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Catch me if you can
Transcript of Catch me if you can
She rushes Frank into marriage and introduces him to her parents.One day two lovers go out and Frank confessed his true identity. Rosalie is shocked and she flees Frank. rosalie is not what Frank thought and he leaves her but could not forget her as she was the first one who he really loved Monique and her Family Frank meets Monique at the airport and he is mesmerized by Monique so much that he does not remember anything that happened in the bar. Moreover Frank thinked that “she had all of Rosalie’s charms and qualities and none of Rosalie’s inhibitions” but she did and after three days she took him to her parents.Frank is really interested in “Papa lavalier” and increases his relation with Him. Monique’s father started trusting on frank blindfolded and did everything what Frank said but did not know that if Frank can con his father then he can also con him.Actually it seemed the same case as he did to Rosalie but now he used the other characters in the story for his own interest . So Monique’s family unintentionally played a great role in helping Frank to carry out his cons in Paris. Sean O'Riley Sean is really determined and reputed Agent as he is asked to leave all his work and just concentrate on Frank’s case. Because the upper authorities think that he is the only one who can trace him . Moreover Frank is also aware of the fact that Sean is really a good cop and he uses his name and calls Sean O’Riley office to make the lieutenant believe that he is actually a prison inspector.But actually he was unable to catch Frank and arrived at the situation after Frank has played his con. Jan Lundstrom She is straightforward ,intelligent and caring police officer. She tells Frank that if he tries to escape they have to shoot him. She tries to protect and suggest Frank what is good for him. She is kind towards her prisoners even though they were criminals. She was always a fine and gracious person, a lovely and helpful friend . Frank also admires her as a friend as he will never forget her in his life. San Francisco, California Summaries Remember This! Chapter 6, "Paperhanger in a Rolls-Royce"
Frank decides to take his criminal activities to the next level. The small $100 personal checks he used to forge are worthless compared to the money he might rake in with fake corporate checks. Frank justifies upping his criminal activity by stating that the legal penalty is the same for forging $100 check as for forging a $5,000 check. Frank's company loyalty to Pan Am inspires him to fix a Pan Am "Expense Check." His reasonable assumption is that an expense return check will look different from a standard payroll check, thus even bank clerks familiar with Pan American payroll checks will not become suspicious. Frank prints five hundred checks using a machine called an I-tek camera. Frank cloaks his crudely drafted expense check in a Pan Am envelope, which he mails to himself. The young pilot, Frank Williams, has no trouble convincing a female bank clerk in Eureka, California to cash his check for $568.70.Frank makes a mistake on his check he cashed so he had to impersonate a FBI agent. Frank also meets a lovely woman named Rosalie who he reveals his secret to. The woman tells the police where Frank is and Frank has to leave. Chapter 7, "How to Tour Europe on a Felony a Day"
By the time Frank jumps the border into Mexico in 1967; he has accumulated assets of $500,000 through his check forging scheme. He perfects a check routing system that keeps checks floating through the bank system for at least a week. Frank is the first check forger to manipulate the routing numbers on the bottom of the checks. Frank is determined to get out of the country. He obtains a visa to visit Mexico made by a woman named Miss Gunderson. Under the name Frank Williams and decides to worry about a passport after he leaves the United States. In Mexico City, he scores an unexpected bonus. He meets a Pan Am stewardess working for Air France on holiday and has the opportunity to cash her paycheck for her. He gives her $288.15 and in exchange gets a real Pan Am payroll check to use as a template for future forgeries Mexico Chapter 8, "A Small Crew Will Do - It's Just a Paper Airplane" Summary and Analysis
Frank grows tired of traveling alone. As a pilot, he is regularly questioned as to the location of his crew. He thinks a crew would make his check-cashing scam more believable. He chooses eight stewardesses by tricking them they modeling for a brochure. They needed id cards so he asked Papa Lavalier to make them. Frank also notices the way stewardesses treat their pilots and he desires a similar staff. He decides to let Pan Am supply him with a flight crew. From West Berlin, he flies to New York and contacts the Pan Am offices pretending to be a university placement director. Frank learns that Pan Am regularly sends recruiting teams each fall to the University of Arizona. Frank contacts the University of Arizona and explains that in addition to the regular recruiters, this year Pan Am is also sending actual flight personnel to the campus to interview prospective pilots and stewardesses. Mr Cashman gets robbed of $75000 by frank who conned him under the name of Bob Leeman. University of Arizona Chapter 8, "A Small Crew Will Do - It's Just a Paper Airplane" Summary and Analysis
Frank grows tired of traveling alone. As a pilot, he is regularly questioned as to the location of his crew. He thinks a crew would make his check-cashing scam more believable. He chooses eight stewardesses by tricking them they modeling for a brochure. They needed id cards so he asked Papa Lavier to make them. Frank also notices the way stewardesses treat their pilots and he desires a similar staff. He decides to let Pan Am supply him with a flight crew. From West Berlin, he flies to New York and contacts the Pan Am offices pretending to be a university placement director. Frank learns that Pan Am regularly sends recruiting teams each fall to the University of Arizona. Frank contacts the University of Arizona and explains that in addition to the regular recruiters, this year Pan Am is also sending actual flight personnel to the campus to interview prospective pilots and stewardesses. Mr Cashman gets robbed of $7500 by frank who conned him under the name of Bob Leeman. Montpelier, France Chapter 9, "Does This Tab Include the Tip?"
