History Film / CatchMeIfYouCan

11th Jul '16 11:30:06 AM LtFedora
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: What happened to those eight girls that Frank picked for the "Pan Am internship"?
10th Jul '16 12:44:04 AM freesefan
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* AnachronicOrder: The film skips around quite a bit. The movie starts near the end, with Agent Hanratty coming to interview Frank in a brutal French prison. It then skips back to the beginning to show how Frank got started on a life of crime, while sometimes skipping back to the end as Carl is extraditing Frank back to the United States.

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* AnachronicOrder: The film skips around quite a bit. The movie starts near with a clip of a reformed Frank on "To Tell the end, Truth", then skips back several years to a sequence with Agent Hanratty coming to interview Frank in a brutal French prison. It then skips back several more years to the beginning to show how start the main narrative about Frank got started on a and his life of crime, while sometimes skipping back to crime. As the end as main plot unspools the film periodically skips forward to show Carl is extraditing bringing Frank back to the United States.
10th Jul '16 12:41:38 AM freesefan
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Frank Abagnale Jr. is a teenaged boy in 1960s New York whose humdrum life is disturbed when his father goes bankrupt and his parents divorce. Frank, who already showed a talent for mimicry, embarks on a new life as a teenaged con artist. He managed to pass himself off as an airline pilot, a doctor and a lawyer while he was still too young to drink. It stars Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio, as Frank Jr., Creator/TomHanks as FBI agent Carl Hanratty, who is chasing Frank, and Creator/ChristopherWalken as Frank Sr. Creator/AmyAdams had one of her first big film roles as a young volunteer nurse who gets engaged to Frank.

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Frank Abagnale Jr. is a teenaged boy in 1960s New York whose humdrum life is disturbed when his father goes bankrupt and his parents divorce. Frank, who already showed a talent for mimicry, embarks on a new life as a teenaged con artist. He managed to pass himself off as an airline pilot, a doctor and a lawyer while he was still too young to drink. It stars Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio, as Frank Jr., Creator/TomHanks as FBI agent Carl Hanratty, who is chasing Frank, and Creator/ChristopherWalken as Frank Sr.

Creator/AmyAdams had one of her first big film roles as a young volunteer nurse who gets engaged to Frank. Creator/ElizabethBanks also has one of her first big film roles, as a bank teller whom Frank pumps for info about banks handle checks. Creator/JenniferGarner appears in one scene as a HighClassCallGirl who is conned by Frank.



* HighClassCallGirl: Frank meets one in a hotel, enjoys a night of sex, and then not only gives her a fake check but scams her into giving him $400 change for the fake check.



* TroubledButCute: Well, he's played by LeonardoDiCaprio, isn't he?

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* TroubledButCute: Well, he's played by LeonardoDiCaprio, Leonardo [=DiCaprio=], isn't he?
10th Jul '16 12:36:16 AM freesefan
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Frank Abagnale Jr. is a teenaged boy in 1960s New York whose humdrum life is disturbed when his father goes bankrupt and his parents divorce. Frank, who already showed a talent for mimicry, embarks on a new life as a teenaged con artist. He managed to pass himself off as an airline pilot, a doctor and a lawyer while he was still too young to drink. It stars Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio, as Frank Jr., Creator/TomHanks as FBI agent Carl Hanratty, who is chasing Frank, and Creator/ChristopherWalken as Frank Sr. BasedOnATrueStory, and the real Frank Abagnale Jr. was on hand as a consultant and was enthusiastic about its production.

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Frank Abagnale Jr. is a teenaged boy in 1960s New York whose humdrum life is disturbed when his father goes bankrupt and his parents divorce. Frank, who already showed a talent for mimicry, embarks on a new life as a teenaged con artist. He managed to pass himself off as an airline pilot, a doctor and a lawyer while he was still too young to drink. It stars Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio, as Frank Jr., Creator/TomHanks as FBI agent Carl Hanratty, who is chasing Frank, and Creator/ChristopherWalken as Frank Sr. Creator/AmyAdams had one of her first big film roles as a young volunteer nurse who gets engaged to Frank.

