Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Written by: Jeff Nathanson (screenplay), Frank Abagnale Jr. (book) and Stan Redding (book)
Produced by: Barry Kemp
Other cast: Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Amy Adams, Jennifer Garner, Ellen Pompeo
Release date: December 25, 2002
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Running time: 2h 21min
An FBI agent tracks down and catches a young con artist who successfully impersonated an airline pilot, doctor, assistant attorney general and history professor, cashing more than $2.5 million in fraudulent checks in 26 countries.
Catch Me If You Can:
The Amazing True Story of the most daring con man in the history of fun and profit.
Frank Abagnale Jr is one slick mastermind in check fraud, his amazing ability to portray a Pan Am and TWA Co-Pilot, A Pediatrician, A Lawyer, A Sociology teacher are truly astonishing.
His love for women can in no doubt refer him somewhat as a player, but despite that his adventures from city to city amaze me. Frank Abagnale’s personality is loved by all that he meets even I personally would have loved him despite his deceit and wild ways. His love for style and glamor shine through him as an impersonator. As the story leads on to the final chase I find myself not wanting to put the book down as Frank is tracked down by the police. It is a great book and I highly recommend this to anyone who likes adventure and seeks what its like to be someone your not. He certainly did have talent in forgery and he did his homework. He did confess to a woman named Rosalie that shocked me but his need for understanding I could understand cause you cannot always keep a secret that I do know.
My Overall Rating: A+
Reason for rating: You learn through this book that even a con man can teach you a few things.
1. You learn about checks, things I never knew.
2. I never really paid attention to the numbers on checks and how they are routed.
1. Catch Me If You Can
2. The Float
3. Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra
4. Recollections (The Father’s Theme)
5. The Airport Scene
6. The Girl From Ipanema -Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto
7. Learning The Ropes
8. Father And Son
9. Embraceable You – Judy Garland
10. The Flash Comics Clue
12. The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole
13. A Broken Home
14. Doctor, Lawyer, Lutheran
15. The Look Of Love – Dusty Springfield
16. Catch Me If You Can
Not on the Cd:
Don’t rain on my parade
Frank Abagnale’s Website