Set in the 1960s, this exhilarating biographical crime drama is based on the life of Frank Abagnale, who, before his 19th birthday, successfully performed cons worth millions of dollars using ingenious ways of defrauding people.
As an impressionable teenager growing up in New Rochelle, he idolizes his father, who gets into trouble with the IRS. When his parents separate, Frank runs away to Manhattan with $25 in his checking account, vowing to regain dad's losses and get his parents back together.
When he runs out of money, he begins posing as a Pan American World Airways pilot, a Georgia doctor, and a Louisiana parish prosecutor, gaining people's trust and defrauding them. Almost from the beginning of this life of crime, he's been pursued by a dour FBI agent, Carl Hanratty. How long will Frank succeed in outrunning Carl? What ingenious tactics will Frank use to con people?
Did you know?
The Aston Martin DB5 that was seen in the movie was sourced by Autosport Designs, Inc. of Huntington Station, New York, a specialist exotic car dealership. Dreamworks contacted Autosport Designs and asked if they could supply a silver DB5. However they did not have one in stock and instead contacted a customer and arranged for his car to be used. The car is the same make and model used in the movie Goldfinger (1964), one of Steven Spielberg's personal favorite films. Read More