortly, Frank's parents file for divorce, and Frank, distraught, runs away.^ Learning that his parents are getting a divorce, Frank runs away from home at the age of sixteen.
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^ When his parents decide to divorce, Frank runs away from home.

^ The movie tells the story of Frank W. Abignale, Jr. After his father and mother get a divorce he runs away and starts pretending to be a co-pilot, a doctor, a lawyer.
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When he runs out of money, he begins to use confidence scams. .Frank's cons grow ever bolder and he begins to impersonate an airline pilot.^ Based on a true story, Frank W. Abagnale was employed as a doctor, a lawyer, and as a co-pilot for a major airline company—all before reaching his 21st birthday.
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^ Frank W. Abagnale Jr. Renaissance man -- working as a doctor, a lawyer and a pilot for a major American airline all before he turned 18.
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^ Frank Abagnale, Jr. (Leonardo Di Caprio) worked as a doctor, a lawyer and as a co-pilot for a major airline -- all before his 18th birthday.
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.He forges Lufthansa & Pan Am payroll checks and succeeds in stealing more than $2.5 million.^ Just a few years later, the FBI tracks him down in France; he's extradited, tried, and jailed for passing more than $4,000,000 in bad checks.
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^ During his telephone call to Detective Sergeant Russen he said that he wanted to be like Abagnale who, by the age of 19, had posed as a pilot and cashed Pan Am payroll cheques worth more than £5 million.
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^ He's been stripped from the board that controls more than $100 million of property in Colorado City and neighboring Hildale, Utah, and has been kept on the run by FBI agents.
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.Meanwhile Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks), an FBI bank fraud agent, begins to track down Frank with little help from his superiors.^ Agent Carl Hanratty ( Tom Hanks ) and his cohorts get hot on the trail, tracking down Frank to New York.

^ At this point, the FBI agent Tom Hanks comes in.
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^ He’s chased throughout by a single, composite FBI agent, Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks).
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.Carl and Frank meet in a hotel, where Frank convinces Carl his name is Barry Allen of the Secret Service.^ Barry Allen, Secret Service 11.
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^ Well, then tell me this, Barry Allen, Secret Service.
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^ Barry Allen, Secret Service [7:48] 11.
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.Frank leaves, with Carl angrily fooled.^ That'd be FBI agent Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks), who Frank even fools the first time they meet.
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.Later, at Christmas, Carl is still working when Frank calls him, attempting to apologize for duping Carl.^ There are a few close calls where Carl nearly catchs Frank, and Frank always calls Carl on Christmas(which leads to his undoing).
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^ Frank seems to enjoy being pursued by Carl, and even goes so far as to call Carl on the phone to chat every once in a while.
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^ Frank's increasingly audacious work soon attracts the attention of Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks), an FBI agent who is determined to put Frank behind bars.
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.Carl rejects his apology and tells him that he will soon be caught, but laughs when he realizes that Frank actually called him because he has no one else to talk to.^ Because there's no one else he can call.
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^ In real life, Frank and Carl had no contact until after Frank had been in prison.
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^ It tells the true story of Frank Abagnale, Jr., a compulsive young con man and Hanratty, the federal agent who pursues him over many years.
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.Frank hangs up, and Carl continues to investigate.^ For big surround scenes, like when Carl and Frank meet up in France, the noises do give a good "oomph" to the speakers.
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.At a restaurant, a waiter points out to Carl that Frank's false name, "Barry Allen," is from The Flash comic books.^ Steven Spielberg will direct "Catch Me If You Can," from a screenplay by Jeff Nathanson, based on the autobiographical book of the same name by Frank Abagnale, Jr. Stan Redding.

^ Also freckled through out all this was FBI Agent Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks), chasing Frank.
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^ Steven Spielberg directed "Catch Me If You Can" from a screenplay by Jeff Nathanson, based on the autobiographical book of the same name by Frank W. Abagnale with Stan Redding.
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.Carl then realizes that Frank is probably a teenager.^ Carl, like Frank, is also lonely and once had a real family.
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.Frank, meanwhile, has not only switched to becoming a doctor and a Louisiana lawyer, but has also fallen in love with a girl named Brenda (Amy Adams).^ While posing as a doctor, Frank falls in love with Brenda Strong (Amy Adams), a sweet girl working as a candy striper.
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^ While posing as a doctor, Frank falls in love with Brenda Strong ( Amy Adams ), a sweet girl working as a candy striper.
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^ Frank decided to become a lawyer .
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.Carl tracks him to his engagement party where Frank admits the truth about himself to Brenda and asks her to run away with him.^ Frank nearly marries her, and he runs away after he has to tell her the truth.
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^ In the movie, he confesses all to the young candy striper/nurse, and asks her to run away with him, only to find at the rendezvous point that she has told the FBI and they are lying in wait.
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^ Plot Devastated by his parents' divorce, 16 year-old Frank runs away from home and embarks on an audacious career as a conman.
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.As he escapes, he asks Brenda to meet him in two days so they can elope.^ I asked him one day.
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^ When opposition party and senators asked to open the house to examine him on corruption cases, he dissolved parliament to escape the examination.
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^ These people may have shown up for a day or two here or there, but they had to tend to their business.
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.At the Miami International Airport, Frank sees her waiting as agreed, but he spots FBI agents everywhere and realizes that he has been set up (with Brenda as the bait) and posing as a representative for Pan-Am, goes to a nearby girl's college to "recruit" girls to be "stewardesses-in-training," and returns to the airport the next day, using the girls that he recruits as a distraction to the FBI agents, making his escape to Europe.^ I had an FBI agent come see me.
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^ Well, in truth, he was not caught by the FBI (he was caught by police overseas) and the relationship and engagement that takes up a significant portion of the move never actually got that far in real life.
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^ FBI Agent Carl Hanratty has made it his prime mission to capture him and bring him to justice, however Frank is always one step ahead of Carl, baiting him to continue the chase.
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.Seven months later, Carl shows his boss that Frank has been forging checks all over the world and that he is out of control.^ Frank's all exterior and Carl's all interior.
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^ Tom Hanks is, as usual, great as Carl Hanratty, the Federal Agent chasing Abagnale's paper trail all over the world.
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^ FBI agent Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks) doggedly pursues Frank as he successfully impersonates an air line pilot, a doctor, and a lawyer, living the life of a playboy and cashing ingeniously forged checks all along the way.
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He wants permission to fly to Europe to look for him. .When his boss denies him the permission, Carl takes Frank’s checks to professional printers who deem that they were printed in France.^ The FBI is denying those rumors, but is saying that Warren Jeffs is on the move and they need your help catching him.
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^ The movie takes us through hoops, as Frank performs his tricks and Carl tries to find him.
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^ Frank's mother said the name of a village in France where they didn't have Sara Lee.
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.Remembering that Frank’s mother, Paula, was born in Montrichard, France, Carl goes there where he finds Frank.^ Paula Abagnale was born in Montrichard , France .
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^ Frank W. Abagnale Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a 16-year-old high school student who finds himself emotionally cut adrift when his mother, Paula (Nathalie Baye), leaves his father, Frank Abagnale Sr.
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^ There are a few close calls where Carl nearly catchs Frank, and Frank always calls Carl on Christmas(which leads to his undoing).
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.He tells him the French police will kill him if he does not go with Carl quietly.^ You're not going to tell him...
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^ He’s going to kill me for even telling you.” Perspiring, I waited as Dan knocked.

