PG-13 | | Biography, Crime, Drama
A seasoned FBI agent pursues Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully forged millions of dollars' worth of checks while posing as a Pan Am pilot, a doctor, and a legal prosecutor.
The Aston Martin DB5 that was seen in the movie was sourced by Autosport Designs, Inc. of Huntington Station, New York, a specialist exotic car dealership. DreamWorks contacted Autosport Designs and asked if they could supply a silver DB5. However they did not have one in stock and instead contacted a customer and arranged for his car to be used. The car is the same make and model used in the movie Goldfinger (1964), one of Steven Spielberg's personal favorite films.
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Since his release from prison in 1974, Frank has helped the FBI capture some of the world's elusive check forgers and counterfeiters, and is considered one of the world's foremost authorities on bank fraud and forgery.
When Frank walks through Miami International Airport surrounded by newly recruited Pan Am stewardesses, the stewardesses are wearing their hats and emblems incorrectly because they didn't know better and neither did Frank, the FBI agents and other law enforcement officers wouldn't know the difference either because they were distracted by the beauty of each stewardess which was Frank's intention from the beginning.
In the closing credits, Brian Howe is listed as playing "Tom Fox" and Frank John Hughes is listed as playing "Earl Amdursky". However in the film, Howe played Amdursky and Hughes played Fox. However, this was corrected for the DVD release.
In the French language version of the film, Frank teaches his high school Spanish class instead of French.
$30,082,000 (USA) (29 December 2002)