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Catch Me if You Can

True story about a teenage conman who cashed fake cheques worth over 2.5 million dollars while disguised as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer.


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APPLAUSE Thank you very much, and welcome to "To Tell The Truth".

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Our first guest -

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he's made a career out of being

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the most outrageous impostor that we've ever come across on this show,

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and you're going to see what I mean.

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Number one - what is your name, please?

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My name is Frank William Abagnale.

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Number two? MY name is Frank William Abagnale.

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Number three? MY name is Frank William Abagnale.

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ANNOUNCER: From 1964 to 1967,

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I successfully impersonated an airline pilot for Pan Am Airways,

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and I flew over two million miles for free.

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During that time,

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I was also the chief resident paediatrician at a Georgia hospital

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and an assistant attorney-general for the state of Louisiana.

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By the time I was caught,

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I was considered the youngest and most daring conman in US history.

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I had cashed almost $4 million in fraudulent cheques

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in 26 foreign countries and all 50 states.

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And I did it all before my 19th birthday.

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My name is Frank William Abagnale.

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APPLAUSE

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So, for the first time he's going to have to tell the truth

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and we're going to start our questioning with Kitty.

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Thank you.

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Number one, why, with all your talent -

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and you're obviously a very bright fellow -

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why didn't you go in for a legitimate profession?

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It was really a question of dollars and cents.

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When I was a young man I needed the money,

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and I thought this list of careers was the easiest way to get it.

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I see.

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Number two, I find this all very fascinating.

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Who was it that finally caught you? His name was Carl Hanratty.

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STRONG FRENCH ACCENT: Rattle?

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ALL IMITATE: Rattle? Hanratty!

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ALL: Rattle! Hanratty!

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SLOWLY: I...am... Carl Hanratty.

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OK? The FBI from the United States of America.

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ALL: Oui. Oui.

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I have orders to see the American prisoner Abagnale.

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ALL ARGUE IN FRENCH

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You sit here.

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You do not open the door.

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You do not pass him anything through the hole.

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SPEAKS FRENCH

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COUGHING

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Oh, Jesus.

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COUGHS VIOLENTLY

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THUNDER RUMBLES, WATER DRIPS

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COUGHING

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You know, I got a little bit of a cold myself.

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COUGHS AND RETCHES

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Frank, I'm here to read the articles of extradition

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according to the European Court for Human Rights.

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Article 1. "Extradition shall be Granted in respect of all offences

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"punishable under laws of deprivation of liberty and a detention order

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"for the maximum period of at least one year of a severe penalty."

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Help me.

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Frank, stop it.

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Help me.

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You don't think you actually can fool me, do you?

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COUGHS VIOLENTLY

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16 pages to go. Stay with me.

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Article 2.

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READS RAPIDLY: "If the request For extradition includes..."

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CONTINUES READING RAPIDLY

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Frank.

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Frank?

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Goldsmith!

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Get me a doctor in here!

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I need a doctor! Yes.

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Doctor, now!

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Don't sweat it, Frank. We're going to get you right to a doctor.

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MEN SPEAK IN FRENCH

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Frank, if you can hear me, don't worry -

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I'm going to take you home in the morning.

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Home in the morning, Frank.

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What are you doing?

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Washing off the lice.

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This man has to be on a plane for America. He has to see a doctor.

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The doctor comes in tomorrow.

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I have worked too long, too hard for you to take this away from me.

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If he dies, I'm holding you responsible.

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Monsieur!

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ALL EXCLAIM IN FRENCH

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Oh, Frank.

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ALARM SOUNDS ALL CHEER:

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COUGHS VIOLENTLY

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PRISONERS CHEER AND WHISTLE

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OK, Carl.

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Let's go home.

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MAN: The New Rochelle Rotary Club

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Has a history that goes back to 1919.

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In all those years, we've only seen a handful of deserving gentlemen

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inducted as lifetime members.

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It's an honour that has seen

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57 names enshrined on the wall of honour,

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and tonight we make it 58.

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So, please stand as I present my very good friend -

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a man who keeps our pencils sharp... and our pens in ink.

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Frank William Abagnale!

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I stand here humbled by the presence of Mayor Robert Wagner.

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And our club president, Jack Barnes.

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APPLAUSE

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Most of all, I'm honoured to see my loving wife, Paula...

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..and my son, Frank Jr..

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Frank. Go on, show 'em who you are.

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..sitting in the front row. SCATTERED LAUGHTER

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Two little mice fell in a bucket of cream.

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The first mouse quickly gave up and drowned.

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The second mouse wouldn't quit.

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He struggled so hard that eventually he churned that cream into butter

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and crawled out.

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Gentlemen, as of this moment, I am that second mouse.

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MUSIC: "Embraceable You" by Judy Garland

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PAULA: You're a better dancer than your father, Frankie.

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You hear that, Daddy? FRANK SR: Like fun!

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The girls don't know what they're in for.

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Show him the dance you were doing when we met.

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Oh, who can remember?

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The people in that little French village

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were so happy to see Americans.

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They decided to put on a show for us.

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So, they crammed... Yeah, we know the story, Daddy.

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..into that tiny social hall,

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and the first person to walk onstage is your mother,

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and she starts to dance.

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You know, it had been months since we'd even seen a woman.

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Here's this blonde angel.

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Blonde bombshell. GIGGLES

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And the men are literally holding their breath.

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Holding their breath for you.

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You hear that? LAUGHS

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And I turned to my buddies and I said...

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"I will not leave France without her."

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And I didn't.

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You didn't.

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I didn't.

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Oh! Oh, shit, the rug.

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Oh, Mom. I can't believe I did that.

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No, no, it's nothing, it's nothing.

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Oh, Frankie! Frankie, get a towel. Yeah.

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Come on!

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Dance with me, Paula.

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SIGHS AND GIGGLES

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Whenever I dance for you I get in trouble.

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Oh!

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Frank, wake up! Come on, let's go!

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Get up! Come on, come on!

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Frank, wake up.

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SLEEPILY: Dad.

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You don't have to go to school today. It's OK.

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Why? Is it snowing?

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Do you have a black suit?

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Oh, I overslept again, huh?

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We have a very important meeting in the city.

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Here, eat that. Come on, come on!

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FRANK SR: Ma'am, open up! Just open up, please!

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FRANK JR: Ma'am!

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Oh, gosh!

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We don't open for half an hour. Open the door, please.

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Just open the door. It's important.

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I'm sorry - we don't open for half an hour.

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What's your name, ma'am? Darcy.

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Darcy. That's a pretty name.

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I'm in a bit of a fix. I need a suit for my kid. This is my son, Frank.

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Oh, hi. He needs a black suit.

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Black suit? There was a death in the family.

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My father - 85 years old, war hero. Yeah?

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There's a funeral this afternoon, military funeral.

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Planes flying overhead, 21-gun salute.

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Jeez.

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Frank needs to borrow a suit for a couple of hours.

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I'm sorry. We don't loan suits and we're not open.

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Darcy. Darcy, please, come back. SHE SIGHS

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Darcy, is this yours?

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I just found it in the parking lot.

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Uh-huh.

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It must have slipped right off your neck.

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TYRES SCREECH

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FRANK SR: Don't hit the kerb!

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Now, get out, walk around the back and hold the door open for me.

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All right. What's next?

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OK, stop grinning.

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When I get inside, you go back to the front seat and wait.

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Even if a cop comes and writes you a ticket,

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you don't move the car, understood?

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Dad, what's all this for?

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You know why the Yankees always win, Frank?

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Cos they have Mickey Mantle?

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No, it's cos the other teams

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can't stop staring at those damn pinstripes.

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Watch this.

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The manager of Chase Manhattan Bank

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is about to open the door for your father.

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Mr Abagnale, we don't usually loan money

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to people who have unresolved business with the IRS.

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That's a misunderstanding. I hired the wrong guy to do my books.

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A mistake - anybody could make it.

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I just need you guys to help me weather the storm.

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Sir, you're being investigated by the government for tax fraud.

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My store is a landmark in New Rochelle.

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I have customers all over New York.

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Well, you're not a customer at Chase Manhattan. We don't know you.

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I'm sure your bank in New Rochelle, they know you.

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They can help you out. My bank went out of business.

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Banks like this one put them out of business.

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Now, I know I made a mistake -

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I admit that - but these people want blood.

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They want my store. They've threatened to put me in jail.

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This is America, right? I'm not a criminal.

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I'm a Medal of Honour winner,

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a lifetime member of the New Rochelle Rotary Club.

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All I'm asking is for you to help me beat these guys.

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It's not a question of winning and losing. It's a question of risk.

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You're the largest bank in the world.

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Where's the f...?

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Where's the risk?

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Dad, how could you just let 'em take our car like that?

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He didn't take anything. We took HIM.

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He overpaid by $500.

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Come on, Frank. Let's return the suit.

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SHE SOBS

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This place is good.

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It's small, but, you know, it's going to be a lot less work,

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a lot less work for you.

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Hey, Dad.

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Hi.

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Where's your mother?

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I don't know.

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She said something about going to look for a job.

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What's she going to be - a shoe salesman at a centipede farm?

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What are you doing?

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You want some pancakes?

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For dinner, on my son's 16th birthday?

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We're not going to eat pancakes!

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Why are you looking at me like that? You thought I'd forgotten?

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I didn't think you forgot.

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I opened a chequing account in your name.

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I put $25 in the account so you can buy whatever you want.

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Don't tell your mother. I won't.

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Thanks, Dad.

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Didn't the bank turn you down for a loan, though?

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Yes, they all turned me down.

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Then why are you opening a banking account?

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Because one day you'll want something from these people - a house, a car.

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They have all the money.

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There's 50 cheques there, Frank, which means from this day on...

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..you're in their little club.

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I'm in their little club.

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You got that, you got it all.

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It's even got my name there, huh?

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To the moon.

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To the moon!

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To the moon.

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BELLS CHIME

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See that? It's just a school. No different than Westburn.

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Ma, you said you were going to quit.

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Frankie, you don't have to wear the uniform here.

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Why don't you take off your jacket?

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I'm used to it.

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Excuse me. Oh, yes?

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Do you know where room 17 French is?

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Yeah, it's...

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BOTH SNIGGER

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BELL RINGS

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You selling encyclopaedias?

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Yeah, he looks like a substitute teacher.

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GIRLS GIGGLE NOISILY Quiet down, people!

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My name is Mr Abagnale.

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That's A-big-nail -

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not A-big-nah-lee, not A-big-naily,

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but ABAGNALE.

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Will somebody please tell me where you left off in your textbooks?

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Excuse me, people - if I need to ask again,

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I'm going to write up the entire class! Take your seats!

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Chapter seven.

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Will you please open your textbooks to chapter eight

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and we'll get started.

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Excuse me - what's your name? Brad.

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Brad, why don't you get up here in front of the class here

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and read conversation number five.

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READS BADLY IN FRENCH

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ALL LAUGH

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They sent for me. They said they needed a sub for Roberta.

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I came all the way from Dixon.

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Well, I always sub for Roberta.

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Excuse me - why aren't you reading?

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BRAD CONTINUES READING

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I'll never come back to Bellamy Jefferson again.

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You tell them not to call me!

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What - do they think it's easy for a woman my age?

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And all the money that it costs to travel!

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I tell you, they don't give a damn!

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Mr and Mrs Abagnale, this is not a question of your son's attendance.

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I regret to inform you that for the past week,

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Frank has been teaching Mrs Glasser's French class.

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He what?

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Your son has been pretending to be a substitute teacher -

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lecturing the students, giving out homework.

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Mrs Glasser has been ill and there was some confusion with the real sub.

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Your son held a teacher-parent conference yesterday

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and was planning a class field trip

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to a French bread factory in Trenton.

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Do you see the problem we have?

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Mrs Davenport, I have a note to miss fifth and sixth period today.

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Doctor's appointment. One moment. I'll be right with you.

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(Hey.)

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(You should fold it.) What?

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That note. It's a fake, right? You should fold it.

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It's a note from my mom. I have a doctor's appointment.

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Yeah, but there's no crease in the paper.

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When your mom hands you a note to miss school,

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the first thing you do is you fold it and you put it in your pocket.

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I mean, if it's real, where's the crease?

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BELL RINGS

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Oh, Frankie.

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Ma, I'm home! ROMANTIC MUSIC PLAYS

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You remember that girl Joanna I was telling you about?

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I asked her out today.

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I think we're going to go to the junior prom.

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NEEDLE SCRATCHES RECORD Ma, is this my driver's licence?

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That's all there is - two bedrooms.

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Oh, Frankie.

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You remember Dad's friend?

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Jack Barnes. From the club.

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Hello. He came by looking for your father.

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I was giving him a tour of the apartment.

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It's very, er...er, spacious, Paula.

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Dad's at the store.

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So, Frank...

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you're getting to look more like your old man every day.

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Thanks for the sandwich, Paula.

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I'll see you later, huh? Wait.

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Is this yours?

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Oh.

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Well, thanks, Frank. That's the president's pin.

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I'd be in deep trouble if I lost that.

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I'll see you all later, huh?

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Are you hungry, Frankie?

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I'll make you a sandwich.

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Jack wanted to talk business with your father.

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He thinks we should get a lawyer and sue the government.

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It is not legal, what they're doing to us.

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Why aren't you saying anything?

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You're not going to tell him, are you?