^ I could then tell him that I had had to go without his comment and had said as much in the copy.
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.Frank assumes he is joking, but Carl assures Frank he would never lie to him, and Carl takes him outside, where the French police escort him to prison.^ In Canada, an abandoned prison in Montreal became the French prison where Carl Hanratty comes to extradite Frank back to the U.S.; and a square in Quebec City doubled for the French village of Montrichard, where Frank is cornered in a scene that features a cameo appearance by the real Frank Abagnale.
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^ They grab Frank, throw him in the car, and cart him off to a rotting medieval hulk of a prison.
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^ We're not exactly rooting for Carl, but in some way, we do want him to get Frank.
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Carl promises to have him extradited to the U.S.
.The scene then flashes forward to a plane returning Frank to the U.S. from France.^ For big surround scenes, like when Carl and Frank meet up in France, the noises do give a good "oomph" to the speakers.
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Carl informs him that his father has died. .Consumed with grief, Frank escapes through the bathroom plumbing and out the landing gear when the plane lands in New York.^ The leads to Frank leaving home, moving to New York City and trying to begin an honest life.
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^ Frank Abagnale (Leonardo DiCaprio) lives with his parents in New Rochelle, New York, and is present when his father (Christopher Walken) wins an award from the local Rotary Club.
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^ And, this even includes the acrobatic escape from a commercial plane as it lands.
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.He goes back to his old house, where he sees his mother and Jack Barnes, as well as a little girl that Frank realizes is his half-sister.^ Love Today > > MIKA Hey girl why can't you carry on, Is it 'cause you're just like your mother, Little tike, like to tease for fun, Well you ain't gonna tease no other, Gonna make you a lover.
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^ On the other side of the window, a little girl stares back at him, a little girl who has the home he's wanted, the home that should be his.
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^ It has tremendous joie de vivre, which is reflective of who the real Frank Abagnale is to me.” The director goes on to reveal, “I could also relate to him in a way.
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.Frank gives up and is sentenced to prison, getting occasional visits from Carl.^ To give away much more of the plot and the escapades that Frank gets up to would be unfair and I’ll just say that if it wasn’t for the fact that the film is based on fact you would dismiss the possibilities of any of the action happen as sheer impossibility.
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^ How Carl gets closer and closer and how Frank always seems to evade him thanks to his clever street smarts.
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^ For big surround scenes, like when Carl and Frank meet up in France, the noises do give a good "oomph" to the speakers.
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.When Frank easily points out how one of the checks Carl is carrying as evidence is fake, Carl gets an idea and calls for an interview with the FBI. At the interview, the FBI informs Frank that he can serve out the remainder of his sentence working in the FBI's bank fraud department, under Carl’s custody, to which Frank accepts.^ Please ignore the one above and check this out.
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^ Frank seems to enjoy being pursued by Carl, and even goes so far as to call Carl on the phone to chat every once in a while.
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^ FBI Agent Carl Hanratty has made it his prime mission to capture him and bring him to justice, however Frank is always one step ahead of Carl, baiting him to continue the chase.
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.Though somewhat content, Frank still misses the thrill of the chase and attempts to be a pilot again.^ With stills and film clips, Frank is quite frank about his real life experiences from his beginnings, how he became a pilot, what careers he sought, how he was caught and what he did with his life thereafter.
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.Carl catches him, but lets him fly anyway, remarking "sometimes it's easier living the lie," and says he knows Frank will be back, as no-one is chasing him.^ "No one dares to say No!"
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^ FBI Agent Carl Hanratty has made it his prime mission to capture him and bring him to justice, however Frank is always one step ahead of Carl, baiting him to continue the chase.
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^ FBI Agent Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks) had made it his prime mission to capture Frank and bring him to justice, but Frank is always one step ahead of him, baiting him to continue the chase.

.On Monday, though delayed, Frank does return, and finally reveals to Carl that not all of his careers were cons—Frank passed the Louisiana Bar Exam by studying for it for two weeks.^ I studied for two weeks and I passed.
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^ Frank's all exterior and Carl's all interior.
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^ How'd you pass the bar in Louisiana?
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.The epilogue shows that Frank is happily married with three sons, lives in the Midwest, and is still good friends with Carl.^ He and Carl are still good friends!
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^ A series of text messages inform us that Frank Abagnale is happily married, with three sons!
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^ Frank Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio in a good role) starts his imposter career while still in high school.
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.Frank has helped catch some of the world's most elusive money forgers and earns millions creating unforgeable checks.^ A successful con artist and master of deception, Frank is also a brilliant forger, whose skill at check fraud has netted him millions of dollars in stolen funds--much to the chagrin of the authorities.
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^ But nobody is interested in helping a kid, so Frank hits on the brilliant idea of impersonating one of the most respected occupations of the day, a Pan-Am pilot.

