PG-13 | | Biography, Crime, Drama
Barely 21 yet, Frank is a skilled forger who has passed as a doctor, lawyer and pilot. FBI agent Carl becomes obsessed with tracking down the con man, who only revels in the pursuit.
Tony Curtis compared his role of Ferdinand Waldo DeMarra in The Great Impostor (1960) to this film. DeMarra was also a real life impostor who impersonated many real people in various professions, including a doctor, who performed real operations on board a Canadian naval vessel in the Korean War.
taking into account the gravity of these crimes, your history of bold and elusive behavior, and your complete lack of respect for the laws of the United States. I have no choice but to ignore your request to be treated as a minor, and sentence you ...
It is sunny at poolside at the Tropicana in L.A., with young ladies sunbathing. When Abagnale is almost caught in his motel room, he points to the "perp" being escorted to the car by "another Secret Service man." The streets are clearly wet, and the car is covered with raindrops. (See trivia.)
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.
$30,053,627 29 December 2002
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