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No.

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That's right. There's nothing to tell.

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I'm going out for a few hours

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to visit some old friends from the tennis club

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and when I get home, we'll all have dinner together, right?

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But you won't say anything, because it's...it's just silly, isn't it?

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How could we sue anybody?

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Oh...

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do you need some money, Frankie?

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A few dollars to buy some...record albums?

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Here. Take $5.

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Oh. $10.

0:24:340:24:35

You promised you were going to quit.

0:24:410:24:43

Ma, I'm home.

0:25:020:25:03

DOOR OPENS

0:25:130:25:15

Hey, hey!

0:25:170:25:19

Look, you - you stay away from her, you hear me?

0:25:190:25:21

I don't know who you are, but if you ever come back here again...

0:25:210:25:23

Frank! Frank! Frank, calm down, will you? I'm Dick Kesner.

0:25:230:25:27

Now, I want you to leave your things here,

0:25:270:25:29

follow me into the next room, OK?

0:25:290:25:30

They're all waiting for you.

0:25:300:25:32

PAULA: You don't have to be scared.

0:25:360:25:37

I'm right here, Frank. I'll always be here.

0:25:370:25:40

But there are laws. Everything in this country has to be legal.

0:25:400:25:44

So what we need to do is make some decisions.

0:25:440:25:47

That's what Mr Kesner is here for.

0:25:470:25:48

Many times these decisions are left up to the courts,

0:25:480:25:51

but that can be very expensive, Frank,

0:25:510:25:52

people fighting over their children. Nobody's fighting.

0:25:520:25:55

Look at me, Frank. Nobody's fighting.

0:25:550:25:58

SPEAKS FRENCH

0:25:580:26:00

SHE REPLIES IN FRENCH

0:26:000:26:03

Dad, what's going on?

0:26:030:26:04

Do you remember your grandma, Eve? She arrived this morning.

0:26:060:26:10

Bonjour. Hello.

0:26:100:26:12

SPEAKS FRENCH

0:26:120:26:14

Allez, Maman.

0:26:180:26:19

Do you understand what we're saying to you, Frank?

0:26:210:26:24

Your father and I... are getting a divorce.

0:26:250:26:29

SPEAKS FRENCH

0:26:290:26:32

Nothing's going to change. We're still going to see each other.

0:26:320:26:34

Oh, stop it, please, Frank. Don't interrupt.

0:26:340:26:36

Frank, you don't have to read all of this.

0:26:360:26:38

Most of it's for your parents - boring adult business -

0:26:380:26:40

but this paragraph right here, this IS important,

0:26:400:26:43

because it states who you are going to live with...

0:26:430:26:46

after the divorce.

0:26:460:26:49

Whose custody you will be in.

0:26:490:26:50

And there's a blank space right here.

0:26:500:26:53

MUTTERS IN FRENCH

0:26:530:26:55

Now, I want you to go into the kitchen, sit at the table,

0:26:550:26:57

and put a name down.

0:26:570:26:59

You can take as long as you want,

0:26:590:27:00

but when you come back into this room,

0:27:000:27:02

I want to see a name on that line.

0:27:020:27:04

Frank, just write down a name.

0:27:040:27:07

This will all be over. It's going to be OK.

0:27:070:27:10

What name?

0:27:100:27:11

Your mother or your father.

0:27:110:27:13

Just put the name there - it's as simple as that.

0:27:130:27:16

And don't look so scared. It's not a test.

0:27:160:27:19

There's no wrong answer.

0:27:190:27:21

Hi.

0:27:330:27:36

One ticket to Grand Central, please.

0:27:360:27:37

That'll be $3.50, sir.

0:27:370:27:39

Is it OK if I write you a cheque?

0:27:410:27:43

Carl, when do I get to call my father?

0:27:480:27:51

You can call him when we get to New York.

0:27:510:27:54

We leave for the airport in seven hours.

0:27:540:27:57

Until then, just sit there. Be quiet.

0:27:570:28:00

You know, Carl, on the other side of the hotel they got suites that face the park.

0:28:000:28:05

It's the best room the FBI can afford.

0:28:060:28:09

That's OK. I've stayed in worse.

0:28:120:28:14

Mr Mertrick. Mr Mertrick, please! You have to listen to me!

0:28:140:28:17

I don't want to hear your stories. This is two cheques that bounced.

0:28:170:28:20

You know how much trouble I'm in.

0:28:200:28:22

No, but listen. I'll telling you, the bank, THEY made the mistake.

0:28:220:28:24

I'll write you another cheque right now.

0:28:240:28:26

What - do I look like I was born yesterday?

0:28:260:28:28

Look, it's midnight, Mr Mertrick.

0:28:280:28:30

Where am I going to go?!

0:28:300:28:31

You're a goddamn kid. Go HOME.

0:28:310:28:34

I mean, I hope you understand.

0:29:200:29:21

My boss sent me to Brooklyn, then Queens.

0:29:210:29:23

Now he wants me in Long Island

0:29:230:29:24

to take a few clients out for a night on the town.

0:29:240:29:27

I'm sorry, but we're not allowed to cash cheques from other banks.

0:29:270:29:31

How would we know if they're any good?

0:29:310:29:32

What did you say your name was?

0:29:320:29:34

Ashley. Ashley.

0:29:340:29:36

You know what I found on the sidewalk out there?

0:29:360:29:38

Must have slipped right off your neck.

0:29:430:29:45

Is there something I can help you with, son?

0:29:490:29:53

Well, you see, it's my grandmother's birthday next week

0:29:530:29:55

and I wanna get her something extra special.

0:29:550:29:58

Please? I mean, it's my midterm next week and my books were stolen.

0:29:580:30:00

COUGHS AND SPLUTTERS

0:30:000:30:03

Please, it's just $5. No-one would have to know.

0:30:030:30:05

I'm sorry, BUT we are not allowed to take cheques

0:30:050:30:09

from people we don't know.

0:30:090:30:12

ALL LAUGH

0:30:390:30:41

Pleasure to have you back, Captain Carlson.

0:30:510:30:53

What do you think, Angelo? The tomatoes are ripe this afternoon!

0:30:530:30:56

What have we here? May I have your autograph?

0:31:040:31:06

You betcha! Can I have your autograph too?

0:31:060:31:08

You wanna be a pilot? Mm-hm.

0:31:080:31:09

All right, there you go. Work hard in school.

0:31:090:31:12

FRANK JR: Dear Dad, I have decided To become an airline pilot.

0:31:120:31:16

I have applied to all the big airlines

0:31:160:31:18

and I have several promising interviews lined up.

0:31:180:31:21

How's Mom? Have you called her lately?

0:31:210:31:24

Love, your son, Frank.

0:31:240:31:27

Hello.

0:31:300:31:32

I'm Frank Black from Monroe High School,

0:31:320:31:34

and I have an appointment with Mr Morgan.

0:31:340:31:37

You're the young man who's writing the article for the school paper.

0:31:370:31:40

Yes, ma'am, that's me.

0:31:400:31:41

I wanna know everything about being a pilot.

0:31:410:31:43

What airports does Pan Am fly to?

0:31:430:31:45

What does a pilot make in a year, and who tells them where they're going to fly to?

0:31:450:31:49

Whoa. Let's take 'em one at a time.

0:31:490:31:50

All right - what does it mean when one pilot says to another pilot,

0:31:500:31:53

"What kind of equipment are you on?"

0:31:530:31:55

They basically wanna know what kind of aircraft you're flying -

0:31:550:31:57

is it a DC8, 707, Constellation...

0:31:570:31:59

And what about those ID badges that I've seen pilots wear?

0:31:590:32:01

Every pilot has to have two things with him at all times -

0:32:010:32:04

one is his airline personnel badge,

0:32:040:32:06

looks just like this one here from Pan Am,

0:32:060:32:07

the other one is their FAA licence, and that looks just like this.

0:32:070:32:12

Oh!

0:32:130:32:15

Do you think I can make a copy of this to put into my article?

0:32:150:32:18

Well, Frank, you can have that one. It's three years expired.

0:32:180:32:21

Oh, thanks. And what about your ID badge?

0:32:210:32:23

Do you have an extra one I could borrow?

0:32:230:32:24

No, I can't help you there.

0:32:240:32:26

Those are special order from Polaroid.

0:32:260:32:28

The only way to get one of those is to become a real live pilot

0:32:280:32:30

for Pan American Airways.

0:32:300:32:32

'Pan Am. May I help you?'

0:32:360:32:38

Yeah, hello. I'm calling about a uniform.

0:32:380:32:40

'Hold for purchasing.' Thank you.

0:32:400:32:42

'Purchasing.'

0:32:420:32:44

I'm a co-pilot based out of San Francisco,

0:32:440:32:46

I flew a flight into New York last night,

0:32:460:32:49

but the problem is I'm headed out to Paris in three hours.

0:32:490:32:51

How can we help you?

0:32:510:32:53

I sent my uniform to be cleaned through the hotel,

0:32:530:32:56

and I... I guess they must have lost it.

0:32:560:32:59

'They lost a uniform. Happens all the time.

0:32:590:33:01

'Go down to the Well Built Uniform Company at 9th and Broadway -

0:33:010:33:04

'they're our uniform supplier.

0:33:040:33:05

'I'll tell Mr Rosen you're coming.'

0:33:050:33:07

You look too young to be a pilot.

0:33:070:33:09

I'm a co-pilot.

0:33:090:33:11

Why so nervous?

0:33:110:33:13

How'd you feel if you lost your uniform first week on the job?

0:33:130:33:17

Relax.

0:33:170:33:18

Pan Am's got lots of uniforms. It's going to be $164.

0:33:180:33:23

Great. I'll write you a cheque.

0:33:230:33:25

Sorry. No cheques. No cash.

0:33:250:33:27

You'll have to fill in your employee ID number and then I'll bill Pan Am.

0:33:270:33:31

They'll take it out of your next pay cheque.

0:33:310:33:33

Even better.

0:33:350:33:36

FRANK JR: Dear Dad,

0:33:380:33:40

you always told me that an honest man has nothing to fear,

0:33:400:33:43

so I'm trying my best not to be afraid.

0:33:430:33:45

I'm sorry I ran away, but you don't have to worry.

0:33:450:33:48

I'm going to get it all back now, Daddy. I promise.

0:33:480:33:52

I'm going to get it all back.

0:33:520:33:53

Are you a real live pilot? I sure am, little lady.

0:33:590:34:02

And what's your name? Celine.

0:34:020:34:04

Celine, it's a pleasure to meet you.

0:34:040:34:06

It's a pleasure to meet you too!

0:34:060:34:08

That's $50, $70, $80, $90, $100.

0:34:120:34:17

You have yourself a great time in Paris.

0:34:170:34:20

I always do.

0:34:200:34:21

Excuse me.

0:34:210:34:23

I'm John Marticker. I manage this branch.

0:34:250:34:26

I want to thank you for coming in and using our institution.

0:34:260:34:29

Well, it's a pleasure to meet you, John. I'll be back again. Good.

0:34:290:34:32

Have you stayed with us before?

0:34:320:34:34

Uh, no. I've been primarily based on the west coast.

0:34:340:34:38

Is it all right if I write you a cheque for the room?

0:34:380:34:40

No problem, sir. Great.

0:34:400:34:42

Uh, I was also wondering if I could write you a personal cheque?

0:34:500:34:54

For airline personnel we cash personal cheques up to $100.

0:34:540:34:57

Payroll cheques we cash up to $300.

0:34:570:34:59

Did you say $300 for a payroll cheque?

0:35:010:35:03

TYPEWRITER CLACKS

0:35:030:35:06

FRANK JR: Dear Dad,

0:35:080:35:09

I've decided to become a pilot for Pan American Airways,

0:35:090:35:13

the most trusted name in the skies.

0:35:130:35:15

They've accepted me into their training programme

0:35:150:35:18

and told me that if I work hard I should earn my wings real soon.

0:35:180:35:21

Please get in touch with Joanna Carlton from the 10th grade.

0:35:210:35:25

Tell her I'm sorry that I could not take her to the junior prom.

0:35:250:35:28

Love, your son, Frank.

0:35:280:35:30

Hello. How are you? Fine, thank you.

0:36:070:36:09

I have a payroll cheque here I'd like to cash.

0:36:090:36:11

Certainly. Thank you.

0:36:110:36:13

Uh, excuse me - I'm sure you hear this all the time,

0:36:130:36:18

but you have the most beautiful eyes I have ever seen.

0:36:180:36:23

I DO get that all the time.

0:36:230:36:25

How would you like it?

0:36:250:36:28

Oh, I'm sorry, sir.

0:36:420:36:44

We won't have any cash until the banks open in an hour.

0:36:440:36:46

But I'm sure they can cash your cheque at the airport.

0:36:460:36:50

The airport? Who cashes cheques at the airport?

0:36:500:36:53

Well, the airlines, sir.

0:36:530:36:55

They've always taken care of their own.

0:36:550:36:58

Hello. Hi. Are you deadheading?

0:37:060:37:08

What? Are you my deadhead to Miami?

0:37:080:37:12

Yes, yes. SHE LAUGHS

0:37:150:37:16

Yeah, I'm a deadhead. Here you go.

0:37:160:37:19

You're a little late, but the jump seat is open.

0:37:190:37:22

You know, it's been a while since I've done this.