^ A master of deception, he was also a brilliant forger, whose skill at check fraud had netted him millions of dollars in stolen funds.
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Cast

.
Leonardo DiCaprio and the real Frank Abagnale.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio as Frank Abagnale, Jr..^ The film is based on the story as told by the real Frank Abagnale.
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    ^ Copyright© 2000 by Frank Abagnale, Jr. Stan Redding .

    ^ And while there is a real Frank Abagnale, Jr. Nonetheless, the man, like his story, is fascinating.
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    .Before his 19th birthday, Frank successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and Louisiana parish prosecutor.^ Leonardo DiCaprio is blithely charming as the scammer, Frank W. Abnagale Jr., who, during the 1960s, made millions through check fraud while posing as a doctor, a lawyer and an airline pilot -- he passed on Indian chief -- and all before his 21st birthday.
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    ^ Categories: Action/Adventure , Drama , Thriller , Crime/Gangster , Adaptation , Biopic Summary: Based on a true story, Frank W. Abagnale was employed as a doctor, a lawyer, and as a co-pilot for a major airline company—all before reaching his 21st birthday.
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    ^ A successful con artist and master of deception, Frank is also a brilliant forger, whose skill at check fraud has netted him millions of dollars in stolen funds--much to the chagrin of the authorities.
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    The real Abagnale makes a cameo appearance in the film as one of the French police officers taking his character into custody.
  • Tom Hanks as Carl Hanratty, an FBI Agent who pursues Frank Jr. for most of the film. Hanratty is often mocked by other agents, who do not take check fraud seriously. Hanratty is divorced, and his daughter and wife live in Chicago. In the end, Carl and Frank Jr. become great friends.
  • Christopher Walken as Frank Abagnale Sr, Frank's father, and a World War II veteran. Frank Sr. loses his wife Paula and most of his wealth after he committed IRS tax evasion. Frank Sr. dies after falling down a staircase in a train station.
  • .
  • Nathalie Baye as Paula Abagnale, Sr.^ Frank W. Abagnale Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a 16-year-old high school student who finds himself emotionally cut adrift when his mother, Paula (Nathalie Baye), leaves his father, Frank Abagnale Sr.
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    ^ NATHALIE BAYE (Paula Abagnale) is one of France’s most distinguished and admired actresses.
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    meets her when she is .18-years old in Montrichard, France during World War II. Six weeks later the couple marries.^ My mother, Paulette Abagnale, is a French-Algerian beauty whom Dad met and married during his World War II army service in Oran.
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    ^ In June 2005, a Mohave County grand jury indicted Jeffs on charges involving the marriage of a 16-year-old girl to a married man.
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    ^ Jeffs has been a fugitive since June 2005, when he was indicted on sex crimes in Arizona for allegedly marrying a 16-year-old girl to an older man.
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    .They divorce when Frank is 15, leaving Paula to marry Jack Barnes.^ In real life, Paula and Frank met when she was 15 and he was 28.
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    ^ He's working for the post office now, and Paula's remarried, to Rotary Club President Jack Barnes.
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    ^ Your mother's married now, to my friend Jack Barnes.
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    .Towards the end of the film, they have a daughter.
  • Amy Adams as Brenda Strong.^ While posing as a doctor, Frank falls in love with Brenda Strong (Amy Adams), a sweet girl working as a candy striper.
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    ^ The film actually begins toward the end of Frank's tale, in some pseduo-flashback.
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    ^ Amy Adams filming locations / movies / bio .
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    Before becoming a nurse in Georgia, Brenda has an abortion. .Her strict Lutheran parents disown her, until they meet Frank Jr.
  • Martin Sheen as Roger Strong, Brenda's father, and Carol's husband.^ Frank meets the girl's father(Martin Sheen in a great cameo), who is estanged from her.
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    ^ When Frank asks Brenda to marry him, he decides to assume a new identity to impress her father, Roger ( Martin Sheen ) -- who happens to be the District Attorney of New Orleans, LA. Catch Me If You Can was based on the autobiography of the real Frank W. Abagnale Jr., who has a cameo in the film and today works on the side of the law as a top consultant on preventing forgery and designing secure checking systems.
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    ^ When Frank asks Brenda to marry him, he decides to assume a new identity to impress her father, Roger (Martin Sheen) -- who happens to be the District Attorney of New Orleans, LA. Catch Me If You Can was based on the autobiography of the real Frank W. Abagnale Jr., who has a cameo in the film and today works on the side of the law as a top consultant on preventing forgery and designing secure checking systems.
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    Roger is a well-recognized district attorney in Louisiana, and is not easily convinced that Frank Jr. graduated from law school. .His alma mater is University of California, Berkeley Law School Boalt Hall.
  • James Brolin as Jack Barnes, an associate of Frank Sr at the New Rochelle, New York Rotary Club.^ He's working for the post office now, and Paula's remarried, to Rotary Club President Jack Barnes.
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    ^ Frank's so set on marriage that he slips back to New York and tracks down Dad to tell him he's getting hitched.
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    ^ Frank didn't go to flight school...Frank didn't go to medical school...Frank didn't go to law school...because Franks still in high school!
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    .Barnes later carries an affair with Paula, leading to the divorce of Frank Jr's parents.
  • Nancy Lenehan as Carol Strong, Brenda's mother and Roger's wife.^ This all leads to a breaking point when Frank's parents decide to get a divorce.
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    ^ Frank W. Abagnale Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a 16-year-old high school student who finds himself emotionally cut adrift when his mother, Paula (Nathalie Baye), leaves his father, Frank Abagnale Sr.
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    ^ The movie tells the story of Frank W. Abignale, Jr. After his father and mother get a divorce he runs away and starts pretending to be a co-pilot, a doctor, a lawyer.
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    When thinking that Frank Jr. is a doctor, lawyer and Lutheran, she is highly ecstatic for her daughter's marriage.