Frank Abagnale, seeks to present his dishonest life in exciting packaging. Interestingly, this is the same approach Frank uses to pass fake checks. Frank flies to Montpellier in France which is where his maternal grandparents live. The population is about 80,000. Later frank is taken to a jail named Perpignan Prison. Frank stayed in the prison for 1 year before he was released. During his stay in the prison, Frank is visited by Peter Ramsey who works for the American Consulate. Sweden Chapter 10, "Put Out an APB - Frank Abagnale Has Escaped!" Summary and Analysis
Frank stares at the Swedish officer who is showing him the first bit of courtesy and kindness he has received since his arrest in France. Frank is once again in prison but this time it's in Sweden. She introduces herself as Jan Lundstrtzm and explains that she and the other female officer are prepared to escort Frank to Sweden where he faces a criminal proceeding. The French officers remove the chains and turn Frank over to the two women. Jan explains to Frank that the Swedish police rarely uses restraints, but she assures him both she and her partner carry guns and are prepared to use them if Frank attempts to escape. Frank doubts she would actually use her weapon on him but nods his understanding. On the plane, the women give Frank their airline meals. The food is the best he has eaten since being imprisoned at Perpignan. With the help of a Swedish judge Frank's sentence is reduced while in the states. When Frank was in jail he had two occupations, he worked in a parachute factory and studied in a university. In the france prison Frank had only served 6 months but he thought it was 1 year. Major Themes Broken Homes One of the most important themes in "Catch Me If You Can" is about how a troubled childhood can affect one's life drastically. Frank Abagnale's parents divorced when he was only 14 years old, leaving the decision for him to live with his mother or father. He chose his father as he was more fond of him, and his other siblings had chosen his mother. Because of the destruction of his family life, Frank starts commiting small crimes like stealing candy to sneaking into movies, eventually frauding banks, impersonating pilots, doctors, lawyers, and attorneys. Travelling over 1,000,000 miles on 250 flights, and visting 26 countries.
" I stole every nickel and blew it on fine threads, luxurious lodgings, fantastic foxes, and other sensual goodies. I partied in every capital in Europe and basked on all of the world's most famous beaches." -Frank Abagnale Broken Homes Identity As Frank struggles with coping with living alone, and on the run from the police and his family, he struggles to find who he really is. Posing as different professionals, Frank cannot lie to those who are close to him trying to build a relationship. Franks lowest point of him struggling to find out who he is when he told his fiance Rosalie that he wasn't an airline pilot, but a lying con artist. When Frank returned to her house the next day he saw an FBI car sitting in her driveway. Frank quickly fled the scene and took a flight across the country never to see Rosalie again. Addiction Addiction It started out with Frank trying to find his identity, he developed and addiction to beautiful women, he started conning money from his dad to pay for dates with these women and buying them gifts. As Frank became more dependent on his addiction he brought his crime to the next level, his lady friends on the run helped him as he would spend nights at their house even years after talking to them and stashing money with them, without them knowing it. This addiction for crime that Frank developed pushed him further and further down the road of crime until he could not turn around anymore. Even then he was pushed a step further to becoming the most wanted con artist in the world. Where is Frank Abagnale? Critical Analysis The novel, "Catch Me If Can" is an interesting story about Frank W. Abagnale. A person who traveled around the world stealing money while impersonating a pilot, a doctor, a university teacher, a lawyer, and an FBI agent. Although the writer has written a novel full of detail and suspense, he tended to spend too much time focusing on frivolous details. Other then that the writer did a good job making the book exciting and interesting to read. True Story of Real Fake NODOBY KNOWS!