0:37:240:37:26

Which one's the jump seat again?

0:37:260:37:28

Have a nice flight.

0:37:300:37:32

Are you my deadhead?

0:37:320:37:35

Frank, Captain Oliver. John Larkin, the co-pilot.

0:37:360:37:39

Hello. Fred Tully, flight engineer.

0:37:390:37:41

Frank Taylor, Pan Am. Thanks for giving me a lift, boys.

0:37:410:37:44

Go ahead and take a seat, Frank. We're about to push.

0:37:440:37:46

What kind of equipment you on - DC8?

0:37:460:37:49

707.

0:37:490:37:51

You turning around on the red-eye?

0:37:510:37:52

I'm jumping puddles for the next few months,

0:37:520:37:55

trying to earn my keep running leapfrogs for the weak and weary.

0:37:550:37:58

No shame in that. We all did it.

0:37:580:38:01

Have a seat. Thank you.

0:38:070:38:09

Would you like a drink after take-off?

0:38:100:38:13

Milk?

0:38:130:38:15

LARKIN: 80 knots. OLIVER: Check.

0:38:150:38:18

V-1. Rotate.

0:38:180:38:20

V-2. Positive lift.

0:38:200:38:23

Gear up.

0:38:230:38:25

FRANK JR: Dear Dad, Today was graduation.

0:38:250:38:28

I am now a co-pilot earning $1,400 a month plus benefits.

0:38:280:38:33

And the best part is they tell me my family can fly for free.

0:38:330:38:37

So tell Mom to pack her bags and buy a new swimsuit,

0:38:370:38:40

because I'm taking us all to Hawaii for Christmas.

0:38:400:38:42

I love you, Dad.

0:38:420:38:44

Aloha. Frank.

0:38:440:38:47

Hello, deadhead. Hello.

0:38:470:38:49

Enjoying your free ride?

0:38:490:38:51

Marci, did you drop this?

0:38:560:39:00

Must have slipped right off your neck.

0:39:040:39:05

No.

0:39:050:39:07

No!

0:39:070:39:09

No.

0:39:090:39:11

MARCI GASPS: Yes! Yes! Yes!

0:39:110:39:14

Yes!

0:39:140:39:16

Yes! CRASH

0:39:160:39:19

Why are you stopping?

0:39:210:39:23

I wanna tell you something, Marci.

0:39:240:39:26

This is by far the best date I have ever been on.

0:39:290:39:35

Welcome to Miami Mutual Bank. How may I help you?

0:40:050:40:08

My name is Frank Taylor. I'm a co-pilot for Pan Am.

0:40:080:40:12

I'd like to cash this cheque here and then...

0:40:120:40:14

I'd like to take you out for a steak dinner.

0:40:140:40:17

And then we feed the cheques into the MICR machine,

0:40:270:40:29

which uses special ink to encode the account numbers on the cheques.

0:40:290:40:32

And where are these numbers?

0:40:340:40:35

They're, um...right here.

0:40:350:40:39

Right there. See?

0:40:390:40:41

They're called the routing numbers.

0:40:440:40:47

So, where do the cheques get routed to?

0:40:470:40:49

You know, I don't exactly know. Nobody ever asked me that before.

0:40:490:40:52

Next item up for bid is also from the Jersey Central Bank foreclosure.

0:40:540:40:57

This is a MICR encoder - a machine used to encode bank cheques.

0:40:570:41:00

Do I have an opening bid?

0:41:000:41:02

HANRATTY: Our unknown subject is a paperhanger who started working on the east coast.

0:41:020:41:05

In the last few weeks, this unsub has developed a new form of cheque fraud which I'm calling 'the float'.

0:41:050:41:10

What he's doing is, he's opening chequing accounts at various banks

0:41:100:41:13

and then changing the MICR ink routing numbers at the bottom of those cheques. Next slide, please.

0:41:130:41:18

Next slide, please.

0:41:180:41:20

The remote thing is broken, you might have to do it by hand.

0:41:200:41:24

You've gotta... Try the...

0:41:240:41:26

Agent Molen, it should be the square button just there by the side.

0:41:260:41:29

That's a bad carousel you got here.

0:41:290:41:32

Thank you, Agent Molen. You've got to move it manually.

0:41:320:41:34

This is a map of the 12 banks of the US Federal Reserve.

0:41:340:41:38

Slide.

0:41:380:41:39

MICR scanners at every bank read these numbers

0:41:390:41:42

at the bottom of a cheque. Slide.

0:41:420:41:44

And then ship that cheque off to its corresponding branch.

0:41:440:41:47

Carl, for those of us who are unfamiliar with bank fraud,

0:41:470:41:50

do you mind telling us what the hell you're talking about?

0:41:500:41:54

The east coast branches are numbered 01 to 06,

0:41:540:41:57

the central branches are 07, 08, so on, so forth.

0:41:570:42:00

Do you mean those numbers on the bottom of a cheque mean something?

0:42:000:42:03

All of this was in the report I filed two days ago.

0:42:030:42:07

If you change a 02 to a 12

0:42:070:42:10

that means that cheque which was cashed in New York

0:42:100:42:12

does not go to the New York federal branch

0:42:120:42:15

but it is rerouted all the way to the San Francisco federal branch.

0:42:150:42:18

The bank doesn't even know the cheque has bounced for two weeks,

0:42:180:42:20

which means our unsub can stay in one place,

0:42:200:42:23

paper the same city over and over again while these cheques circle the country.

0:42:230:42:26

You know, you want to talk to my wife -

0:42:260:42:29

she's the one that balances the chequebook at our house.

0:42:290:42:32

LAUGHTER

0:42:320:42:34

Next slide.

0:42:370:42:38

Daddy. Jesus. Jesus.

0:42:440:42:47

My son the bird man. That's some uniform, Frank.

0:42:480:42:51

What do you think?

0:42:510:42:53

Nice. Sit down.

0:42:530:42:55

Dad... Daddy, have you gotten the postcards?

0:42:590:43:01

Of course. This fork is ice-cold.

0:43:010:43:04

No, no. Dad, that's a chilled salad fork.

0:43:040:43:07

(It's a fancy restaurant, you know?)

0:43:070:43:10

Here...I got you something.

0:43:160:43:20

What's that?

0:43:200:43:21

Open it.

0:43:210:43:23

You know what those are, right?

0:43:270:43:30

Those are the keys to a 1965 Cadillac DeVille convertible - brand-new, Dad.

0:43:300:43:36

Red, with white interior,

0:43:360:43:38

split seats, air-conditioning, the works.

0:43:380:43:42

You're giving me a Cadillac? I'm giving you a Cadillac.

0:43:420:43:46

Dad, she's parked downstairs.

0:43:460:43:48

When we're done eating lunch, why not drive on over to Mom's house,

0:43:480:43:51

pick her up, take a little joy-ride?

0:43:510:43:53

Do you know what would happen if the IRS found out

0:43:530:43:56

I was driving around in a new coupe?

0:43:560:43:58

I took the train here, Frank. I'm taking the train home.

0:44:000:44:03

All right.

0:44:060:44:07

I have plenty of money.

0:44:140:44:16

You know, if you ever, ever need anything...

0:44:160:44:18

You worried...about me?

0:44:180:44:21

No, I'm not... I'm not worried.

0:44:210:44:24

You think I can't buy my own car?

0:44:240:44:26

Two mice fell in a bucket of cream, Frank - which one am I?

0:44:260:44:31

You're that second mouse.

0:44:320:44:34

I went by the store today...

0:44:340:44:37

I had to close the store for a while.

0:44:390:44:41

It's all about timing, Frank.

0:44:410:44:43

The goddamn government knows that - they hate you when you're down.

0:44:430:44:46

I wasn't going to let them take it from me,

0:44:460:44:48

so I just shut the doors myself, called their bluff.

0:44:480:44:51

Sooner or later, they'll forget about me.

0:44:560:44:59

I understand. I...

0:44:590:45:00

Have you told Ma?

0:45:020:45:03

She's so stubborn. Your mother...

0:45:060:45:09

Don't worry. I'm not going to let her go without a fight.

0:45:120:45:15

I've been fighting for us s...

0:45:150:45:17

Dad?

0:45:190:45:21

..since the day we met.

0:45:230:45:26

Daddy, out of all those men,

0:45:260:45:29

you were the one that took her home, remember that?

0:45:290:45:31

200 men sitting in that tiny social hall watching her dance.

0:45:310:45:36

What was the name of that town?

0:45:390:45:40

Montrichard, Dad.

0:45:400:45:43

I didn't speak a word of French and six weeks later she was my...

0:45:430:45:47

She's your wife.

0:45:500:45:52

My son bought me a Cadillac today. I think that calls for a toast.

0:45:540:45:58

To the best damn pilot in the sky.

0:46:080:46:10

It's not what you think. I'm just a co-pilot.

0:46:110:46:14

You see these people staring at you?

0:46:160:46:18

These are the most powerful people in New York City

0:46:220:46:25

and they keep peeking over their shoulders wondering where you're going tonight.

0:46:250:46:30

Where are you going, Frank?

0:46:300:46:32

Dad, nobody's staring at me.

0:46:320:46:34

Someplace exotic?

0:46:340:46:35

Just tell me where you're going.

0:46:380:46:39

Los An... Hollywood.

0:46:430:46:45

Hollywood?

0:46:450:46:46

(The rest of us really are suckers.)

0:46:520:46:55

So, I got on this red dress and these high heels, right,

0:47:010:47:04

and I got a bra, like, out here, OK?

0:47:040:47:05

I'm chasing these two Puerto Rican guys through the park.

0:47:050:47:09

They got a suitcase filled with bank robbery loot.

0:47:090:47:12

OK, I'm screaming out, "FBI! Freeze!" And I'm reaching for my gun,

0:47:120:47:14

but I can't find it in the bra, it's so damn big.

0:47:140:47:17

I thought I was going to shoot my tits off.

0:47:170:47:19

You know, that's a funny story - people always laugh at that story.

0:47:210:47:24

Let me ask you a question, Mr Amdursky -

0:47:240:47:26

if you were having so much fun undercover,

0:47:260:47:28

why did you transfer to bank fraud?

0:47:280:47:30

I didn't transfer, I was censured and reassigned.

0:47:300:47:33

It's like being punished - I was punished. I screwed up in the field.

0:47:330:47:37

And you, Mr Fox? Were you punished for screwing up in the field?

0:47:370:47:41

Oh, no, no, I've never worked in the field before.

0:47:410:47:43

I audited background investigations

0:47:430:47:45

of Department of Justice clerical applicants.

0:47:450:47:48

Well, that's just great.

0:47:480:47:49

I ask for a team and they drag the bottom of the Pacific.

0:47:490:47:51

Mind if I ask you a question, Agent Hanratty?

0:47:510:47:54

How come you're so serious all the time?

0:47:540:47:56

Does it bother you, Mr Amdursky?

0:47:560:47:58

Yeah. Yeah, it does bother me.

0:47:580:48:00

Does it bother you, Mr Fox? A little, I guess.

0:48:000:48:04

Well, would you like to hear me tell a joke?

0:48:040:48:07

Yeah. Yeah, we'd love to hear a joke from you.

0:48:090:48:12

Knock, knock. Who's there?

0:48:140:48:16

Go flog yourselves. TURNS RADIO UP

0:48:170:48:21

MUSIC: "Girl From Ipanema"

0:48:280:48:31

MAN: He cashed three cheques, they all cleared.

0:48:330:48:36

I was going to deposit this one today.

0:48:360:48:39

I don't want any trouble.

0:48:390:48:42

No trouble.

0:48:430:48:45

No trouble at all.

0:48:450:48:46

We'll take this cheque and be on our way. Thank you.

0:48:460:48:49

Good. Because I don't want my customers harassed.

0:48:490:48:52

What are you saying? Is he still here?

0:48:540:48:57

201.

0:48:570:48:59

Thank you.

0:49:000:49:02

A corner here. Oh, thanks, Son.

0:49:030:49:05

Some steps. Steps.

0:49:070:49:08

Hey, Mr Murphy, how are ya? Is that Frank?

0:49:120:49:15

Yeah, it's Frank. Hey, Frank. How are you?

0:49:150:49:17

How's the knee? Come on, I'll race you right now.

0:49:170:49:19

HE LAUGHS Take care.

0:49:190:49:21

OK, Frank.

0:49:210:49:23

Come on, Carl, this guy's a pen-and-ink man -

0:49:230:49:25

a goddamn paperhanger.

0:49:250:49:26

He doesn't carry a gun. Why can't he go with you?

0:49:260:49:28

Just keep your eyes open, do your job

0:49:280:49:30

and I'll buy you both a Good Humor Bar.

0:49:300:49:32

SHE GASPS It's all right, ma'am - FBI.

0:49:410:49:43

201. 201. 201.

0:49:460:49:49

201. 201. 201. 201...

0:49:500:49:55

FBI!

0:49:590:50:00

TOILET FLUSHES

0:50:070:50:09

FBI!

0:50:090:50:11

Come out of the bathroom!

0:50:110:50:12

Step out of that bathroom!

0:50:140:50:16

Hands on your head.

0:50:200:50:21

You know, that's the new IBM Selectric.

0:50:210:50:23

You can change the print type in five seconds.

0:50:230:50:25

Shut up! Put your hands on your head! Put your hands...