Cameos

Production

.Frank Abagnale sold the film rights to his autobiography in 1980.[1] Producer Michel Shane purchased the film rights in 1990,[2] for Paramount Pictures.^ The film is being produced by Steven Spielberg and Walter F. Parkes ("Gladiator"), with Barry Kemp, Laurie MacDonald, Michel Shane and Tony Romano executive producing.
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^ Catch me if you can Having seen the film of Frank Abagnales life, I was interested to see how much was pure fiction, and how much was truth.
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^ Frank Abagnale Jr. Published 19 months ago by Film King 365 .
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[3] .By December 1997, Barry Kemp purchased the film rights from Shane, bringing the project to DreamWorks, with Jeff Nathanson writing the script.^ The film is being produced by Steven Spielberg and Walter F. Parkes ("Gladiator"), with Barry Kemp, Laurie MacDonald, Michel Shane and Tony Romano executive producing.

^ In fact, the idea of making the film was sold to DreamWorks by Jeff Nathanson, who also wrote the first draft of the script before Spielberg decided to direct.
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^ JEFF NATHANSON (Screenwriter) has worked on a variety of film and television projects over the last ten years.
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[4] .By April 2000, David Fincher was attached to direct over the course of a few months, but dropped out in favor of Panic Room.^ Chorus is hott, of course I'm the kinda guy who always favors it when words are spelled out in the hook.
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.In July 2000, Leonardo DiCaprio had entered discussions to star, with Gore Verbinski to direct.^ Directed by Steven Spielberg , starring Amy Adams , Christopher Walken , Leonardo DiCaprio , Martin Sheen , Nathalie Baye , Tom Hanks ( add more ) .
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^ LEONARDO DICAPRIO (Frank Abagnale) is an Academy Award®-nominated actor, and also the star of the top-grossing movie of all time.
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^ Finally, the Catch Me If You Can script is here for all you fans of the Steven Spielberg movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Christopher Walken.
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[5][6] Steven Spielberg signed on as producer, and filming was set to begin in March 2001.[7][8]
.Verbinski cast James Gandolfini as Carl Hanratty, Ed Harris as Frank Abagnale Sr.^ It tells the true story of Frank Abagnale, Jr., a compulsive young con man and Hanratty, the federal agent who pursues him over many years.
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^ I do know for a fact though that the Carl Hanratty character never quite existed, but rather, is a composite of agents that chased after the real Abagnale.
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^ CHRISTOPHER WALKEN (Frank Abagnale, Sr.
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and Chloe Sevigny as Brenda Strong.[9][10] .Verbinski dropped out because of DiCaprio's commitment on Gangs of New York.^ Somewhat overshadowed by Daniel Day-Lewis and Liam Neeson in Gangs of New York, Leonardo DiCaprio's talents have not been showcased this well since his Academy Award nominated performance in What's Eating Gilbert Grape.
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^ He's an adult here, and, unlike in Gangs of New York , he has the most riveting character.
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^ DiCaprio's performance here is much more enjoyable, varied and convincing than his work in "Gangs Of New York."
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[11] .Lasse Hallström was in negotiations to direct by May 2001, but dropped out in July 2001. At this stage Harris and Sevigny left the film, but Gandolfini was still attached.^ As discreetly, the police handed two stills from the film to a Paris newspaper hoping that their publication would “smoke out” the fugitive.
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^ I think that he's among the MOST clueless of the left about how economics really works (Barney Frank may beat him out).
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[10][12] Spielberg, co-founder of DreamWorks, offered the job of director to Miloš Forman, and considered hiring Cameron Crowe. .This only prompted Spielberg to consider directing the film himself, dropping out of projects such as Big Fish and Memoirs of a Geisha.^ In fact, the idea of making the film was sold to DreamWorks by Jeff Nathanson, who also wrote the first draft of the script before Spielberg decided to direct.
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^ And that's a shame, because the film's stylized breeziness is such a departure for Spielberg that I think people will flock to it just to see him direct a movie without aliens or the crunching violence of war.
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^ "Catch Me If You Can" arguably deals directly with divorce the most out of all Spielberg's films.
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[8][13] Spielberg officially committed to directing in August 2001.[2]
.The original start date was January 2002,[2] but was pushed to February 7 in Los Angeles, California.^ By Chris Ayres in Los Angeles Belfast Telegraph - Belfast, Ireland Originally published July 28, 2005 .
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^ Nathanson graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles, before entering the American Film Institute’s screenwriting program in 1989.
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[14] .Other locations included Burbank, Downey, New York, LA/Ontario International Airport (which doubled for Miami International Airport), Quebec and Montreal.^ Burbank LA location .
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^ JFK International Airport 1 location .
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^ Just a few of the other widely varied location sets included: a Victorian house in Altadena, California, which was used as the Strong family’s New Orleans home; an old Boeing factory in Downey, California, which was used for the offices of the FBI; and the Ambassador Hotel and Union Station, both in Los Angeles.
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[15] The film was shot in 147 different locations in only 52 days. .DiCaprio reflected, "Scenes that we thought would take three days took an afternoon."^ So I thought I would speak to you before I retire for the day.” .
  • Catch me if you can… : Singly Political 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC blogs.hindustantimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Thought this would make the perfect reply to the skeptics so righteous and condescending the other day.
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^ Habbo-Vision Valentine's Day » Shoot Scene Four » Scene Three Is A Wrap!
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[16] .Filming ran from April 25—30 in Park Avenue, just outside the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.^ The most logistically challenging location was in front of the famed Waldorf Astoria Hotel on Park Avenue, right in the middle of busy New York City.
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Production moved to Orange, New Jersey and returned to Brooklyn for bank and courthouse scenes. Shooting also took place at the TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport.[17] Quebec City was chosen for its European character and French feel. A portion of the historic downtown area was modified to resemble Montrichard.[18] Filming ended on May 12 in Montreal.[19]

Fictions

.Despite the various changes from real-life events, Abagnale believed Spielberg was the only filmmaker who "could do this film justice."^ In fact, the idea of making the film was sold to DreamWorks by Jeff Nathanson, who also wrote the first draft of the script before Spielberg decided to direct.
  • Bright Lights Film Journal | Catch Me If You Can 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.brightlightsfilm.com [Source type: Original source]

^ TAGS: ethics , Frank Abagnale , security IT TOPICS: Security If you've read the book or seen the Steven Spielberg movie , Catch Me If You Can , you know who Frank Abagnale is.
  • Behind the scenes: Frank Abagnale of 'Catch Me If You Can' fame talks about the movie - Computerworld Blogs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC blogs.computerworld.com [Source type: General]

