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 book upon which this film was based had been out of print for several years. A new edition was published to coincide with the release of the film. The final chapter of the book was removed from this edition because it conflicted with the ending written for the movie.
Well, would you like to hear me tell a joke?
Earl Amdursky: Yeah. Yeah, we'd love to hear a joke from you.
Carl Hanratty: Knock knock.
Earl Amdursky: Who's there?
Carl Hanratty: Go fuck yourselves.
Carl wouldn't have been able to travel to France to arrest Frank, he could've just transferred the case to the DST which stands for Département de la Sûreté and they are the equivalent of the American FBI.
During the first thirty seconds of the credits we hear the FBI typewriters.
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)