0:50:250:50:28

You know, he's got over 200 cheques here.

0:50:280:50:30

Hands on your head!

0:50:300:50:32

He even has little payroll envelopes addressed to himself from...

0:50:320:50:34

Put it down! DROP IT! Relax!

0:50:340:50:37

You're late, all right?

0:50:370:50:39

My name's Allen, Barry Allen, United States Secret Service.

0:50:390:50:41

Your boy just tried to jump out the window.

0:50:410:50:43

My partner has him in custody.

0:50:430:50:44

I don't know what you're talking about.

0:50:440:50:46

What - you think the FBI are the only ones on this guy?

0:50:460:50:49

I mean, come on...come on, he's dabbling in government cheques here.

0:50:490:50:52

I've been following a paper trail on this guy for months now.

0:50:520:50:55

Hey, do you mind taking that gun out of my face?

0:50:550:50:58

Please, really, I mean, it makes me nervous.

0:50:580:51:00

Let me see some credentials.

0:51:000:51:02

Yeah, sure.

0:51:020:51:03

Take my whole wallet.

0:51:060:51:07

You want my gun too? Come over here, take my gun.

0:51:070:51:10

Hey. Hey, look. Just do me a favour, take a look outside.

0:51:110:51:14

Look, look out the window.

0:51:140:51:15

My partner's walking him to the car as we speak. Look.

0:51:150:51:18

The old guy almost pissed in his pants when I came through the door.

0:51:210:51:24

He jumped right through the window onto the hood of my car.

0:51:240:51:26

Hey, Murph! Yeah?

0:51:280:51:29

Call the LAPD again.

0:51:290:51:31

I don't want people walking through my crime scene.

0:51:310:51:33

CLEARS THROAT

0:51:330:51:35

I didn't expect the secret service on this.

0:51:350:51:38

Don't worry about it. Well, what's your name?

0:51:380:51:41

Hanratty. Carl Hanratty.

0:51:410:51:43

Mind if I see some identification? Sure.

0:51:490:51:52

You know, you never can be too careful these days.

0:51:520:51:54

Well, tough luck, Carl.

0:51:560:51:58

Five minutes earlier, you would have landed yourself a pretty good collar.

0:51:580:52:00

Is that right? Ten seconds later and you would have been shot.

0:52:000:52:03

Mind if I come downstairs with you? I've got to take a look at this guy.

0:52:040:52:07

Sure thing - just do me a favour and sit tight for a second

0:52:070:52:10

while I get this evidence downstairs.

0:52:100:52:12

You know, I don't want some maid

0:52:120:52:13

walking through here and making the bed.

0:52:130:52:14

LAPD should be here any sec. Wait.

0:52:140:52:17

Your wallet.

0:52:210:52:23

You hang onto it for a minute. I trust ya.

0:52:230:52:26

SIGHS

0:52:300:52:31

SIGHS HEAVILY

0:52:330:52:34

Oh. Oh.

0:52:360:52:39

Yeah.

0:52:430:52:45

Secret service.

0:52:450:52:46

Hey!

0:53:270:53:29

Oh, goddammit!

0:53:290:53:30

It was stupid. I made a stupid mistake.

0:53:320:53:36

Forget about it. There are hundreds of unknown subjects out there.

0:53:360:53:39

I can get this guy, Sean.

0:53:390:53:41

The worst thing a paperhanger can do is show his face.

0:53:410:53:43

I read the report - 6ft tall, brown hair, 27 to 30 years of age, 160lb.

0:53:430:53:49

This could be almost anybody.

0:53:490:53:50

I heard his voice, Sean. I saw his face.

0:53:500:53:52

There's nothing for him to hide behind any more.

0:53:520:53:54

Just be careful.

0:53:540:53:56

You've got 12 years in.

0:53:560:53:59

Nobody bothers you - you practically wrote the book on bank fraud.

0:53:590:54:02

That's the kind of thing that can make you section chief some day.

0:54:020:54:05

Just don't put yourself in this type of position.

0:54:050:54:09

What type of position?

0:54:090:54:10

The position of being humiliated.

0:54:120:54:14

Sean, would you like to hear me tell a joke?

0:54:220:54:25

Yeah, sure.

0:54:250:54:28

Knock, knock.

0:54:280:54:30

FRANK JR: So, my next question is, when a pilot retires,

0:54:320:54:37

Pan Am sends him a cheque every single month?

0:54:370:54:40

Ah, yeah, pension programme sends a cheque and benefits.

0:54:400:54:43

How much is that cheque for?

0:54:430:54:44

Er, kid, I'm really not in the mood for this right now.

0:54:440:54:46

This skyway man's driving me crazy. Who's the skyway man?

0:54:460:54:49

Some nut that's flying around the country posing as a Pan Am pilot.

0:54:490:54:53

There's a column about him in the paper today.

0:54:530:54:55

I keep telling them, this is not my problem.

0:55:010:55:03

This guy doesn't even fly Pan Am. Flies everybody else.

0:55:030:55:06

Flies United, TWA, Continental, Eastern.

0:55:060:55:10

The skyway man.

0:55:100:55:12

Newspaper loves this clown.

0:55:120:55:15

They call him the James Bond of the sky.

0:55:150:55:17

Did you say...

0:55:190:55:21

Bond, James Bond.

0:55:210:55:23

Tell me, Jill, why does he do it? He likes to win.

0:55:320:55:35

Come on, come on! We'll be landing in 20 minutes.

0:55:350:55:38

Do you want to play it easy, or the hard way?

0:55:380:55:41

And this isn't a tranquilliser.

0:55:410:55:42

Now, Pussy, you know a lot more about planes than guns.

0:55:420:55:46

IMITATES SEAN CONNERY: Hello, Pussy.

0:55:460:55:49

Now, you're sure this is the suit, right?

0:55:490:55:51

Positive. This is the exact suit he wore in the movie.

0:55:510:55:54

OK, I'll take three.

0:55:540:55:56

Certainly, Mr Fleming.

0:55:560:55:58

Now all you need is one of those foreign sports cars that he drives.

0:55:580:56:01

MUSIC: "The Look Of Love" by Dusty Springfield

0:56:210:56:24

Hello. Hi.

0:56:290:56:30

Haven't I seen you before?

0:56:340:56:36

Maybe.

0:56:380:56:40

A couple of years ago I was on the cover of '17'.

0:56:400:56:43

Yeah, you're that model, right - Cheryl?

0:56:430:56:46

Mm-hm.

0:56:460:56:48

Guys used to put your picture on their lockers.

0:56:480:56:50

Isn't that your silver car I saw parked out front?

0:56:530:56:56

Yeah...one of them.

0:56:560:56:58

So, do you think I could get an autograph?

0:57:020:57:05

Do you have a pen in your room?

0:57:090:57:11

Shh.

0:57:440:57:46

Men like you can buy anything you want.

0:57:480:57:50

He buys a deck of cards at the hotel gift shop.

0:58:020:58:04

Do you want to see a card trick?

0:58:080:58:11

How much did these cards cost?

0:58:110:58:13

Oh, 55 cents, I think.

0:58:150:58:17

And if they sold me downstairs at the hotel gift shop...

0:58:210:58:24

..how much would you pay?

0:58:260:58:28

I'm sor...I'm sorry, how much would I pay for what?

0:58:280:58:33

The entire night.

0:58:370:58:38

How much would you pay me for the entire night?

0:58:400:58:43

Cheryl, I...I really don't know.

0:58:480:58:50

Don't be scared.

0:58:520:58:54

Make me an offer.

0:58:580:59:00

$300?

0:59:070:59:10

Go fish.

0:59:100:59:12

Er...$500?

0:59:150:59:17

Go fish.

0:59:170:59:19

$600?

0:59:200:59:21

Go fish.

0:59:230:59:25

$1,000.

0:59:280:59:29

OK.

0:59:310:59:33

$1,000.

0:59:340:59:36

OK. I'll be right back.

0:59:380:59:41

Wait a second, where are you going?

0:59:420:59:44

I'm going downstairs to cash a cheque.

0:59:440:59:46

Do you think this hotel is going to cash a $1,000 cheque at 3am?

0:59:470:59:50

It's a New York Savings and Loan cheque.

0:59:540:59:56

It's like gold - they'll cash it.

0:59:560:59:57

Don't you think they might get a little suspicious?

0:59:571:00:00

Here, let me see that.

1:00:001:00:01

It's a cashier's cheque. Endorse it over to me.

1:00:031:00:05

No, I couldn't do that.

1:00:051:00:08

You see, this cheque is for $1,400. We agreed upon $1,000.

1:00:081:00:11

Why don't I give you back $400 and you give me that cheque?

1:00:121:00:17

Even better.

1:00:191:00:20

Does this belong to anybody?

1:00:511:00:52

PHONE RINGS

1:01:051:01:07

This is Hanratty. Merry Christmas.

1:01:091:01:11

FRANK JR: Hello, Carl.

1:01:111:01:14

Hello.

1:01:141:01:16

Barry Allen, secret service.

1:01:161:01:19

I've been trying to track you down now for the last couple of hours.

1:01:191:01:23

What do you want?

1:01:231:01:25

I wanted to apologise for what happened out in Los Angeles.

1:01:251:01:29

'Uh-uh, uh-uh. No. No, you don't apologise to me.'

1:01:291:01:32

Do you always work on Christmas Eve, Carl?

1:01:321:01:35

I volunteered so the men with families could go home early.

1:01:351:01:39

You looked like you were wearing a wedding ring out in Los Angeles.

1:01:391:01:43

I thought maybe you had a family.

1:01:431:01:44

No, no family.

1:01:441:01:46

You want to talk to me... let's talk face to face.

1:01:481:01:51

All right. I'm at my suite at the Stuyvesant Arms, room 3113.

1:01:511:01:56

In the morning, I leave for Las Vegas for the weekend.

1:01:561:01:59

You think you're going to get me again?

1:02:021:02:03

You're not going to Vegas, you're not in the Stuyvesant Arms.

1:02:051:02:07

You'd love for me to send out 20 agents Christmas Eve.

1:02:091:02:12

We barge into your hotel, knock down the door

1:02:121:02:15

so you can make fools out of us all.

1:02:151:02:16

I'm really sorry if I made a fool out of you, I really am.

1:02:161:02:20

Uh-uh. No. No, no. Listen, I really am.

1:02:201:02:22

You do not feel sorry for me.

1:02:221:02:25

The truth is, I knew it was you. Maybe I didn't get the cuffs on you, but I knew.

1:02:251:02:29

Well, people only know what you tell them, Carl.

1:02:301:02:32

Well, then, tell me this, Barry Allen, secret service,

1:02:321:02:37

how did you know I wouldn't look in your wallet?

1:02:371:02:40

The same reason the Yankees always win -

1:02:401:02:43

nobody can keep their eyes off the pinstripes.

1:02:431:02:46

The Yankees win because they have Mickey Mantle.

1:02:461:02:49

No-one ever bets on the uniform.

1:02:491:02:51

You sure about that, Carl?

1:02:521:02:54

I'll tell you what I am sure of -

1:02:541:02:56

you're going to get caught, one way or another.

1:02:561:02:59

It's a mathematical fact - it's like Vegas, the house always wins.

1:02:591:03:03

Well, Carl, I'm sorry, but I have to go.

1:03:091:03:13

Oh, you didn't call just to apologise, did you?

1:03:131:03:17

What do you mean?

1:03:171:03:19

You have no-one else to call.

1:03:191:03:22

Whoa!

1:03:251:03:26

LAUGHS

1:03:291:03:31

SINGS ALONG TO RADIO

1:03:311:03:35

You got that burger up? Yep.

1:03:471:03:49

More coffee, sir?

1:03:581:04:00

Are you a collector?

1:04:061:04:08

Of what?

1:04:081:04:09

'The Captives of the Cosmic Ray', 'The Big Freeze',

1:04:091:04:11

'Land of the Golden Giants' - I've got them all.

1:04:111:04:14

What are you talking about? Barry Allen.

1:04:141:04:16

The Flash.

1:04:191:04:21

Wait. Kid, kid, kid?

1:04:231:04:25

You mean, like, the comic book? Yeah, the comic book.

1:04:271:04:29

When he's not the Flash, that's his name - Barry Allen.

1:04:291:04:33

Thank you.

1:04:331:04:34

Now, get this - he reads comic books.

1:04:381:04:41

Comic books. Barry Allen is the Flash.

1:04:411:04:44

Carl, slow down. I don't know what the hell you're talking about.

1:04:441:04:46

He's a kid. Our unsub is a kid.

1:04:461:04:48

That's why we couldn't match his prints.

1:04:481:04:49

That's why he doesn't have a record.

1:04:491:04:51

Now, I want you to contact NYPD for every all-points juvenile runaways

1:04:511:04:55

in New York City, and don't forget the airports.

1:04:551:04:57

He's been kiting cheques all over the country.

1:04:571:04:58

Well, why New York?

1:04:581:05:00

The Yankees - he said something about the Yankees.

1:05:001:05:03

HANRATTY: So, where are we on the list?

1:05:051:05:07

Number 53 - Abagnale.

1:05:071:05:10

Good morning, ma'am. We're the FBI agents who called.

1:05:131:05:15

Oh, yes, I've been waiting.

1:05:151:05:16

I hope you're all hungry. I put out the Sara Lee.