^ Catch me if you can Having seen the film of Frank Abagnales life, I was interested to see how much was pure fiction, and how much was truth.
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[20] However, Abagnale had little involvement with the film. .In November 2001, he had "never met nor spoken to Steven Spielberg and I have not read the script.^ The Christmas tree that Steven Spielberg never had.
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^ Finally, the Catch Me If You Can script is here for all you fans of the Steven Spielberg movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Christopher Walken.
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^ Catch Me If You Can Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Steven Spielberg movie Catch Me If You Can Script - Dialogue Transcript .
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I prefer not to. .I understand that they now portray my father in a better light, as he really was.^ They'd better start practicing right now!
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^ She was really upset over the incident and blamed my father for my delinquencies.
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^ I'm telling you, they feel better than real women.
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.Steven Spielberg has told the screenplay writer (Jeff Nathanson) that he wants complete accuracy in the relationships and actual scams that I perpetrated," Abagnale reported.^ In fact, the idea of making the film was sold to DreamWorks by Jeff Nathanson, who also wrote the first draft of the script before Spielberg decided to direct.
  • Bright Lights Film Journal | Catch Me If You Can 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.brightlightsfilm.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Steven Spielberg directed "Catch Me If You Can" from a screenplay by Jeff Nathanson, based on the autobiographical book of the same name by Frank W. Abagnale with Stan Redding.
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^ A key to a good scam, Murphy says, is to target people who’d be so embarrassed by getting reeled in that they may not want to report the scam to authorities.
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  • Catch Me If You Can - Magazine - ABA Journal 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.abajournal.com [Source type: Original source]

."I hope in the end the movie will be entertaining, exciting, funny and bring home an important message about family, childhood and divorce."^ Prior to this exciting experience my family and I headed over to the local movie theater to catch a quick flick.
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^ There’s something redemptive about the end of the movie that suggests that you really can start over.” .
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[20]
.Abagnale never saw his father after he ran away from home.^ In his book, Abagnale is never clear about what happened to his father.
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^ Brenda, I ran away from home a year and a half ago when I was 16.
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^ The real Frank Abagnale never communicated with his father from the time he left home until he returned to the U.S. after spending a year in prison in Europe.
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.Spielberg "wanted to continue to have that connection where Frank kept trying to please his father; by making him proud of him; by seeing him in the uniform, the Pan-American uniform."^ This is his comeback year, and people want to support him for making it past his embarrassing divorce.
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^ It's the rarity of finding all of these qualities in such abundance in one person that make Frank's character so fascinating, and make him one of cinema's most lovable antiheroes.
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^ But it doesn't mean Obama is a Nazi, and frankly, I don't see how it makes him a liar.
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  • The American Spectator : Catch Me If You Can 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC spectator.org [Source type: Original source]

[21] However, Abagnale praised the idea. ."Even though I didn't see my dad again, every night after living a brilliant day and meeting many women, and making much money, I'd come back alone to a hotel room and I would just think of my mom and dad and fantasize about getting them back together again, and cry.^ If Dad forgave me, Mom didn't.
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^ Mom had relented and had agreed to my living with Dad again.
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^ When Mom finally divorced my father, I elected to live with Dad.
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It's the justification of a fantasy."[21]
Abagnale was depicted as an only child in the film. In fact he was one of 4 children.[22]
.Abagnale's mother never remarried nor did she have any more children after her divorce.^ Fun page turner teaches me to be more bold and creative What fascinates me the most is Abagnale's guts to try the things he did.
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[22]
In one scene Frank, Jr. is interviewing college girls to be his stewardesses-in-training, one girl sings John Denver's "Leaving On A Jet Plane" as a part of her interview. .This is anachronistic, because when Frank does this, it's 1966, but the song wasn't released until the next year.^ The real Frank Abagnale never communicated with his father from the time he left home until he returned to the U.S. after spending a year in prison in Europe.
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^ For years now, Warren Jeff's was well known here in Utah and in Arizona, but his story wasn't as well known across the rest of the country until now.
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.Carl Hanratty (portrayed by Tom Hanks) is based on FBI agent Joe Shaye.^ Carl Hanratty, played by Tom Hanks is an FBI agent dealing specifically in fraudulent checks.
  • Catch Me If You Can - A Hollywood Jesus Movie Review 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: General]

^ FBI Agent Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks) had made it his prime mission to capture Frank and bring him to justice, but Frank is always one step ahead of him, baiting him to continue the chase.

^ FBI Agent Carl Hanratty has made it his prime mission to capture him and bring him to justice, however Frank is always one step ahead of Carl, baiting him to continue the chase.
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In the shooting script the character was referred to as Joe Shaye, but was changed to Carl Hanratty for unknown reasons.[23] Abagnale simply escaped from the back of a Boeing 737, not through a toilet. Spielberg "added that for laughs."[21]
.On the flight back from France to the US, Abagnale looks out the window at La Guardia airport and says he recognizes runway 44, which is an impossible runway number.^ A runway numbered 44 is impossible.
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^ "Have a safe flight and please come back to see us."
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^ Factual error : When Frank is arrested in France, Handratty bends over to look at him through the rear window of the police car.
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Runways are numbered by magnetic compass heading without the last digit, so the maximum possible runway number is 36.

Themes

.Catch Me if You Can deals with themes of "broken homes" and "troubled childhoods."^ Abagnale's exploits, described in his fascinating book Catch Me If You Can , 2 were a natural for Hollywood, which is, after all, the historic home of the hustle, the land where image is everything and substance an embarrassment.
  • Bright Lights Film Journal | Catch Me If You Can 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.brightlightsfilm.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Singly Political HT Home / Blogs Home > Singly Political / India / Catch me if you can… Catch me if you can… .
  • Catch me if you can… : Singly Political 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC blogs.hindustantimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Spielberg's parents divorced when he was a teenager, similar to Frank Abagnale's situation.^ Steven Spielberg directed "Catch Me If You Can" from a screenplay by Jeff Nathanson, based on the autobiographical book of the same name by Frank W. Abagnale with Stan Redding.
  • Catch Me If You Can - A Hollywood Jesus Movie Review 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: General]

^ Frank Abagnale, Jr. Leonardo DiCaprio ) adores his parents.

