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The book details the life of Frank Abagnale, who was one of the most famous con-artists in the 20th century. He assumed various jobs, such as pretending to be a Pan Am pilot, a doctor, a teacher, and an attorney.
Plot[ edit ] Frank W. Abagnale is devastated when his parents decide to divorce. He runs away from home and starts cashing fake checks.
He uses this in his advantage by pretending to be a 26 year old. He goes to the airport and does some research. After some time he is able to fake a pilot license.
Frank abuses the right pilots have to fly for free. He travels throughout the United States and cashes fraudulent checks everywhere, in every city he passes. During his adventures he makes many friends and girlfriends.
In some cities he stays for a few days, in others he stays longer. Eventually, Abagnale settles in the city of River Bend. This is a mistake: His neighbor is also a doctor.
After some time they become friends and Frank goes to the hospital. There he is welcomed warmly; soon, he begins spending a lot of time in the hospital.
In the hospital he meets Brenda Strong, whom he starts dating. His relationship with Brenda is different from other relationships he has had.
He continues his journey in the United States. At a particular moment he also fakes a Harvard diploma to pose as an attorney. A few months later he starts feeling the urge to cross the Atlantic and go to Europe.
Frank forges a passport and flies to France. In Europe, he continues traveling and forging and cashing checks. Later, when he goes back to the United States, he goes to a flight attendant school and makes his own fake crew: He tells the students he needs a new crew to take pictures for advertising.
With his crew, he feels confident enough to cash even bigger checks. When his crew leaves and he restarts his con, the police gets closer to finding Frank.
After staying there for six months he returns to the United States. Once back in the United States he escapes from prison twice, but is caught both times. He serves four years of his year sentence in prison. After being released, Frank has a hard time finding a job.
He figures he should use his talents for a new job and starts his own firm. He now visits banks to teach the personnel how to recognize fraudulent checks. I believe he did a great job of telling the story, but he also over-dramatized and exaggerated some of the story. That was his style and what the editor wanted.
He always reminded me that he was just telling a story and not writing my biography. The film is based upon his life and the autobiography and is mainly true to the source as Abagnale was a consultant to the writers, but some of the details were changed to create a more dramatic narrative for film.Abstract.
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