1:05:161:05:20

My husband, Jack, is a lawyer.

1:05:231:05:25

What about your first husband, Mrs Abagnale?

1:05:251:05:28

CORRECTS PRONUNCIATION: Abagnale.

1:05:281:05:29

But I prefer to be called Barnes.

1:05:291:05:31

Frank William Abagnale.

1:05:331:05:35

It says here he was in the service. Did you two meet during the war?

1:05:351:05:38

Yeah, I lived in a very small village in France - Montrichard -

1:05:381:05:43

the kind of place where they've never heard of Sara Lee.

1:05:431:05:47

Help yourselves. Nobody doesn't like Sara Lee.

1:05:471:05:50

You filled out a missing persons report for a runaway juvenile

1:05:501:05:53

by the name of Frank Abagnale Jr.

1:05:531:05:55

Is Frankie OK?

1:05:551:05:57

Are you aware of the fact that he wrote some cheques

1:05:571:05:59

on a closed account at Chase Manhattan Bank?

1:05:591:06:02

Oh, yes. The police think he's some type of criminal.

1:06:021:06:05

What he did was a felony, Mrs Barnes.

1:06:051:06:07

Oh, it was $1,000.

1:06:071:06:09

Half the kids his age are on dope,

1:06:091:06:13

throwing rocks at police,

1:06:131:06:15

and they scared me to death because my son made a little mistake.

1:06:151:06:18

A 17-year-old boy has to eat, has to have a place to sleep.

1:06:201:06:24

We understand, ma'am.

1:06:241:06:27

Would you happen to have a picture of your son?

1:06:271:06:29

Oh, yes. I have his old yearbook.

1:06:291:06:30

OK.

1:06:401:06:41

OK, OK. We need to send out an all-office teletype.

1:06:411:06:46

Our unsub's name is Frank Abagnale Jr, aged 17.

1:06:461:06:49

Is Frankie OK? Is he in trouble?

1:06:491:06:51

Ma'am, I'm sorry to have to tell you your son is forging cheques.

1:06:511:06:54

Forging cheques? Wait, I'm sure we can take care of that.

1:06:541:06:57

I'm working part-time at the church now.

1:06:571:06:59

Just tells me how much he owes and I'll pay you back.

1:06:591:07:02

So far it's about $1.3 million.

1:07:021:07:04

ALARM DINGS

1:07:091:07:11

Hi, Melanie. How are you? Hi.

1:07:211:07:22

When you're in the house, please just use an ashtray.

1:07:221:07:25

Frank, this fondue is so good! Wait, here, take this.

1:07:251:07:28

Oh, good! I love Moet!

1:07:281:07:29

MUSIC DISTORTS

1:07:361:07:37

James! James! Please, just stay away from the hi-fi system, all right?

1:07:371:07:41

It's reel-to-reel. You can't wind it like that.

1:07:411:07:43

Christ, Terry!

1:07:471:07:49

This is Italian knit! Watch where you're going!

1:07:491:07:51

It's just a shirt, man.

1:07:511:07:53

Frank, come quick!

1:07:531:07:55

Lance just fell into the conversation pit.

1:07:551:07:58

Excuse me, do you know where Lance Applebaum is?

1:08:041:08:06

Thank you.

1:08:061:08:08

MAN: Do you understand how Dangerous this is? Do you?

1:08:111:08:13

Don't stand there crying, just nod your head

1:08:131:08:15

and tell me you won't do it again.

1:08:151:08:16

Now dry up and get back to work.

1:08:161:08:19

Hey, hey.

1:08:221:08:24

Are you OK?

1:08:241:08:26

He told me to pick up the blood, so I did,

1:08:261:08:29

but he never told me to label it.

1:08:291:08:31

Hey, it's OK. Stop crying.

1:08:311:08:34

What's your name?

1:08:341:08:36

Brenda. Brenda.

1:08:371:08:38

Brenda, I wouldn't worry about it.

1:08:411:08:42

You know, these doctors, you know, they don't know everything.

1:08:421:08:45

It's my first week. And I think they're going to fire me.

1:08:451:08:50

No, no, nobody's going to fire you, Brenda.

1:08:501:08:53

I bet you're good at your job.

1:08:531:08:55

No, I'm not.

1:08:551:08:57

Yeah, I bet if I asked you to check on the status

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of my friend Lance Applebaum that you could do that for me in a second.

1:09:011:09:04

Mr Applebaum fractured his ankle.

1:09:131:09:16

Dr Ashland is treating him in exam room seven.

1:09:161:09:20

You see that? No problem.

1:09:201:09:22

This is the emergency chart.

1:09:241:09:25

See that blue star there? That means that the patient has been diagnosed.

1:09:261:09:30

And then after he's been treated, we put a red circle here.

1:09:301:09:34

See?

1:09:341:09:36

How do you like those braces?

1:09:361:09:37

I guess they're all right.

1:09:391:09:41

I got mine off last year. Boy, I hated them. They were bottoms.

1:09:411:09:47

You know, I've still got to wear my mouthguard.

1:09:471:09:49

You have really nice teeth.

1:09:501:09:52

Well, thank you. You have a pretty smile.

1:09:541:09:57

No, I mean it - I really think those braces look good on you.

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Thank you.

1:10:051:10:07

You're welcome.

1:10:071:10:09

Brenda? Yeah?

1:10:121:10:14

Do you know if they're hiring here at the hospital?

1:10:141:10:17

I'm not sure. What do you want to do?

1:10:181:10:21

I'm a doctor.

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FRANK JR: Dear Dad, I've decided to get off the road for a while.

1:10:281:10:32

I've taken a night job at a hospital and met some really nice people.

1:10:321:10:36

It feels good to have my feet on the ground,

1:10:361:10:38

to wake up in the same bed every night.

1:10:381:10:40

Who knows? Maybe I'll even find someone to settle down WITH.

1:10:411:10:45

Harvard Medical School, top of your class.

1:10:481:10:51

Southern California Children's Hospital.

1:10:521:10:55

Well, that's a pretty impressive resume, Dr Conners.

1:10:551:10:58

But unfortunately,

1:10:581:11:00

the only thing I need is an emergency room supervisor

1:11:001:11:04

for my midnight to 8am shift -

1:11:041:11:08

someone to babysit 6 interns and 20 nurses.

1:11:081:11:12

But, um...

1:11:121:11:14

Hell, I doubt that you'd be interested in that.

1:11:141:11:18

Well, in the past they've always let me choose my own nurses.

1:11:191:11:23

FRANK JR: Dr Connelly.

1:11:251:11:27

Dr Harris. Present.

1:11:281:11:30

Dr Ashland.

1:11:301:11:32

Dr Conners...are you going to take roll every night?

1:11:321:11:35

Yes, I will, Dr Ashland,

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and if you're going to be late, I suggest you bring a note.

1:11:381:11:41

Miss Vassman.

1:11:441:11:46

Miss Mase.

1:11:461:11:48

Miss Strong. Here.

1:11:481:11:51

Nurse Brown.

1:11:511:11:53

Nurse Sanford.

1:11:531:11:55

TV: 30mg of codeine every four hours.

1:11:551:11:56

Run the plasma at 60 drops a minute

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until we calculate the food requirements.

1:11:581:12:00

What do you estimate the degree and extent of the burns, Kildare?

1:12:001:12:04

Second and third degree burns over about 20% of the body surface.

1:12:041:12:07

Do you concur? I concur.

1:12:071:12:08

Let's get him up to paediatrics.

1:12:081:12:10

Hello, Brenda. Hi, Dr Conners.

1:12:171:12:19

You need to sign these. Thank you.

1:12:191:12:23

Do you notice anything different about me?

1:12:291:12:32

You got your braces off. Yeah!

1:12:321:12:34

Come here, let me see. I've been trying to show you all night.

1:12:341:12:38

Wow. Good job.

1:12:381:12:40

So, did it hurt when they took them off? Mine felt so weird after.

1:12:401:12:43

Mmm, I keep rubbing my tongue over them. I can't stop.

1:12:431:12:46

They're so slippery.

1:12:461:12:48

It feels good though, doesn't it? Yeah, it feels incredible.

1:12:481:12:51

Oh, my.

1:13:011:13:03

I'm sorry.

1:13:031:13:04

WOMAN OVER PA: Dr Conners to the ER.

1:13:161:13:18

Dr Conners to the ER.

1:13:181:13:19

Shouldn't you go? No, no, no.

1:13:191:13:23

They have a staff doctor in the emergency ward. They'll be fine.

1:13:231:13:25

Oh, what if he's in surgery?

1:13:311:13:33

Do you really think I have to go?

1:13:351:13:36

Oh, in here, Dr Conners.

1:13:361:13:38

BOY CRIES OUT

1:13:381:13:40

CRIES

1:13:491:13:51

Gentlemen, what seems to be the problem?

1:13:551:13:59

Bicycle accident. Fractured tibia about five inches below the patella.

1:13:591:14:04

Hmm.

1:14:041:14:05

Dr Harris? Yes.

1:14:081:14:10

Do you concur? Concur with what, sir?

1:14:101:14:14

Well, with what Dr Ashland just said, do you concur?

1:14:151:14:18

Er...well, it's a bicycle accident. The boy told us.

1:14:191:14:22

So you concur? Concur?

1:14:231:14:27

I think we should take an X-ray,

1:14:271:14:28

then stitch him up and put him in a walking cast.

1:14:281:14:30

Very good, Dr Ashland, very good.

1:14:341:14:35

Well you don't seem to have much need for me.

1:14:351:14:39

Carry on.

1:14:391:14:40

I blew it, didn't I?

1:14:421:14:43

Why didn't I concur?

1:14:451:14:46

VOMITS VIOLENTLY

1:14:511:14:53

Make yourself at home.

1:15:071:15:09

Frank Abagnale Sr.

1:15:101:15:11

You're not a cop.

1:15:111:15:13

Special Agent Hanratty, FBI.

1:15:151:15:17

You're not a cop. My landlord said you were not a cop.

1:15:171:15:21

Well, if you're going to arrest me,

1:15:211:15:23

I'd like to put on a different suit, if that's OK with you.

1:15:231:15:25

I'm not here to arrest you. I'm looking for your son.

1:15:251:15:28

He's in trouble. Do you know where he is?

1:15:281:15:30

If I tell you where he is, will you promise not to tell his mother?

1:15:331:15:36

Sure.

1:15:361:15:38

Frank made up a fake ID and enlisted in the marine corps.

1:15:391:15:43

He's over in Vietnam right now.

1:15:431:15:45

That kid is halfway round the world,

1:15:451:15:47

crawling through the damned jungle fighting the communists.

1:15:471:15:50

So...

1:15:501:15:52

please don't come to my home

1:15:521:15:54

and call my boy a criminal, because that kid...

1:15:541:15:56

I never said he was a criminal, Mr Abagnale.

1:15:561:15:58

I said he was in trouble.

1:15:581:16:00

If you'd like to give me a call and talk, here's my number.

1:16:001:16:04

You're not a father, are you?

1:16:161:16:18

Pardon me?

1:16:201:16:21

If you were a father you'd know I would never give up my son.

1:16:211:16:26

I would never give up my son.

1:16:271:16:30

Yes, sir, I understand.

1:16:311:16:33

John... John, now get this.

1:16:341:16:36

Riverbend Apartments, 415 Landover, Atlanta, Georgia.

1:16:361:16:40

Atlanta, Georgia. Yeah, I'm on my way to the airport.

1:16:401:16:44

I'll meet the team in four hours. Bye-bye.

1:16:441:16:47

Come on, it's OK. WOMAN SOBS

1:16:491:16:52

You don't have to cry.

1:16:521:16:54

I'm sorry.

1:16:541:16:56

I'm so sorry, Frank. I just...

1:16:561:16:59

Brenda, listen to me... I don't care if you're a virgin, all right?

1:16:591:17:03

Really, I can wait.

1:17:031:17:04

I'm not a virgin.

1:17:061:17:07

I had an abortion two years ago.

1:17:111:17:14

My parents had a friend.

1:17:171:17:19

He was...this man my father plays golf with.

1:17:191:17:23

And then when I got better they kicked me out of the house.

1:17:251:17:27

I had an abortion and I wasn't their daughter anymore.

1:17:291:17:32

Hey. I'm so sorry.

1:17:321:17:34

Please don't be mad at me. Please.

1:17:341:17:36

Please don't be mad at me. No, no, no.

1:17:361:17:39

Please don't be mad at me. Shh.

1:17:391:17:41

Now...what if I spoke to your parents, right?

1:17:411:17:45

Maybe I can straighten things out, huh?

1:17:451:17:47

I ask them all the time, but they said I still can't come home.

1:17:471:17:51

My dad is...is a lawyer.

1:17:521:17:55

Brenda...

1:18:031:18:04

..what if you were engaged to a doctor, would that change anything?

1:18:061:18:10

What?

1:18:121:18:13

What if I went to your parents...

1:18:161:18:18

..and I spoke to your father...

1:18:201:18:21

..and I asked permission to marry you?

1:18:251:18:28

It's empty. Nobody here.

1:18:411:18:43

Dr Conners, are you Lutheran?

1:19:061:19:08

Yes, I am a Lutheran, but please call me Frank.

1:19:101:19:14

Frank, would you like to say grace?

1:19:151:19:17

Unless you're not comfortable.