^ More Frank Abagnale, Jr. Leonardo DiCaprio ) adores his parents.

."Some of my films have had to do with broken homes and people on the run from their sad pasts," Spielberg stated.^ I was an impostor, one of the most wanted criminals on four continents, and at the moment I was doing my thing, putting a super hype on some nice people.
  • Catch Me If You Can by Frank Abagnale - eBook - Random House - Read an Excerpt 6 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.randomhouse.com [Source type: General]
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^ I learned this when I started playing hookey from school and running with some loose-end kids from my neighborhood.
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."But there are those strands that got me to say: you know, there's something also about me that I can say through the telling of this kind of lighthearted story."^ Who are you to say something like that?
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^ You know, the kind you get at a stationery store.
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^ I want to tell you something, Marci.
  • Catch Me If You Can Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Steven Spielberg movie 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Carl Hanratty also is divorced from his wife, who lives with their daughter in Chicago.^ Tom Hanks is Agent Carl Hanratty, who looks like one of the Blues Brothers when he's wearing his shades.
  • In 'Catch Me,' the Con Lasts Too Long - WSJ.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

[21] .Spielberg also wanted to create a film that sympathized with a crook (in this case Frank Abagnale).^ Frank Abagnale tells of his adventures living the life of James Bond without the killing, using his wits and charm to get what he wants.
  • Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ The true life story of Frank Abagnale Jr., the youngest man ever to be placed on the FBI's Most Wanted List.
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^ Whatever the inaccuracies, Frank Abagnale, Jr.'s immense intelligence, ambition, and guts are the most striking elements of the film.
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.He explained, "Frank was a 21st century genius working within the innocence of the mid '60s, when people were more trusting than they are now.^ He began writing bad checks knowing people would trust that they were good.

^ Pueblo County, Colo., pulled over a suspicious Ford Excursion and found a lot more than the drunken driver they expected.
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^ Medicare now pays doctors almost 20% below market rates, and hospitals more than 30% below market.
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.I don't think this is the kind of movie where somebody could say, 'I have a career plan.'"^ I understand that you don't care what I think about Obama, but I do ask you to examine something.
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  • The American Spectator : Catch Me If You Can 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC spectator.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And I don't care what you say about your religion and it being a sin...you are prejudice against homosexuals.
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^ I don't think that he's considered the number of people who will be dropped from their employer's insurance because it's more cost-effective to be on any sort of public plan.
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[21] References are made throughout the film to The Flash. Frank has some Flash comics in his room and one of his aliases is "Barry Allen"

Reception

.
"I know that Hollywood has made a number of changes to the story, but I am honored that Steven Spielberg, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks participated in the making of the movie inspired by my life.^ But Spielberg does more than Hollywoodize the story.
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^ The dance numbers are so discombobulated that there's no way of knowing if anyone in the movie can actually dance.
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^ But the film departs so far from Abagnale's life, and corresponds so closely to Spielberg's own, that I'm guessing it was Spielberg who made the changes.
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It is important to understand that it is just a movie, not a biographical documentary."
——Frank Abagnale's reaction to the film[1]
.Game Show Network aired the 1977 episode of To Tell the Truth that featured Frank Abagnale.^ Tell me the truth, Frank.
  • Catch Me If You Can Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Steven Spielberg movie 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It tells the true story of Frank Abagnale, Jr., a compulsive young con man and Hanratty, the federal agent who pursues him over many years.
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^ Catch me if you can Having seen the film of Frank Abagnales life, I was interested to see how much was pure fiction, and how much was truth.
  • Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake: Amazon.co.uk: Stan Redding, Frank Abagnale: Books 6 February 2010 10:40 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

Segments were shown on December 29, 2002 and January 1, 2003 as promotion.[24] .The marketing department was adamant to market the film as "inspired by a true story."^ The uproarious, bestselling true story of the world's most sought-after con man currently in development as a DreamWorks feature film.
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^ Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story .
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This was to avoid such controversies with A Beautiful Mind and The Hurricane which deviated from history.[21] The premiere took place at Westwood, Los Angeles, California on December 18, 2002.[25]
.Catch Me If You Can was released on December 25, 2002, earning slightly above $30 million in 3,225 theaters during its opening weekend.^ Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Catch Me If You Can (2002) .
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^ Tags: Catch Me If You Can (2002) - Trailer .
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^ Other movies linked to [ Show ] Other Movies/TV Shows Linked to Catch Me If You Can 2002 via the locations .
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.The film went on to gross $164.6 million in North America and $187.5 million in foreign countries, coming at a worldwide total of $352.1 million.^ In the space of five years, Frank Abagnale passed $2.5 million in fraudulent checks in every state and 26 foreign countries.
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^ "I had cashed almost $4 million in fraudulent checks "in 26 foreign countries and all 50 states.
  • Catch Me If You Can Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Steven Spielberg movie 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

The film was a financial success, recouping the $52 million budget six times over.[26] .Catch Me If You Can was the eleventh highest grossing film of 2002. Minority Report (also directed by Spielberg) was tenth highest.^ Review by Tracie Cooper Leaving behind the darker implications found in A.I.: Artificial Intelligence and Minority Report , Steven Spielberg brings audiences a highly enjoyable cat-and-mouse escapade in Catch Me if You Can .
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^ The film's only major faults are the palpable slow down in its later half, and a conclusion that, like A.I. and Minority Report , does not seem to end where it should.
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^ In fact, the idea of making the film was sold to DreamWorks by Jeff Nathanson, who also wrote the first draft of the script before Spielberg decided to direct.
  • Bright Lights Film Journal | Catch Me If You Can 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.brightlightsfilm.com [Source type: Original source]

