History Film / CatchMeIfYouCan

5th Sep '16 7:34:49 AM erforce
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* {{Pastiche}}: John Williams' credit tune as well as the accompanying animation are a ShoutOut to ''ThePinkPanther''.

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* {{Pastiche}}: John Williams' credit tune as well as the accompanying animation are a ShoutOut to ''ThePinkPanther''.''Film/ThePinkPanther1963''.
12th Aug '16 4:22:48 PM ShorinBJ
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** When Carl brings his boss to see Frank in prison, they give him some samples of checks to test his ability to spot fakes. He barely glances at the first one before setting it aside and saying it's a fake. Carl's boss protests that he didn't even look at it, and Frank rattles off a resume of everything that's wrong with the check that disqualifies it from being real.



* SherlockScan: When Carl brings his boss to see Frank in prison, they give him some samples of checks to test his ability to spot fakes. He barely glances at the first one before setting it aside and saying it's a fake. Carl's boss protests that he didn't even look at it, and Frank rattles off a resume of everything that's wrong with the check that disqualifies it from being real.
12th Aug '16 4:21:29 PM ShorinBJ
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* SherlockScan: When Carl brings his boss to see Frank in prison, they give him some samples of checks to test his ability to spot fakes. He barely glances at the first one before setting it aside and saying it's a fake. Carl's boss protests that he didn't even look at it, and Frank rattles off a resume of everything that's wrong with the check that disqualifies it from being real.
12th Aug '16 4:10:13 PM ShorinBJ
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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.

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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.cavalier. 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.
12th Aug '16 4:06:36 AM axle-k89
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** Frank turns into a huge ''Film/JamesBond'' fan at the height of his pulling off his Pan Am pilot con game. (At one point early in his career, Spielberg wanted to direct a Bond movie). He even watches part of the hotel scene of ''Film/Goldfinger'' at one point.

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** Frank turns into a huge ''Film/JamesBond'' fan at the height of his pulling off his Pan Am pilot con game. (At one point early in his career, Spielberg wanted to direct a Bond movie). He even watches part of the hotel scene of ''Film/Goldfinger'' ''Goldfinger'' at one point.
12th Aug '16 4:05:47 AM axle-k89
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** Frank turns into a huge ''Film/JamesBond'' fan at the height of his pulling off his Pan Am pilot con game. (At one point early in his career, Spielberg wanted to direct a Bond movie).

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** Frank turns into a huge ''Film/JamesBond'' fan at the height of his pulling off his Pan Am pilot con game. (At one point early in his career, Spielberg wanted to direct a Bond movie). He even watches part of the hotel scene of ''Film/Goldfinger'' at one point.
12th Aug '16 4:03:46 AM axle-k89
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** Before that, when Frank fools Carl into letting him go, Carl realises he's been duped after looking through the wallet, then throws it across the room, yelling "Oh, ''goddamn it!''"
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?
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