1:19:231:19:24

Absolutely.

1:19:251:19:27

Two little mice fell into a bucket of cream.

1:19:371:19:40

The first mouse quickly gave up and drowned,

1:19:421:19:44

but the second mouse, he struggled so hard

1:19:441:19:46

that he eventually churned that cream into butter

1:19:461:19:49

and he walked out.

1:19:491:19:50

Amen.

1:19:521:19:53

Amen. Amen.

1:19:531:19:55

Oh, that was beautiful.

1:19:551:19:58

The mouse, he churned that cream into butter?

1:19:581:20:00

That's right.

1:20:031:20:05

Thank you.

1:20:051:20:06

Frank, have you decided which hospital you want to work at here in New Orleans?

1:20:061:20:11

Well, to be quite honest, I'm... thinking about getting back into law.

1:20:111:20:15

Oh, my! Are you a doctor or a lawyer?

1:20:151:20:19

Well, before I went to medical school I passed the bar in California.

1:20:191:20:22

I practised law for one year,

1:20:221:20:24

then I decided, why not try my hand at paediatrics?

1:20:241:20:27

Well, you're just full of surprises. Yeah.

1:20:291:20:33

Oh, my, a doctor AND a lawyer. I'd say that Brenda hit the jackpot.

1:20:341:20:38

Where did you go to law school?

1:20:381:20:40

Berkeley. ALL GASP

1:20:401:20:43

Berkeley, Berkeley. Oh, my gosh. Isn't that where you went, Daddy?

1:20:431:20:45

Oh, maybe Frank could come work for you, Roger.

1:20:451:20:48

You're always saying how hard it is to find assistant prosecutors.

1:20:481:20:51

Could he, Daddy? Could he, please? Could he come work with you, please?

1:20:511:20:54

Was that snake Hollingsworth still teaching there

1:20:541:20:56

when you went through Berkeley?

1:20:561:20:58

Hollingsworth, yes. Grumpy old Hollingsworth, right?

1:21:001:21:03

I tell you - meaner than ever.

1:21:031:21:05

And that dog of his?

1:21:051:21:07

Tell me, Frank, what was the name of his little dog?

1:21:101:21:13

I'm sorry, er...

1:21:221:21:24

the dog was dead.

1:21:241:21:27

Oh.

1:21:271:21:28

How unfortunate.

1:21:301:21:32

Yeah.

1:21:331:21:34

Doctor, a lawyer, a Lutheran.

1:22:031:22:05

So what are you, Frank?

1:22:081:22:10

Cos I think you're about to ask for my daughter's hand in marriage,

1:22:111:22:14

and I have a right to know.

1:22:141:22:16

Know what, sir?

1:22:161:22:18

The truth.

1:22:181:22:20

Tell me the truth, Frank.

1:22:221:22:24

What are you doing here?

1:22:251:22:27

What is a man like you doing with Brenda?

1:22:291:22:31

If you want my blessing, if you want my daughter...

1:22:331:22:37

I'd like to hear it from you now.

1:22:371:22:39

The truth is, sir, that...

1:22:421:22:43

The truth is that...

1:22:471:22:49

..I'm not a doctor, I'm not a lawyer...

1:22:521:22:54

..I'm not an airline pilot.

1:22:571:22:59

I'm... I'm nothing, really.

1:22:591:23:02

I'm just a kid who's in love with your daughter.

1:23:091:23:13

No.

1:23:141:23:16

You know what you are?

1:23:241:23:27

You're a romantic.

1:23:271:23:28

Men like us are nothing without the women we love.

1:23:281:23:32

I must confess, I'm guilty of the same foolish whimsy.

1:23:321:23:35

I proposed to Carol after five dates with two nickels in my pockets

1:23:351:23:38

and holes in my shoes, because I knew she was the one.

1:23:381:23:41

So go ahead, Frank.

1:23:411:23:44

Don't be afraid.

1:23:481:23:50

Ask the question you came here to ask me.

1:23:501:23:52

Sir...what would I have to do to take the bar here in New Orleans?

1:23:551:24:01

No, the other question.

1:24:061:24:08

WOMAN: Right through that door.

1:24:131:24:15

Good luck, Mr Conners. Thank you.

1:24:171:24:21

Hey, Frank?

1:24:271:24:29

You know what I could never figure out?

1:24:291:24:31

How did you cheat in the bar exam in Louisiana?

1:24:311:24:34

Why - what's the difference?

1:24:341:24:36

Someone else took the test for you, didn't they?

1:24:361:24:37

Carl, I'm going to prison for a long time.

1:24:371:24:40

Seriously, what's the difference?

1:24:401:24:42

It's a simple question.

1:24:431:24:45

Are you going to eat that eclair?

1:24:451:24:48

Yeah, I'm saving it for later.

1:24:501:24:53

Well, you want to split it with me?

1:24:531:24:55

No.

1:24:551:24:57

Give me half of that eclair and I'll tell ya.

1:25:001:25:02

I'm going to figure it out sooner or later.

1:25:131:25:15

You'll be working under Philip Rigby in corporate law.

1:25:211:25:25

Why don't you settle in, organise your desk?

1:25:251:25:29

Thank you.

1:25:291:25:31

We're having lunch at 12.30

1:25:311:25:33

with the attorney-general AND Governor McKithick himself.

1:25:331:25:38

The governor? Did we spell it right?

1:25:381:25:40

Sure did.

1:25:401:25:42

Congratulations.

1:25:421:25:43

Thank you, sir. Welcome aboard.

1:25:431:25:45

Now...

1:25:451:25:47

..look at this photograph, Mr Stuart.

1:25:531:25:56

It's a photograph of Prentice York where they found him, dead.

1:25:561:26:00

Now, here is an enlargement of part of that photograph.

1:26:001:26:02

This is a photograph of the defendant's signature

1:26:021:26:05

on a cancelled cheque.

1:26:051:26:07

Now here is an enlargement of that same signature

1:26:071:26:09

which matches the signature on the letters that he wrote to Mrs Simon

1:26:091:26:14

which discuss the possibility

1:26:141:26:15

of defrauding the great state of Louisiana.

1:26:151:26:18

Your Honour, ladies and gentlemen of the jury,

1:26:181:26:20

this is irrefutable evidence that the defendant is, in fact, lying.

1:26:201:26:25

Mr Conners, this is a preliminary hearing.

1:26:301:26:35

There is no...defendant.

1:26:351:26:38

There is no...jury.

1:26:391:26:42

It's just me.

1:26:441:26:45

Son, what in the hell is wrong with you?

1:26:461:26:50

APPLAUSE ON TV Is that Mitch? Roger...it's Mitch.

1:26:521:26:56

Oh, my, I lost all track of time.

1:26:561:26:58

MITCH MILLER ON TV: As studio guests for the sing-along tonight

1:26:581:27:00

we have the children's choir of St Monica's Church in New York City.

1:27:001:27:04

Won't you join them and the gang in a few songs for the Irish? Everybody!

1:27:041:27:07

CHOIR SINGS: # Has anybody here seen Kelly

1:27:071:27:10

FAMILY SING: # K-E-double L-Y

1:27:101:27:13

# Has anybody here seen Kelly?

1:27:131:27:15

# Have you seen him smile?

1:27:151:27:17

# So his hair is red and his eyes are blue

1:27:171:27:20

# And he's Irish through and through

1:27:201:27:22

# Has anybody here seen Kelly?

1:27:221:27:25

# Kelly from the Emerald Isle

1:27:251:27:27

# Has anybody here seen Kelly?

1:27:271:27:30

# K-E-double-L-Y

1:27:301:27:32

# Has anybody here seen Kelly?

1:27:321:27:34

# Have you seen him smile?

1:27:341:27:37

# So his hair is red and his eyes are blue

1:27:371:27:39

ALL: # And he's Irish Through and through

1:27:391:27:42

# Has anybody here seen Kelly? #

1:27:421:27:44

MUSIC: "Embraceable You" by Judy Garland

1:27:441:27:47

(Dad?)

1:28:341:28:36

What are you doing here?

1:28:401:28:42

I came to see you.

1:28:431:28:45

What are you doing dressed like this?

1:28:491:28:51

I took a job, a government job. You see what I'm doing.

1:28:511:28:54

Do you have a good lawyer?

1:28:541:28:56

Well... I sort of am a lawyer now.

1:28:561:28:59

Look at this letter - the IRS wants more.

1:28:591:29:02

I had a deal with them, two penalties.

1:29:021:29:05

They ate the cake, now they want the crumbs.

1:29:051:29:08

I want to sue them.

1:29:081:29:09

Well, they want the crumbs.

1:29:111:29:12

Here, sit down. They're trying to scare me, intimidate me.

1:29:141:29:18

Do you know what?

1:29:181:29:20

Do you know what?

1:29:201:29:22

I'll make them chase me... for the rest of their lives.

1:29:221:29:26

Hey, it's great to see you, Daddy.

1:29:321:29:34

Sit down. I want to show you something.

1:29:371:29:39

I came here to give you this.

1:29:421:29:44

It's an invitation to an engagement party.

1:29:441:29:46

Daddy, I'm getting married.

1:29:491:29:51

Can you believe that I'm getting married?

1:29:511:29:54

You don't need to worry about anything now, Dad.

1:29:541:29:57

Listen, I'm getting a brand-new Cadillac.

1:29:571:29:59

I'm getting a $60,000 house. I'm getting it all back.

1:29:591:30:03

All the jewellery, all the furs - everything, Dad.

1:30:031:30:05

Everything they took from us, I'm going to get it back.

1:30:051:30:08

Now...has Ma seen you dressed like this?

1:30:081:30:12

She came to pick up some boxes.

1:30:141:30:16

That's OK, that's OK. You know why?

1:30:161:30:18

Cos she's going to the wedding with us.

1:30:181:30:21

I'm going to get you a brand-new suit, Dad.

1:30:211:30:23

I'm getting you a brand-new suit,

1:30:231:30:24

one of those Manhattan eagle three-button suits.

1:30:241:30:26

You'll look great. Those are nice, yeah.

1:30:261:30:28

She won't see me.

1:30:281:30:30

Have you tried to call her?

1:30:321:30:34

No.

1:30:341:30:36

Why don't you call her right now?

1:30:361:30:38

Dad, why don't you call her right now? Here.

1:30:381:30:40

Dad, just call her. Call her for me.

1:30:401:30:44

You call her, you tell her

1:30:441:30:45

I have two first-class tickets to go see her son.

1:30:451:30:47

Your mother's married now to my friend Jack Barnes.

1:30:471:30:49

They have a house in Long Island.

1:30:491:30:51

I had an FBI agent come see me.

1:30:531:30:56

You got their number, Son. That guy looked scared.

1:30:571:31:00

The United States Government, champ, running for the hills.

1:31:001:31:05

Pow! To the moon.

1:31:051:31:07

Dad, it's over.

1:31:181:31:21

I'm going to stop now.

1:31:211:31:24

But you've... They're never going to catch you, Frank.

1:31:241:31:28

Dad, she wouldn't do that. Why won't you sit down?

1:31:281:31:31

Why would she do that to you? Come on, sit with me, have a drink. I'm your father.

1:31:311:31:36

Then ask me to stop.

1:31:361:31:38

Then ask me to stop.

1:31:381:31:41

You can't stop.

1:31:431:31:45

Where are you going?

1:31:471:31:49

Come on, Frank, where are you going?

1:31:491:31:51

Where are you going? Where are you going tonight?

1:31:511:31:55

Someplace exotic? Where are you going tonight - Tahiti, Hawaii?

1:31:551:31:58

PHONE RINGS

1:32:081:32:10

This is Hanratty.

1:32:161:32:17

FRANK JR: Hello, Carl. Merry Christmas.

1:32:171:32:22

How are you, Dr Conners?

1:32:221:32:24

Carl, I haven't been Dr Conners for months now.

1:32:241:32:28

Well, I'm sitting here in my office on Christmas Eve. What do you want?

1:32:311:32:37

FRANK SIGHS OK.

1:32:421:32:44

I want it to be over.

1:32:471:32:49

Um... I want it to be over.

1:32:521:32:55

I'm getting married. You know, I'm settling down.

1:32:551:32:58

You've stolen almost $4 million.

1:32:581:33:01

You think we can just call that a wedding present?

1:33:011:33:03

No, this isn't something you get to walk away from, Frank.

1:33:031:33:06

I want to call a truce.

1:33:061:33:08

No truce. You will be caught, you will go to prison.

1:33:081:33:10

Where did you think this was going?

1:33:101:33:12

Please leave me alone, Carl.

1:33:121:33:14

Please.

1:33:151:33:17

I'm getting close, aren't I?

1:33:171:33:19

You're scared because I'm getting close.

1:33:191:33:21

I know you...you rented that car in Shreveport.

1:33:211:33:24

You stayed in that hotel in Lake Charles.

1:33:241:33:27

If you want to run, be my guest.

1:33:271:33:29

Your cheques don't lie as well as you do.

1:33:291:33:31

Stop chasing me.

1:33:311:33:33

I can't stop.

1:33:361:33:39

It's my job.

1:33:391:33:40

It's OK, Carl.

1:33:411:33:43

I just thought I'd ask, you know?

1:33:451:33:47

Hey...merry Christmas, huh?

1:33:491:33:52

CALL DISCONNECTS

1:33:541:33:56

I love my job.