BasedOnATrueStory, and the real Frank Abagnale Jr. was on hand as a consultant and was enthusiastic about its production.



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%%* AnachronicOrder* AnachronicOrder: The film skips around quite a bit. The movie starts near the end, with Agent Hanratty coming to interview Frank in a brutal French prison. It then skips back to the beginning to show how Frank got started on a life of crime, while sometimes skipping back to the end as Carl is extraditing Frank back to the United States.



* AnimatedCreditsOpening: and one that evokes the classic work from TheSixties of SaulBass!

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* AnimatedCreditsOpening: and one that evokes the classic work from TheSixties of SaulBass!Creator/SaulBass!



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%%* BriefcaseFullOfMoney* BriefcaseFullOfMoney: Frank has one, which he has to hurriedly pack when he's fleeing from his fiancee's family's home right before Agent Hanratty shows up.



%%* TheCon

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%%* TheCon* TheCon: Many, as Frank is constantly assuming fake identities in order to scam people out of money and perks and to pass bad checks.



** He didn't escape from the plane they way they show it in the film. For one thing the septic tank on aeroplanes rarely detours into the luggage area. In his memoir Frank claims to have done exactly that (escaped out an aeroplane toilet). Of course, his memoir was VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory as well. In the memoir, he had flown back to the United States on a Vickers [=VC10=]; the toilet unit lifts out, so he could have escaped.
*** As it turns out, the VC-10 episode was a fabrication, either by Abagnale or Stan Redding: ''The entire system is sealed,'' says Skip Jones of the Aerospace Industries Association. ''No matter what happens in there, you can't get into the rest of the airplane.'' Payloads Systems engineer Alan Anderson says plane bidets are mounted atop 100-pound-plus tanks, and that even if Abagnale were able to undo the system in silence, he'd have to crawl through a drainage pipe that's four inches in diameter. ''A person would have to be pretty small, and it would be messy,'' says Anderson.

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** He didn't escape from the plane they way they show it in the film. For one thing the septic tank on aeroplanes rarely detours into the luggage area. In his That scene is based on the real Frank's memoir Frank in which he claims to have done exactly that (escaped out an aeroplane toilet). Of course, toilet), but his memoir was VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory as well. In the memoir, he had flown back well, as it simply is not possible to the United States on a Vickers [=VC10=]; the climb out of an airplane toilet unit lifts out, so he could have escaped.
*** As it turns out, the VC-10 episode was a fabrication, either by Abagnale or Stan Redding: ''The entire system is sealed,'' says Skip Jones of the Aerospace Industries Association. ''No matter what happens
in there, you can't get into the rest of the airplane.'' Payloads Systems engineer Alan Anderson says plane bidets are mounted atop 100-pound-plus tanks, and that even if Abagnale were able to undo the system in silence, he'd have to crawl through a drainage pipe that's four inches in diameter. ''A person would have to be pretty small, and it would be messy,'' says Anderson.way.
10th Jul '16 12:22:19 AM freesefan
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''Catch Me If You Can'' is a 2002 Creator/StevenSpielberg film based on the life of the teenage con artist Frank Abagnale Jr. who managed to pass himself off as an airline pilot, a doctor and a lawyer while he was still too young to drink. It stars Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio, Creator/TomHanks and Creator/ChristopherWalken. BasedOnATrueStory, and the real Frank Abagnale Jr. was on hand as a consultant and was enthusiastic about its production.

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''Catch Me If You Can'' is a 2002 Creator/StevenSpielberg film based on the life of the teenage con artist Frank Abagnale Jr.

Frank Abagnale
Jr. is a teenaged boy in 1960s New York whose humdrum life is disturbed when his father goes bankrupt and his parents divorce. Frank, who already showed a talent for mimicry, embarks on a new life as a teenaged con artist. He managed to pass himself off as an airline pilot, a doctor and a lawyer while he was still too young to drink. It stars Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio, as Frank Jr., Creator/TomHanks as FBI agent Carl Hanratty, who is chasing Frank, and Creator/ChristopherWalken.Creator/ChristopherWalken as Frank Sr. BasedOnATrueStory, and the real Frank Abagnale Jr. was on hand as a consultant and was enthusiastic about its production.
19th Jun '16 4:03:37 PM CynicalBastardo
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* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: Carl walks through a hotel with his gun up, finger on the trigger, and even sweeps it across a civilian. Other agents are similarly cavilier. This is, of course, set before many modern firearms practices were even established. In fact, most of the agents don't even use both hands (Carl does use the modern Weaver stance a few times, which was developed in the 50s but not common until the 70s).

