Catch Me If You Can
Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 American biographical crime film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, with Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, and Nathalie Baye in supporting roles. It is based on the life of Frank Abagnale, who, before his 19th birthday, successfully performed cons worth millions of dollars. The ending credits reveal that Frank is real and has been married and has three sons.
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Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 American biographical crime film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Jeff Nathanson. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, with Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, and Nathalie Baye in supporting roles. It is based on the life of Frank Abagnale, who, before his 19th birthday, successfully performed cons worth millions of dollars by posing as a Pan American World Airways pilot, a Georgia doctor and a Louisiana parish prosecutor. Development for the film began in 1980 but dragged on until 1997, when Spielberg’s DreamWorks bought the film rights. Filming took place from February to May 2002, and the film opened on December 25, 2002 to critical and commercial success. At the 75th Academy Awards, Christopher walken and John Williams were nominated for Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Score, respectively. The ending credits reveal that Frank is real and has been married and has three sons, lives in the Midwest, and has maintained a friendship with Carl Hanratty, the FBI agent who first caught him in check forgers. He now earns millions as a bank security expert, has helped apprehend numerous counterfeiters and has designed a security system to secure bank checks. He is married to a woman named Brenda, and they have a young daughter, who he has raised with his ex-wife, who is a hospital worker. He has a son with a woman he met on the street, and a daughter with another woman, who has a young son with another man.
He lives in New Rochelle, New York with his father, Paula, and French mother, Paula. Frank runs away when his parents divorce, and turns to confidence scams to survive and his cons grow bolder. He impersonates an airline pilot and forges Pan Am payroll checks. Soon, his forgeries are worth millions and he is sentenced to 12 years in a maximum security prison. He escapes before Carl realizes that he was fooled. Frank is taken to a French prison, but almost dies two years later due to the poor conditions. Frank surrenders after seeing his mother moved on with her life and has aYoung daughter. Frank then re-assumes his identity as aPan Am pilot and stages a false recruiting drive for stewardesses at a local college. He conceals himself from Carl and the other agents walking through the Miami airport with the stewardess and escapes on a flight to Madrid, Spain. One weekend he is intercepted by Carl who wants Frank to return to the FBI on Monday. On Monday, Frank grows nervous when Frank has not yet arrived at the office. However, Frank eventually shows up and they discuss their next case. Frank shows up at the FBI office and says he has been working for the FBI for 26 years and has built up a reputation as an expert in bank security. The FBI is impressed and allows Frank to serve the remainder of his sentence working for a bank fraud unit. Frank eventually leaves the FBI and returns to New York.