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.
According to the real Frank Abagnale, Jr., approximately eighty percent of the book is true. The writers combined story lines from the book and several characters were merged together.
There's impressions on every line... looks like the original amount was for $60...
Frank Abagnale, Jr.: Mind if I take a look?
Carl Hanratty: Cashed in Flagstaff a week ago. Cost the bank $16,000.
Frank Abagnale, Jr.: It's a real check.
Carl Hanratty: Yeah. Yeah, it's been washed. The only thing original is the ...
Frank Abagnale, Jr.: But ...
When Hanratty is briefing fellow FBI agents about check routing, the first US map has many geographical errors: Kansas City is where Omaha should be, St. Louis is in middle of Missouri, and Boston is in Maine. When the same map is shown again, the cities are correctly located, and the map shading scheme has changed.
For Bruce Paltrow
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)