1:33:561:33:58

All right.

1:33:591:34:01

Let's get every newspaper we can,

1:34:011:34:02

every newspaper in Louisiana for the last two months.

1:34:021:34:04

What are we looking for?

1:34:041:34:06

Engagement announcements, name of Conners.

1:34:061:34:08

Conners? Come on, Carl, the kid would have changed his name by now.

1:34:081:34:12

Uh-uh. He can't change it.

1:34:121:34:13

She thinks he's Conners.

1:34:141:34:16

If he loses the name, he loses the girl.

1:34:161:34:19

Congratulations. Are you having a good time?

1:34:281:34:30

Keep dancin', huh?

1:34:351:34:37

Hi. Gee, thank you.

1:34:391:34:42

I'm going to the little boys' room. OK. Hurry back.

1:34:421:34:46

Good evening. I'm Agent Hanratty with the FBI.

1:35:011:35:04

I'd like to have a few quiet words with your host if possible.

1:35:041:35:06

I'll get him for you, sir.

1:35:061:35:08

Right over there.

1:35:101:35:11

Hi, Roger. How are you? Hi, Ben.

1:35:111:35:13

Good evening, gentlemen. I'm Roger Strong.

1:35:141:35:16

Carl Hanratty, FBI. This is agents Amdursky and Fox.

1:35:161:35:20

Sorry to crash your party, sir. Not at all. What can I do for you?

1:35:201:35:24

If it's not too much trouble, I'd like to meet the groom.

1:35:241:35:27

Is there a problem?

1:35:271:35:29

Frank, can you hold all these? Yeah. Come here.

1:35:311:35:34

They're cheques, they're from my dad's friends.

1:35:341:35:36

They're for us so we can start a new life.

1:35:361:35:37

Hey, what are you do...

1:35:371:35:40

What's wrong? We have to leave.

1:35:401:35:42

What?

1:35:421:35:43

Brenda, you love me, right?

1:35:451:35:46

Yeah. I mean, you love me no matter what.

1:35:461:35:49

I mean, you'd love me whether I was sick

1:35:491:35:50

or whether I was poor or even if I had a different name.

1:35:501:35:53

Frank, where did you get all that money?

1:35:531:35:54

Brenda, listen - a name, right, a name, it doesn't matter.

1:35:541:35:58

My name is Frank Conners, right? That's who I am with you.

1:35:581:36:00

But...but we all have secrets.

1:36:001:36:01

You know, sometimes when I travel I use the name Frank Taylor.

1:36:011:36:04

That's my secret. Frank Taylor?

1:36:041:36:05

Yeah, Frank Taylor, you know? Frank Black, you know?

1:36:051:36:08

Frank Black? Yeah, it doesn't matter.

1:36:081:36:10

Why are you saying all this?

1:36:101:36:11

Brenda...Brenda, I don't want to lie to you anymore, all right?

1:36:111:36:15

I'm not a doctor, I never went to medical school.

1:36:151:36:17

I'm not lawyer or a Harvard graduate or a Lutheran.

1:36:171:36:21

Brenda, I ran away from home a year and a half ago when I was 16.

1:36:211:36:25

Frank...

1:36:251:36:27

Frank?

1:36:271:36:28

You're not a Lutheran?

1:36:291:36:31

Brenda, you see all this money?

1:36:311:36:34

You see all this money? I have more. I have plenty more.

1:36:341:36:37

I have enough money to last us for the rest of our lives. Look.

1:36:391:36:42

Frank, stop teasing me.

1:36:421:36:45

You're Frank Conners. You're Frank Conners and you're 28 years old.

1:36:451:36:48

Brenda. Why would you lie to me?

1:36:501:36:52

Brenda...Brenda... I want to know your name.

1:36:521:36:55

Brenda, listen to me. You tell me your name.

1:36:551:36:56

Brenda, we can live anywhere we want, but you have to trust me, Brenda.

1:36:561:37:00

Do you trust me? Yes.

1:37:001:37:01

Do you love me, Brenda? Yes.

1:37:011:37:02

You love me. I love you.

1:37:021:37:04

Excuse me, Mother.

1:37:041:37:05

Honey, this is Mr Hanratty. My wife, Carol.

1:37:071:37:09

Mr.. Hanratty, ma'am.

1:37:091:37:11

..Ratty. Have you seen Frank or Brenda?

1:37:111:37:13

I think they went upstairs.

1:37:131:37:15

Frank.

1:37:211:37:22

Brenda, come here.

1:37:241:37:26

OK, in two days you're going to meet me

1:37:261:37:28

at Miami International Airport, all right?

1:37:281:37:30

You're going to leave the house after your parents go to sleep.

1:37:301:37:32

You're going to take a taxicab.

1:37:321:37:34

You give the taxi driver this money right here

1:37:341:37:35

and you tell him to drive all through the night.

1:37:351:37:37

Brenda, you're going to leave at 10am - 10am, all right?

1:37:371:37:40

SCATS TO JAZZ MUSIC

1:37:401:37:43

# I never stop... #

1:37:431:37:45

Which room, sir? In the corner.

1:37:591:38:01

You have to listen to me, all right? The international terminal in Miami.

1:38:011:38:05

Say it - no matter what. No matter what.

1:38:051:38:07

You're going to take a taxicab. I'm going to take a taxi.

1:38:071:38:09

You're going to be there at 10am. I'll be there 10am, no matter what.

1:38:091:38:12

In two days. Two days, Brenda. Two days.

1:38:121:38:14

In two days I'll be there, no matter what, at 10am.

1:38:141:38:17

We're not going to tell anyone, Brenda. You have to promise me now.

1:38:241:38:26

Wait, please! Before you go, please tell me your name.

1:38:261:38:30

Please tell me.

1:38:301:38:32

Frank William Abagnale Jr.

1:38:331:38:36

SHE SOBS

1:39:021:39:04

Brenda.

1:40:431:40:45

This guy's a no-show. He must have gotten wise to us.

1:40:571:40:59

We'll get him before he leaves the country.

1:40:591:41:03

He doesn't have a passport.

1:41:031:41:04

For the last six months he's gone to Harvard and Berkeley.

1:41:041:41:06

I'm betting he can get a passport.

1:41:061:41:08

So we have all our men waiting for him here in Miami International.

1:41:081:41:11

He's used it before, he knows the layout.

1:41:111:41:12

Miami police have offered us 50 uniform cops in two shifts of 25.

1:41:121:41:16

With our guys, that's almost 100 men in one airport.

1:41:161:41:18

Don't you think we should spread it around?

1:41:181:41:19

No, no, this is the exit point.

1:41:191:41:21

How do you know he hasn't driven to the airports in New York, Atlanta?

1:41:211:41:25

Because I'm not in New York, I'm not in Atlanta.

1:41:251:41:28

Yes, this is Frank Roberts

1:41:281:41:31

and I'm letting all the universities in the area know

1:41:311:41:33

that Pan Am will be initiating a new recruiting programme this year.

1:41:331:41:37

I'll be stopping by your campus tomorrow morning.

1:41:371:41:40

I'll be stopping by your campus tomorrow morning.

1:41:401:41:40

At the end of the day I'll be choosing eight young ladies

1:41:421:41:47

to be a part of... CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

1:41:471:41:49

..Pan Am's Future Stewardess Flight Crew Program.

1:41:491:41:53

Now, these eight young ladies will accompany me

1:41:531:41:55

on a two-month public relations tour through Europe.

1:41:551:41:58

EXCITED CHATTER

1:41:581:41:59

They will discover first-hand what it takes

1:41:591:42:02

to be a Pan American stewardess.

1:42:021:42:05

Give me at least two men...nah, one man per every two counters.

1:42:051:42:08

Mm-hm. All right?

1:42:081:42:11

Amdursky? Yeah.

1:42:111:42:13

Make sure your uniforms are covering the sidewalk entrances and exits.

1:42:131:42:18

Hey...let's have periodic sweeps of the men's lav.

1:42:181:42:24

What qualifies me to be a future stewardess?

1:42:241:42:27

Well, I think that I'm really friendly

1:42:271:42:30

and I can really help out

1:42:301:42:32

and make people feel welcome on the plane and...

1:42:321:42:35

We'll be travelling at 6,000 miles per hour at an altitude of 300ft.

1:42:351:42:39

# All my bags are packed

1:42:391:42:42

# I'm ready to go... #

1:42:421:42:44

HE PLAYS "Come Fly With Me"

1:42:441:42:46

Eileen Anderson. SCREAMING AND APPLAUSE

1:42:461:42:49

Miggy Acker. SCREAMING AND APPLAUSE

1:42:551:42:58

Debra Jo McMillan. SCREAMING AND APPLAUSE

1:43:011:43:04

Candy Haskin. SCREAMING

1:43:101:43:12

MUSIC: "Come Fly With Me" by Frank Sinatra

1:43:121:43:15

You see that blonde out front? Should have been a pilot.

1:44:081:44:11

Exactly.

1:44:111:44:12

WOMAN OVER PA: Mr Carl Hanratty, Please pick up a courtesy telephone.

1:44:121:44:15

Hanratty.

1:44:151:44:16

MAN: Carl, your walkie-talkie wasn't working.

1:44:161:44:18

There's a guy in a Pan Am uniform

1:44:181:44:19

sitting in a white coupe DeVille out front of terminal J.

1:44:191:44:22

That's the charter terminal.

1:44:221:44:24

Can you get a look at his face? He's got his pilot's cap on.

1:44:241:44:26

Carl, I think it's him.

1:44:261:44:28

SIREN WAILS

1:44:301:44:33

The DeVille! White coupe DeVille!

1:44:341:44:36

Get out of the car, Frank.

1:44:401:44:42

Frank! Step out of the car.

1:44:421:44:45

Keep your hands where I can see them.

1:44:461:44:48

Don't shoot at me, I'm just a driver.

1:44:481:44:50

A man paid me $100 to wear this and pick someone up at the airport.

1:44:501:44:52

Who are you picking up?

1:44:521:44:54

Hey!

1:44:551:44:56

South America, Australia, Singapore, Egypt.

1:45:191:45:22

The kid's gone completely out of control.

1:45:221:45:24

Why wasn't I called? Nobody was called, sir.

1:45:241:45:26

The banks didn't know what was happening till last week.

1:45:261:45:28

That's impossible.

1:45:281:45:29

They didn't call cos it's not counterfeiting - it's something else.

1:45:291:45:32

Well, what is he doing? He's making real cheques, sir.

1:45:321:45:34

These are so perfect the airline didn't know the difference.

1:45:341:45:36

The last cheque was cashed in Madrid a week ago.

1:45:361:45:38

My guess is he's still there. We have to leave now, sir - today.

1:45:381:45:41

Go where? Spain? You want to go to Spain?

1:45:411:45:43

Well, eventually he's got to go back to where the cheques were printed.

1:45:431:45:46

I think that's why he's moving back through Europe.

1:45:461:45:47

Look at the map, sir. He's making a circle. He's running out of cheques.

1:45:471:45:49

I know it's a long shot, sir, but if we could track him from Madrid,

1:45:491:45:53

sir, we could still catch him.

1:45:531:45:55

I'm sorry, Carl, if you couldn't catch him here,

1:45:551:45:56

you're not going to catch him there.

1:45:561:45:58

But, sir, are we going to let him get away?

1:45:581:45:59

No, Carl, YOU let him get away.

1:46:001:46:02

A perfect one-sixteenth all the way around.

1:46:431:46:48

Hmm...the colour separation is flawless.

1:46:481:46:52

There's no bleeding. Hmm.

1:46:551:46:56

Nobody does work like this in the States.

1:46:561:46:59

Nobody but us.

1:46:591:47:00

Where was it printed?

1:47:001:47:02

It was printed on a monster.

1:47:021:47:04

A monster. A Heidelberg, an Istra.

1:47:041:47:06

Heidelberg. A dinosaur - four colours.

1:47:061:47:09

You can smell the weight.

1:47:091:47:11

Two tons, without the ink.

1:47:111:47:13

Where do they do printing like this?

1:47:131:47:16

Germany, Great Britain.

1:47:161:47:17

France. PRINTERS: France!

1:47:171:47:21

France? Frank's mother said the name of a village in France

1:47:211:47:23

where they didn't have Sara Lee, the village where she met Frank's father.

1:47:231:47:26

Oh, yeah, I don't remember... It started with an M.

1:47:261:47:28

It was "Ma" something. Ma... Mr Fox?

1:47:281:47:31

Yes yes. "Question - you met your husband during the war?

1:47:311:47:33

"Answer - yes, I lived in a very small village in France -

1:47:331:47:35

"the kind of place where they never heard of Sara Lee."

1:47:351:47:38

Tell me you wrote down the name of the village, Mr Fox.

1:47:381:47:40

Montrichard.

1:47:421:47:44

CHOIR SINGS

1:47:441:47:46

MACHINERY CLATTERS

1:48:191:48:21

ALARM RINGS

1:48:341:48:36

Carl. CARL!

1:48:381:48:39

Merry Christmas!

1:48:411:48:43

How is it that we're always talking on Christmas, Carl?!

1:48:431:48:46

Every Christmas, I'm talking to you!

1:48:461:48:48

Put your shirt on, Frank, you're under arrest.

1:48:481:48:51

Hey, are you hungry? Do you want some beans, Carl?

