Catch Me If You Can | 2002

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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Main Plot

Barely 21 yet, Frank is a skilled forger who has passed as a doctor, lawyer and pilot. FBI agent Carl becomes obsessed with tracking down the con man, who only revels in the pursuit.


  • Leonardo DiCaprio plays Frank Abagnale Jr., a talented con artist who poses as a pilot, doctor, and lawyer.
  • Tom Hanks portrays the FBI agent Carl Hanratty, who relentlessly pursues the young con artist Frank Abagnale Jr.
  • Christopher Walken plays the role of Frank Abagnale Sr., the father of the main character, Frank Abagnale Jr.

Ending Explained

In the ending of "Catch Me If You Can," Frank Abagnale Jr., a master con artist, is finally caught by FBI agent Carl Hanratty. However, instead of being arrested, Frank is offered a job at the FBI, using his skills to help catch other fraudsters. The film ends with Frank successfully turning his life around, becoming an authority on forgery and fraud.

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Steven Spielberg Leonardo DiCaprio Tom Hanks Christopher Walken