[27] Based on 186 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes, 96% of reviews were positive.[28] The film was more balanced with 40 critics in Rotten Tomatoes's "Top Critics" poll, receiving a 90% approval rating.[29] By comparison Metacritic collected an average score of 76, based on 38 reviews.[30]
Roger Ebert heavily praised DiCaprio's performance, and concluded "This is not a major Spielberg film, although it is an effortlessly watchable one."[31] Mick LaSalle said it was "not Spielberg's best movie, but one of his smoothest and maybe his friendliest. The colorful cinematography, smart performances and brisk tempo suggest a filmmaker subordinating every other impulse to the task of manufacturing pleasure."[32] Stephen Hunter believed DiCaprio shows "the range and ease and cleverness that Martin Scorsese so underutilized in Gangs of New York."[33]
James Berardinelli observed, "Catch Me if You Can never takes itself or its subjects too seriously, and contains more genuinely funny material than about 90% of the so-called 'comedies' found in multiplexes these days." In addition Berardinelli praised John Williams' film score, which he felt was "more intimate and jazzy than his usual material, evoking (intentionally) Henry Mancini."[34] Peter Travers was one of few who gave the film a negative review. Travers considered Catch Me if You Can to be "bogged down over 140 minutes. A film that took off like a hare on speed ends like a winded tortoise." He also disliked Hanks' performance.[35]
.At the 75th Academy Awards, Christopher Walken and John Williams were nominated for Best Supporting Actor and Original Music Score.^ (Christopher Walken) is receiving a lifetime achievement award.
  • Bright Lights Film Journal | Catch Me If You Can 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.brightlightsfilm.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The 2006 Academy Award Nominated Short Films .
  • Weekly Box office For Catch Me If You Can 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.the-movie-times.com [Source type: General]

^ Academy Award Nominated Short Films .
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[36] .Walken won the same category at the 56th British Academy Film Awards, while Williams, costume designer Mary Zophres and screenwriter Jeff Nathanson received nominations.^ In fact, the idea of making the film was sold to DreamWorks by Jeff Nathanson, who also wrote the first draft of the script before Spielberg decided to direct.
  • Bright Lights Film Journal | Catch Me If You Can 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.brightlightsfilm.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The newspaper also won first place in the online breaking news category for its multimedia coverage of the capture of polygamist church leader Warren Jeffs in August 2006.
  • Catch Me if You Can! 6 February 2010 10:40 UTC thehopeorg.org [Source type: News]

^ Debora McCarley, a special agent with the Phoenix office of the FBI, said information has been received that Jeffs is either in Texas or in Bountiful, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Catch Me if You Can! 6 February 2010 10:40 UTC thehopeorg.org [Source type: News]

[37] DiCaprio was nominated the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama.[38] Williams also earned a Grammy Award nomination.[39] .Elements of the film were later parodied in The Simpsons episode Catch 'Em if You Can.^ Catch Me If You Can forms a remarkable counterpoint to perhaps the most famous (certainly the most unendurable) Christmas film in Hollywood history, It's a Wonderful Life .
  • Bright Lights Film Journal | Catch Me If You Can 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.brightlightsfilm.com [Source type: Original source]

[40]

Musical adaptation

References

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  2. ^ a b c Claude Brodesser; Dana Harris (August 21, 2001). "D'Works to play Catch". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117851580. Retrieved 2008-06-30.  
  3. ^ Charles Lyons; Dade Hayes (January 8, 2002). "D'Works sets play date for pricey Catch". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117858155. Retrieved 2008-06-29.  
  4. ^ Dan Cox (December 15, 1997). "TV vet Kemp prepping pix at U, UA, D'Works". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR111775699. Retrieved 2008-06-29.  
  5. ^ Michael Fleming (April 4, 2000). "Noon strikes twice at Spyglass for 3 scribes". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117780175. Retrieved 2008-06-29.  
  6. ^ Claude Brodesser; Charles Lyons (July 31, 2000). "DiCaprio plays Catch". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117784383. Retrieved 2008-06-30.  
  7. ^ Michael Fleming (August 22, 2000). "Fox rocks with Mamas & Papas pic". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117785385. Retrieved 2008-06-30.  
  8. ^ a b Michael Fleming (July 30, 2001). "Dish: Billionaire Reveres films". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117850489. Retrieved 2008-06-30.  
  9. ^ Claude Brodesser; Dana Harris (November 6, 2000). "Inside Move: DiCaprio misses Catch". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117788759. Retrieved 2008-06-30.  
  10. ^ a b Stax (July 6, 2001). "Another Catch for Leo's Next Flick". IGN. http://movies.ign.com/articles/301/301130p1.html. Retrieved 2008-07-01.  
  11. ^ Michael Fleming (February 15, 2001). "Beresford goes home again; Project pulled". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117793762. Retrieved 2008-06-30.  
  12. ^ Charles Lyons; Dana Harris (May 22, 2001). "Hallstrom plays Catch". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117799905. Retrieved 2008-06-30.  
  13. ^ Claude Brodesser; Cathy Dunkley (August 5, 2001). "IEG, DiCaprio Gang up". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117850751. Retrieved 2008-06-30.  
  14. ^ Army Archerd (February 11, 2002). "Kudos to Opening Ceremonies". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117860556. Retrieved 2008-06-30.  
  15. ^ Army Archerd (April 2, 2002). "Tonight Show employees get anni bonus". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117864812. Retrieved 2008-06-30.  
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  17. ^ Army Archerd (April 30, 2002). "Who will fill Frank Sinatra's shoes?". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117866260. Retrieved 2008-07-01.  
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  19. ^ Army Archerd (May 14, 2002). "Sierra Madre inspires Spider-Man helmer". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117866934. Retrieved 2008-07-01.  
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  22. ^ a b Source: speech by Frank Abagnale in New York June 24th 2009
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  24. ^ Josef Adalian (December 10, 2002). "Inside Move: Net game for movie link". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117877261. Retrieved 2008-06-30.  
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  35. ^ Peter Travers (January 2, 2003). "Catch Me if You Can". Rolling Stone. http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/movie/5947725/review/5947726/catch_me_if_you_can. Retrieved 2008-07-03.  
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  40. ^ "Catch 'Em if You Can". Matthew Nastuk, Ian Maxtone-Graham. The Simpsons. 2004-04-25. No. 331, season 15.
  41. ^ Hetrick, Adam.Broadway-Aimed "Catch Me If You Can Ends Seattle Premiere Run Aug. 16",playbill.com, August 16, 2009

