Top Catch Me If You Can Movie Quotes and Sayings Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.
A seasoned FBI agent pursues Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully forged millions of dollars’ worth of checks while posing as a Pan Am pilot, a doctor, and a legal prosecutor.
Starred by Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken
[LAST TITLE CARD]: For his services, these companies pay Frank Abagnale Jr. millions of dollars a year.
[LAST TITLE CARD]: Frank and Carl remain close friends to this day.
Frank Abagnale, Jr.: Dr. Harris, do you concur?
Doctor Harris: Yes?
Frank Abagnale, Jr.: Do you concur?
Doctor Harris: [confused] Concur with what, sir?
Carl Hanratty: But, sir, we’re gonna let him getaway.
Assistant Director Marsh: No, Carl, you let him getaway.
Sentencing Judge: taking into account the gravity of these crimes, your history of bold and elusive behavior, and your complete lack of respect for the laws of the United States. I have no choice but to ignore your request to be treated as a minor, and sentence you to twelve years in Atlanta’s maximum-security prison, and recommend strongly that you be kept in isolation for the entirety of that sentence.
Carl: I love my job!
Tom Fox: He doesn’t have a passport.
Carl Hanratty: For the last six months, he’s gone to Harvard and Berkeley. I’m betting he can get a passport.
Frank Abagnale, Jr.: [as Frank Conners] Your honor, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is irrefutable evidence that the defendant is, in fact, lying.
Judge: Mr. Conners, this is a preliminary hearing. There is no… defendant. There is no… jury. It’s just me. Son… what in the HELL is wrong with you?
Frank Abagnale Sr.: She’s so stubborn, your mother. Don’t worry, I won’t let her go without a fight. I’ve been fighting for her since the day we met.
Frank Abagnale, Jr.: Dad, out of all those men – you were the one who took her home, remember that.
Carl Hanratty: How’d you do it, Frank? How did you cheat on the bar exam in Louisiana?
Frank Abagnale, Jr.: [In a letter] Dear Dad, you always told me that an honest man has nothing to fear, so I’m trying my best not to be afraid.
Principal Evans: Mr. and Mrs. Abagnale, this is not a question of your son’s attendance. I regret to inform you that, for the past week, Frank has been teaching Mrs. Glasser’s French class.
Paula Abagnale: He what?
Principal Evans: Your son has been pretending to be a substitute teacher, lecturing the students, uh, giving out homework, uh. Mrs. Glasser has been ill, there was some confusion with the real sub. Your son held a teacher-parent conference yesterday and was planning a class field trip to a French bread factory in Trenton.
Frank Abagnale Sr.: Two little mice fell in a bucket of cream. The first mouse quickly gave up and drowned. The second mouse, wouldn’t quit. He struggled so hard that eventually he churned that cream into butter and crawled out. Gentlemen, as of this moment, I am that second mouse.
Carl Hanratty: Well, would you like to hear me tell a joke?
Earl Amdursky: Yeah. Yeah, we’d love to hear a joke from you.
Carl Hanratty: Knock knock.
Earl Amdursky: Who’s there?
Carl Hanratty: Go f**k yourselves.
Frank Abagnale Sr.: You know why the Yankees always win, Frank?
Frank Abagnale, Jr.: ‘Cause they have Mickey Mantle?
Frank Abagnale Sr.: No, it’s ’cause the other teams can’t stop staring at those damn pinstripes.
Frank Abagnale, Jr.: [whispering to Joanna] Hey… You should fold it.
Frank Abagnale, Jr.: That note. It’s a fake, right? You should fold it.
Joanna: It’s… It’s a note from my mom. I have a doctor’s appointment.
Frank Abagnale, Jr.: Yeah, but there’s no crease in the paper. When your mom hands you a note to miss school, the first thing you do is, you fold it and you put it in your pocket. I mean, if it’s real, where’s the crease?
[Joanna folds note to give it a crease]
Roger Strong: Frank, would you like to say grace?
Roger Strong: Unless you’re not comfortable.
Frank Abagnale, Jr.: Absolutely. Two little mice fell into a bucket of cream. The first mouse quickly gave up and drowned, but the second mouse, he struggled so hard that he eventually churned that cream into butter and he walked out. Amen.
[All say: Amen]
Carol Strong: Oh, that was beautiful. The mouse, he churned that cream into butter.
Frank Abagnale Jr.: Ah, people only know what you tell them, Carl.
Carl Hanratty: Tell me this, Barry Allen, Secret Service. How did you know I wouldn’t look in your wallet?
Frank Abagnale, Jr.: The same reason the Yankees always win. Nobody can keep their eyes off the pinstripes.
Carl Hanratty: The Yankees win because they have Mickey Mantle.
Assistant Director Marsh: [Carl and Mr. Marsh are visiting Frank in prison; Carl hopes to convince the FBI to let Frank out of prison] I’d like for you to take a look at something, tell me what you think.
Frank Abagnale, Jr.: [Marsh hands Frank a fake check as Carl looks on] It’s a fake.
