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Catch Me If You Can (TV Series) by CBS and HBO Films

In 1963, teenaged Frank Abagnale lives in New Rochelle, New York with his father Frank Abagnale, Sr., and French mother Paula. When Frank Sr. is denied a business loan at Chase Manhattan Bank due to unknown difficulties with the IRS, the family is forced to move from their large home to a small apartment. Paula carries on an affair with Jack, a friend of her husband. Meanwhile, Frank poses as a substitute teacher in his French class. Frank met his high school friend, Preston Fleischer, who gives him for a friendship for his father after his mother died when he was a little boy. Frank's parents file for divorce, and Frank runs away. When he runs out of money, he begins relying on confidence scams to get by. Soon, Frank's cons increase and he even impersonates an airline pilot. He forges Pan Am payroll checks and succeeds in stealing over $2.8 million.

Meanwhile, Carl Hanratty, an FBI bank fraud agent, begins tracking Frank. Carl and Frank meet at a hotel, where Frank convinces Carl his name is Barry Allen of the Secret Service, and that he was also after the fraud. Frank leaves, Carl angrily realizing a minute too late that he has been fooled. Later, at Christmas, Carl is still at work when Frank calls him, attempting to apologize for duping Carl. Carl rejects his apology and tells him he will soon be caught, but laughs when he realizes Frank actually called him because he has no one else to talk to. Frank hangs up, and Carl continues to investigate, suddenly realizing (thanks to a waiter) that the name “Barry Allen” is from the Flash comic books and that Frank is actually a teenager.

Frank, meanwhile, has expanded his con to include the identities of a doctor and lawyer. While playing Dr. Frank Conners, he falls in love with Brenda. Later, Preston was listening by Carl and Frank, Sr. where Frank is and he's going to warned Frank and he wrote the letter to work for Marine Corps in Vietnam. While asking her father's permission to marry her, he admits the truth about himself and asks for help with the Louisiana State Bar exam. Carl tracks him to his engagement party and Frank is able to sneak out a bedroom window minutes before Carl bursts in. Before leaving, Frank makes Brenda promise to meet him in Miami two days later so they can elope. Frank sees her waiting for him two days later, but also notices plainclothes agents waiting to arrest him; realizing he has been set up, he escapes on a flight to Europe.

Seven months later, Carl shows his boss that Frank has been forging checks all over western Europe and asks permission to go to Europe to look for him. When his boss refuses, Carl brings Frank's checks to printing professionals who claim that the checks were printed in France. From an interview with Frank's mother, Carl remembers that she was actually born in Montrichard, France. He goes there and locates Frank, and tells him that the French police will kill him if he does not go with Carl quietly. Frank assumes he is lying at first, but Carl promises Frank he would never lie to him, and Carl takes him outside, where the French police escort him to prison.

The scene then flashes forward to a plane returning Frank home from prison, where Carl informs him that his father has died. Grief-stricken, Frank escapes from the plane and goes back to his old house, where he finds his mother with the man she left his father for, as well as a girl who Frank realizes is his half-sister. Preston found Frank and he's taking him to his apartment in San Francisco, California. He found the job in San Francisco Chronicle before Preston's father arrived to coached by the police, the armies, the firefighters, the FBI Agents, and the police dogs. Frank gives himself up and is sentenced to 12 years in prison, getting visits from time to time from Carl. When Frank points out how one of the checks Carl is carrying as evidence is fake, Carl convinces the FBI to offer Frank a deal by which he can live out the remainder of his sentence working for the bank fraud department of the FBI, which Frank accepts. While working at the FBI, Frank misses the thrill of the chase and even attempts to fly as an airline pilot again. He is cornered by Carl, who insists that Frank will return to the FBI job since no one is chasing him. On the following Monday, Carl is nervous that Frank has not yet arrived at work. However, Frank eventually arrives and they discuss their next case.

Director Results

Director Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Jj Abrams 100% 

Cast Results

Frank William Abagnale, Jr. Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Nolan Gould 100% 

Carl Hanratty Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. George Clooney 100% 

Preston Fleischer Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Kj Apa 100% 

Frank William Abagnale, Sr. Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Hugh Jackman 100% 

Paula Abagnale Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Naomi Scott 100% 

Jack Barnes Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Kurt Russell 100% 

Brenda Strong Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Peyton List 100% 

Roger Strong Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Kevin Spacey 50% 
  2. 2. Tom Hanks 50% 

Carol Strong Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Julianne Moore 100% 

Agent Earl Amdursky Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Kevin James 100% 

Agent Tom Fox Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Chris Pine 100% 

Special Agent Witkins Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Johnny Depp 50% 
  2. 2. David Arquette 50% 

Cheryl Ann Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Zara Larsson 100% 

Warden Garren Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Dennis Quaid 100% 

Principal Evans Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. J.k. Simmons 100% 

Mrs. Glasser Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Meryl Streep 100% 

Eddie Fleischer, Preston's Dad Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Matthew Modine 100% 

Dr. Ashland Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Chris Pine 100% 

Dr. Harris Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Zachary Quinto 100% 

French Policeman Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Alec Baldwin 100% 

San Francisco Chronicle Manager Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Patrick Duffy 100% 

Miss Winslet, Preston's Apartment Manager Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Victoria Principal 100% 

Jim Garrison Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. Karl Urban 100% 

Governor Ronald Reagan Total Votes: 1

  1. 1. David Duchovny 100% 

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