Further reading

  • Catch Me If You Can: The Amazing True Story of the Youngest and Most Daring Con Man in the History of Fun and Profit (ISBN 0060529717) by Frank Abagnale Jr. and Stan Redding

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Quotes

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It has been suggested that Frank Abagnale#Catch Me if You Can (Movie) be merged into this article or section.^ Get the latest photos, news, and more In the 1960s, Frank W. Abagnale Jr. These were grand schemes -- audacious, hilarious, and remarkable -- and Steven Spielberg's Catch Me if You Can almost lives up to them.
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^ From three-time Oscar winning director Steven Spielberg, "Catch Me If You Can" follows Frank W. Abagnale, Jr. Joel Siegel of "Good Morning America" declares, "Movies don't get much more fun than this!"
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^ Like American conman Frank William Abagnale Jr, whose life story is portrayed in the movie Catch Me If You Can, Harris assumed false identities.
  • 'Catch me if you can' thief sentenced 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC news.ninemsn.com.au [Source type: News]

(Discuss)
.Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks set in the 1960s loosely based on the life of con artist Frank Abagnale Jr.^ The film is based on the story as told by the real Frank Abagnale.
  • Catch Me If You Can …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Faulkner's exploits mirrored those of American serial con man Frank Abagnale Jr, who was played by Leonardo DiCaprio, in the 2002 film Catch Me If You Can.
  • Catch Me If You Can con man jailed after 40 years - Telegraph 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Frank Abagnale was possibly the world's most talented con artist.
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.Directed by Steven Spielberg.^ The movie is expertly directed by Steven Spielberg, arguably the best director there is.
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^ Rest assured, If it weren’t for Steven Spielberg’s overbearing, matter-of-fact direction I may actually have been able to conjure up an emotion just now .
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^ Steven Spielberg directed 'Catch Me If You Can,' from a screenplay by Jeff Nathanson, based on the autobiographical book of the same name by Frank W. Abagnale with Stan Redding.
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Written by Jeff Nathanson from the book by Frank Abagnale Jr. and Stan Redding.
The true story of a real fake. (taglines)

Contents

Frank Abagnale Jr.

  • You're gonna have to catch me first!
  • Ah, people only know what you tell them, Carl.
  • An honest man has nothing to fear and I am trying not to be afraid of anything

Frank Abagnale Sr.

.
  • Two little mice fell in a bucket of cream.^ Frank Abagnale Sr: "Two little mice fell in a bucket of cream.
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    ^ "Two little mice fell in a bucket of cream.
    • #45 "Catch Me if You Can" ... are you one of the mice? - N. Jordan - Open Salon 6 February 2010 10:40 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Two little mice fell in a bucket of cream.
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    .The first mouse quickly gave up and drowned.^ The first mouse quickly gave up and drowned.
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    • #45 "Catch Me if You Can" ... are you one of the mice? - N. Jordan - Open Salon 6 February 2010 10:40 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ One mouse gives up and drowns, the other struggles and thereby churns the milk into butter, from which it can climb out.
    • Catch Me If You Can - Movie-Vault.com: Movie Reviews & Community 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.movie-vault.com [Source type: General]

    .The second mouse, wouldn't quit.^ The second mouse, wouldn't quit.
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    .He struggled so hard that eventually he churned that cream into butter and crawled out.^ He struggled so hard that eventually he churned that cream into butter and crawled out.
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    • #45 "Catch Me if You Can" ... are you one of the mice? - N. Jordan - Open Salon 6 February 2010 10:40 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I'll churn Butter out of C by JAGUART .
    • CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Heading To Broadway, Too'! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The first mouse quickly gave up and drowned, but the second mouse, he struggled so hard that he eventually churned that cream into butter and he walked out.
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    Gentlemen, as of this moment, I am that second mouse.
  • To da moon!!

Brenda Strong

  • You're not a Lutheran?

Carl Hanratty

  • For the last six months, he's gone to Harvard and Berkeley. I'm betting he can get a passport.
  • Knock knock. Go fuck yourself.

Dialogue

Mr. Strong: Frank, would you like to say grace? ...Unless you're not comfortable.
.Frank Abagnale, Jr.: Absolutely.^ Frank Abagnale, Jr.: Absolutely.
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^ Though this doesn't stop him from the pursuit, it does affect the outcome when Frank W. Abagnale, Jr. .

^ The Book: Catch Me If You Can , by Frank W. Abagnale, Jr. Stan Redding, Grosset & Dunlap: New York (1980).
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.Two little mice fell into a bucket of cream.^ "Two little mice fell in a bucket of cream.
  • #45 "Catch Me if You Can" ... are you one of the mice? - N. Jordan - Open Salon 6 February 2010 10:40 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]

^ Two little mice fell in a bucket of cream.
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^ Two mice fell in a bucket of cream, Frank.
  • Catch Me If You Can Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Steven Spielberg movie 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.The first mouse quickly gave up and drowned, but the second mouse, he struggled so hard that he eventually churned that cream into butter and he walked out.^ He struggled so hard that eventually he churned that cream into butter and crawled out.
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^ One mouse gives up and drowns, the other struggles and thereby churns the milk into butter, from which it can climb out.
  • Catch Me If You Can - Movie-Vault.com: Movie Reviews & Community 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.movie-vault.com [Source type: General]

^ The first mouse quickly gave up and drowned but the second mouse, he struggled so hard that he eventually churned that cream into butter and he walked out.
  • Catch Me If You Can Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Steven Spielberg movie 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Amen.
Mrs. Strong: Oh, that was beautiful. .The mouse, he churned that cream into butter.^ So, did the mouse churn that cream into butter and walk out?
  • #45 "Catch Me if You Can" ... are you one of the mice? - N. Jordan - Open Salon 6 February 2010 10:40 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]

^ The mouse, he churned that cream into butter.
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^ The first mouse quickly gave up and drowned, but the second mouse, he struggled so hard that he eventually churned that cream into butter and he walked out.
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Tagline

  • The true story of a real fake.

Cast

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Catch Me if You Can is a 1980 book by Frank Abagnale. It talks about the four years that Abagnale was a con artist. Abagnale sold the rights to make a movie before writing the book. He wrote the book with a person named Stan Redding. The movie Catch Me If You Can was released in 2002.



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