1:48:511:48:53

They've got the best French beans here!

1:48:531:48:56

There's two dozen French police officers outside.

1:48:561:48:58

I gotta tell you, they're delicious. They wanted to bring you in.

1:48:581:49:01

Don't want the help of an American.

1:49:011:49:03

I told them I wouldn't bring them to you unless I could put the cuffs on you myself.

1:49:031:49:06

Do you have a gun?

1:49:061:49:08

No gun? No.

1:49:081:49:10

And you're telling me what - there's two dozen French police officers

1:49:121:49:17

out there right now on Christmas Eve?

1:49:171:49:18

That's what you're telling me? Yeah.

1:49:181:49:20

All right - all right, well, there's no windows here,

1:49:201:49:23

I'm going to take a look out the front door.

1:49:231:49:25

No, no! I told them I'd walk out first and give a signal.

1:49:251:49:28

Here, you can put these on yourself.

1:49:281:49:29

No, I can't do that. I can't do that.

1:49:291:49:32

You know why?

1:49:321:49:34

Because I think you're full of shit.

1:49:341:49:35

I don't think there's anyone else out there.

1:49:351:49:37

I think... I think it's just me and you.

1:49:371:49:40

That's right. I think it's just me and you.

1:49:401:49:42

And you know what? You're going to have to catch me yourself.

1:49:421:49:44

Now, we don't have time for this.

1:49:441:49:47

That's good, that's good.

1:49:471:49:49

Tell me what you want me to see, huh?

1:49:491:49:50

I wouldn't lie to you.

1:49:511:49:53

Look, you're wearing a wedding ring.

1:49:531:49:54

A wedding ring, Carl. You lied to me about that.

1:49:541:49:57

You lied to me about that! You asked me if I had a family.

1:49:571:49:59

I did, but I don't anymore.

1:49:591:50:02

PHONE RINGS

1:50:021:50:05

Yes. No, no, no, there is no problem. We're coming out right now.

1:50:101:50:13

FRANK LAUGHS

1:50:131:50:15

Oh, that was good. That was good.

1:50:151:50:17

What - did you pay some hotel desk clerk to make that call for you?

1:50:171:50:21

That was Captain Luc. I've got one minute to...

1:50:211:50:23

"Captain Luc"?

1:50:231:50:24

"Captain Luc"? Oooh, Captain Luc.

1:50:241:50:26

Well, Carl, I've got to say that sounds pretty official to me,

1:50:261:50:29

but like I said, I think it's just me and you here, just me and you,

1:50:291:50:32

so you're going to have to catch me.

1:50:321:50:34

Frank... Frank, you have to trust me on this.

1:50:341:50:37

These people have been embarrassed, Frank. They're angry.

1:50:371:50:40

You rob their banks, you steal their money, you live in their country.

1:50:401:50:42

I told you that this was what was going to happen,

1:50:421:50:45

that there was no other way for it to end.

1:50:451:50:47

Don't make a mistake!

1:50:471:50:49

That's good. That's good, Carl, you know?

1:50:491:50:52

Keep pushing that lie.

1:50:521:50:54

Keep pushing it. Keep pushing till you make it true.

1:50:541:50:56

They're gonna kill ya!

1:50:561:50:58

You walk out that door, they're going to kill you.

1:50:581:51:02

Is that the truth?

1:51:061:51:07

Yeah.

1:51:111:51:13

Do you have any children, Carl?

1:51:181:51:20

I have a four-year-old daughter.

1:51:201:51:22

You swear on your daughter?

1:51:241:51:25

You swear?

1:51:281:51:30

You swear?

1:51:351:51:36

CHOIR SINGS

1:51:471:51:50

That was really good, Carl.

1:52:071:52:09

SIREN WAILS

1:52:101:52:12

MAN SHOUTS IN FRENCH

1:52:161:52:19

I got him. I got him. It's all right!

1:52:191:52:21

It's all right. I got him.

1:52:231:52:25

SPEAKS FRENCH

1:52:251:52:27

Hey, I want it on the record...

1:52:281:52:31

Frank Abagnale surrendered of his own accord.

1:52:311:52:33

Understood? Understood?

1:52:331:52:35

Where are you taking him? I'm supposed to go.

1:52:351:52:37

Where are you taking him?

1:52:391:52:40

Let me in the car. Let me in the car.

1:52:401:52:42

Hey, let me in the car!

1:52:421:52:44

Don't worry, Frank, I'll have you extradited back to the United States.

1:52:481:52:51

Don't worry. SIREN WAILS

1:52:511:52:54

Carl...

1:53:121:53:15

Carl...you have to remember to let me call my father when we land.

1:53:151:53:20

I just want to talk to him before he sees me on television

1:53:201:53:23

or something like that.

1:53:231:53:24

Carl, look - that's La Guardia right there.

1:53:341:53:38

Runway 44.

1:53:381:53:39

Frank, your father is dead.

1:53:391:53:42

I'm sorry.

1:53:421:53:45

I didn't want to say anything until we got closer to home.

1:53:451:53:47

He...he fell down some steps at Grand Central Station

1:53:471:53:51

trying to catch a train.

1:53:511:53:54

I didn't want to be the one to tell you.

1:53:541:53:57

You're lying, right?

1:53:571:53:58

You said I could talk to him.

1:54:001:54:03

Carl, who are you to say something like that, huh?

1:54:031:54:05

Who are you to say something like that? You said I could talk to him.

1:54:051:54:08

He fell and he broke his neck. I'm sorry.

1:54:081:54:11

I'm really sorry.

1:54:131:54:14

Goddammit!

1:54:251:54:27

Carl, I'm gonna be sick. Carl, I gotta go to the bathroom.

1:54:271:54:32

I'm gonna be sick. Sure. Let's go in the bathroom.

1:54:321:54:35

Goddammit.

1:54:421:54:43

FRANK JR BANGS ON DOOR

1:54:471:54:50

(Oh, Daddy.)

1:55:011:55:03

You'll have to take your seat, sir. I've told you twice, we're landing.

1:55:061:55:08

Sorry. Thank you. ALL of you.

1:55:081:55:10

Frank, come on, now. Frank?

1:55:101:55:12

We're landing in six minutes.

1:55:121:55:14

All of you need to be in your seats with your seatbelts fastened.

1:55:141:55:17

Frank!

1:55:171:55:18

Frank! Frank!

1:55:491:55:51

All right, remain seated, everyone, please. FBI - stay seated.

1:55:561:56:00

Please remain seated. Stay seated.

1:56:081:56:09

STEWARDESS: You must stay seated

1:56:091:56:11

until the aircraft has come to a complete stop.

1:56:111:56:13

God almighty.

1:56:131:56:14

# Chestnuts roasting on an open fire... #

1:56:161:56:19

BLOWS HARMONICA

1:56:521:56:54

What's your name?

1:57:011:57:03

Where's your mommy?

1:57:071:57:08

Hands behind your head!

1:57:491:57:50

Carl...get me in the car, please.

1:57:501:57:54

Get me in the car.

1:57:541:57:56

Put him in.

1:57:571:57:58

MAN: Taking into account the gravity of these crimes,

1:58:151:58:17

your history of bold and elusive behaviour

1:58:171:58:21

and your complete lack of respect for the laws of the United States,

1:58:211:58:25

I have no choice but to ignore your request to be treated as a minor

1:58:251:58:30

and sentence you to 12 years in Atlanta's maximum-security prison

1:58:301:58:35

and recommend strongly that you be kept in isolation

1:58:351:58:39

for the entirety of that sentence.

1:58:391:58:41

Merry Christmas, Frank.

1:59:221:59:24

Hey, I got you some comic books.

1:59:261:59:28

How's your daughter? What was her name?

1:59:351:59:37

Grace.

1:59:371:59:40

Well, I don't know, she lives with her mother in Chicago.

1:59:401:59:42

I don't get to see her much.

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What's in the briefcase? Oh, I'm on my way to the airport.

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It's a paperhanger who's working his way through Minnesota.

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Oh, jeez, he's driving us crazy.

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You got any of the cheques?

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Yeah, I got a counterfeit that he drew on Great Lake Savings and Loan.

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See, he's just using a stencil machine and an Underwood.

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It's a teller at the bank.

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Say again? It's definitely a teller, Carl.

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I mean, banks, they always use hand stamps for the dates, see?

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They get used over and over again, so they always get worn out

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and the numbers are always cracking.

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The sixes and the nines, see, they go first.

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Thanks.

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BUZZER SOUNDS

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I'd like you to take a look at something for me.

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Tell me what you think.

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It's a fake.

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How do you know? You haven't looked at it.

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Well, there's no perforated edge, right?

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I mean, this cheque was hand cut, not fed.

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The paper is double-bonded, much too heavy to be a bank cheque.

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Magnetic ink, it's raised against my fingers instead of flat.

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HE SNIFFS

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And this doesn't smell like MICR, it's some kind of a drafting ink,

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you know, the kind you get at a stationery store.

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Frank...would you be interested

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in working with the FBI's financial crimes unit?

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I already got a job here, you know - I deliver the mail.

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Frank, we have the power to take you out of prison.

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You'd be placed in the custody of the FBI

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where you'd serve out the remainder of your sentence

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as an employee of the Federal Government.

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Under whose custody?

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Hi, I'm Frank Abagnale.

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I'm supposed to start work here today.

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It's a tour company operating out of a BBI.

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Sir, Mr Abagnale is here. I'm going to call you back.

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Carl. Welcome to the FBI.

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I'll show you where you're working.

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Carl...how long do I have to work here?

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It's 8.15 in the morning till 5 in the afternoon.

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45 minutes for lunch.

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No... I mean, how long?

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Every day. Every day, Frank, till we let you go.

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Yeah? Hey, Carl.

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Hi.

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What are you doing?

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It's not a good time, Frank. I'm clearing my desk for the weekend.

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Carl, you mind if I come to work with you tomorrow?

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Tomorrow? It's Saturday.

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I'm flying to Chicago to see my daughter.

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I'll be back to work on Monday. Are you going to see Grace, huh?

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Well, that's the plan.

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So what should I do till Monday?

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I'm sorry, kid, I can't help you there. Excuse me.

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PHONE RINGS

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This is Hanratty.

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Well, yeah, put him on.

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Mr Sawyer...how are you?

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I have a half a dozen more cheques on that tour operator at the BBI.

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WOMAN OVER PA: American Airlines 355

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servicing Chicago and San Francisco is now open for passenger check-in.

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How did you do it, Frank?

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How did you pass the bar in Louisiana?

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What are you doing here?

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Listen...I'm sorry I put you through all this.

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You go back to Europe, you're going to die in Perpignan Prison.

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If you try to run here in the States, we'll send you back to Atlanta for 50 years.

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I know that.

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I spent four years trying to arrange your release.

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I had to convince my bosses at the FBI

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and the attorney-general of the United States you wouldn't run.

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Why'd you do it?

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You're just a kid. I'm not YOUR kid.

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You said you were going to Chicago.

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My daughter can't see me this weekend, she's going skiing.

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You said she was four years old. You're lying.

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She was four when I left. Now she's 15.

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My wife's been remarried for 11 years.

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I see Grace every now and again.

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I don't understand. Sure, you do.

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Sometimes it's easier living the lie.

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I'm going to let you fly tonight, Frank.

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I'm not even going to try to stop you,

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because I know you'll be back on Monday.

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Yeah? How do you know I'll come back?

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Look.

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Frank....nobody's chasing you.

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WOMAN ON PA: American Airlines Flight 131 to Pittsburgh

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is now ready for boarding.

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Passengers with boarding passes please proceed to gate 23A.

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Alice, has he still not called?

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No, he hasn't.

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Good morning.

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I've called this meeting to discuss

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a new type of cheque fraud and counterfeiting

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in which the unsub is washing and altering cheques

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and then passing them throughout Arizona.

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This unsub is a big dog, passing cheques as large as five figures.

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DOOR OPENS

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Sorry I'm late.

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Sorry.

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We have a recovered cheque on Agent Rayder's desk.

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Why don't we step out to the bullpen?

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There's impressions on every line.

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Looks like the original amount was for $60.

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Mind if I take a look?

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Cashed in Flagstaff a week ago.

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Cost the bank $16,000.

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It's a real cheque.

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Yeah. Yeah, it's been washed.

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The only thing original is the signature.

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But it's perfect, Carl. I mean, this isn't hydrochloride or bleach.

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No, something new.

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Maybe a nail polish remover

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where the acetone removes the ink that's not been printed.

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How did you do it, Frank?

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How did you cheat on the bar exam in Louisiana?

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I didn't cheat.

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I studied for two weeks and I passed.

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Is that the truth, Frank? Is that the truth?

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I'll bet this guy steals cheques out of mailboxes,

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he washes off their names and he puts on his own.

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Are you saying that he's a local?

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Well if it were me, you know, I'd call the bank first,

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I'd check out the balance.

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Make sure there's enough money in there to make it worth your while.

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Exactly.

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You know, Carl, I think this guy's pretty smart.

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Huh, I guess all we have to do now is catch him.

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We'll start first thing in the morning.

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Before I met you, I was a civilised woman.

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Fear makes animals of us all.

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Amazing true crime story about teenage con man Frank Abagnale Jr who cashed fake cheques worth over 2.5 million dollars while disguised as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer - and the FBI agent who is determined to catch him.