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* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: Carl walks through a hotel with his gun up, finger on the trigger, and even sweeps it across a civilian. Other agents are similarly cavilier. This is, of course, set before many modern firearms practices were even established. In fact, most of the agents don't even use both hands (Carl does use the modern Weaver stance a few times, which was developed in the 50s but not common until the 70s). Carl is also apparently a DeskJockey who doesn't use his service weapon much, as his hand is seen shaking when he searches through the hotel.
14th May '16 10:54:21 PM JulianLapostat
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* GenreThrowback: The film deliberately apes the late 50s and early 60s sophisticated thriller and crime movie, especially ''Topkapi'', the orignal ''Ocean's Eleven'', ''Film/{{Charade}}'' and many Creator/AlfredHitchcock movies. The title screens are done in the style of Saul Bass and the Pink Panther movies, and the score by John Williams is a {{Homage}} to Henry Mancini.
14th May '16 6:49:13 PM wittylibrarian
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** Hanratty [[spoiler: cons Frank into handcuffing himself into custody, bluffing that the French police were lying in wait ready to shoot if Frank did not come out captured. Frank actually sees through Carl's ruse at first -- even sniffing out Carl having someone call the factory to keep the charade that the police chief was outside -- but is eventually persuaded by Carl. When they get outside to an empty street, Frank compliments Hanratty on fooling him.]]

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** Hanratty [[spoiler: cons Frank into handcuffing himself into custody, bluffing that the French police were lying in wait ready to shoot if Frank did not come out captured. Frank actually sees through Carl's ruse at first -- even sniffing out Carl having someone call the factory to keep the charade that the police chief was outside -- but is eventually persuaded by Carl. When they get outside to an empty street, Frank compliments Hanratty on fooling him. Subverted in that police cars do swarm in immediately afterward, clearly waiting to see Hanratty holding him in custody.]]



* CriminalMindGames: Played with, as Frank calls Hanratty yearly at Christmas; not to taunt him, but because of crushing loneliness. Also inverted as Hanratty actually uses these calls to taunt him about eventually catching up to him ("I'm getting close, aren't I?")

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* CriminalMindGames: Played with, as Frank calls Hanratty yearly at Christmas; not to taunt him, but because of crushing loneliness. Also inverted as Hanratty actually uses these calls to taunt him ''him'' about eventually catching up to him ("I'm getting close, aren't I?")
21st Mar '16 10:23:27 PM HarryLovesHermione
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** Hanratty [[spoiler: cons Frank into handcuffing himself into custody, bluffing that the French police were lying in wait ready to shoot if Frank did not come out in custody. Frank actually sees through Carl's ruse at first -- even sniffing out Carl having someone call the factory to keep the charade that the police chief was outside -- but is eventually persuaded by Carl. When they get outside to an empty street, Frank compliments Hanratty on fooling him.]]

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** Hanratty [[spoiler: cons Frank into handcuffing himself into custody, bluffing that the French police were lying in wait ready to shoot if Frank did not come out in custody.captured. Frank actually sees through Carl's ruse at first -- even sniffing out Carl having someone call the factory to keep the charade that the police chief was outside -- but is eventually persuaded by Carl. When they get outside to an empty street, Frank compliments Hanratty on fooling him.]]
21st Mar '16 10:22:57 PM HarryLovesHermione
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** Hanratty [[spoiler: cons Frank into handcuffing himself into custody, bluffing that the French police were lying in wait ready to shoot if Frank did not come out in custody. Frank actually sees through Carl's ruse at first -- even sniffing out Carl having someone call the factory to keep the charade that the police chief was outside -- but is eventually persuaded by Carl. When they get outside to an empty street, Frank compliments Hanratty on fooling him.]]
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