Assistant Director Marsh: How do you know? You haven’t looked at it.
Frank Abagnale, Jr.: There’s no perforated edge, right? This check was hand-cut, not fed. The paper’s double-bonded, much too heavy to be a bank check. Magnetic ink, it’s raised against my fingers, not flat. This doesn’t smell like MICR, it’s some kind of, uh, some kind of drafting ink. The kind you get at a stationery store.
Assistant Director Marsh: Frank, would you be interested in working for the FBI’s Financial Crimes Unit?
Frank Abagnale, Jr.: I’ve already got a job here, you know. I, uh, deliver the mail.
Assistant Director Marsh: Frank, we have the power to take you out of prison. You’d be placed in the custody of the FBI where you’d serve out the remainder of your sentence as an employee of the Federal Government.
Frank Abagnale, Jr.: Under whose custody?
[Carl raises his hand]
Paula Abagnale: Just tell me how much he owes and I’ll pay you back.
Carl Hanratty: So far, it’s about 1.3 million dollars.
Frank Abagnale Sr.: Two-hundred men sitting in that tiny social hall watching her dance. What was the name of that town?
Frank Abagnale, Jr.: Montrichard, Dad.
Frank Abagnale Sr.: I didn’t speak a word of French, six weeks later she was my wife.
Frank Abagnale, Jr.: Brenda, I don’t want to lie to you anymore. All right? I’m not a doctor. I never went to medical school. I’m not a lawyer, or a Harvard graduate, or a Lutheran. Brenda, I ran away from home a year and a half ago when I was 16.
Brenda Strong: Frank? Frank? You’re not a Lutheran?
Frank Abagnale, Jr.: [when Carl catches up to him in the print shop in Montrichard] Carl? Carl! Merry Christmas! How is it we’re always talking on Christmas, Carl? Every Christmas, I’m talking to you!
Carl Hanratty: Put your shirt on, Frank. You’re under arrest.
Frank Abagnale, Jr.: Stop chasing me!
Carl Hanratty: I can’t stop, it’s my job.
Frank Abagnale, Jr.: The truth is I’m not a doctor or a lawyer. I’m not an airline pilot. I’m nothing really. I’m just a kid in love with your daughter.
Frank Abagnale Sr.: Do you know what would happen if the IRS found out I was driving around in a new coupe? I took the train here, Frank. I’m taking the train home.
Earl Amdursky: [while Carl is setting the trap for Frank at the Miami airport] Why won’t he just take a taxi to New York or Atlanta?
Carl Hanratty: Because *I’m* not in New York. *I’m* not in Atlanta.
Carl Hanratty: Our unknown subject is a paperhanger who started working on the East Coast. In the last few weeks, this unsub has developed a new form of check fraud which I’m calling “the float”. What he’s doing is opening checking accounts at various banks then changing the MICR ink routing numbers at the bottom of those checks. Next slide, please. This is a map of the 12 banks of the U.S. Federal Reserve. Slide. MICR scanners at every bank read these numbers at the bottom of the check – slide – and they ship that check off to its corresponding branch.
Special Agent Witkins: Carl, for those of us who are unfamiliar with bank fraud you mind telling us what the hell you’re talking about?
Carl Hanratty: The East Coast branches are numbered zero-one to zero-six. The central branch is zero-seven, zero-eight so on, so forth.
Special Agent Witkins: You mean the numbers at the bottom of a check actually mean something?
Carl Hanratty: All of this was in the report I filed two days ago. If you change a zero-two to a one-two that means a check, which was cashed in New York Federal Branch but it is rerouted all the way to San Francisco Federal Branch. The bank doesn’t even know the check has bounced for two weeks, which means our unsub can stay in one place, paper the same city over and over again, while his checks circle the country.
Frank Abagnale, Jr.: Christ! Terry! This is an Italian knit.
Frank Abagnale, Jr.: [of the FBI] Carl, how long do I have to work here?
Carl Hanratty: 7:15 in the morning, 4:00 in the afternoon, 45 minutes for lunch.
Frank Abagnale, Jr.: I mean, how long?
Carl Hanratty: Every day. Every day, Frank, until we let you go.
Frank Abagnale Sr.: Where’s your mother?
Frank Abagnale, Jr.: I don’t know. She said something about going to look for a job.
Frank Abagnale Sr.: What’s she gonna be, a shoe salesman at a centipede farm?
talking on the phone on Christmas Eve
Carl Hanratty: I’ll tell you what I am sure of: you’re gonna get caught. One way or another. It’s a mathematical fact. It’s like Vegas: the house always wins.
Frank Abagnale, Jr.: …Well, Carl, I’m sorry, but I-I have to go.
Carl Hanratty: You didn’t call just to apologize, did you?
[starts to laugh]
Frank Abagnale, Jr.: What do you mean?
Carl Hanratty: [laughing] You have no one else to call!
[Frank slams down the phone
Frank Abagnale, Jr.: [donning a James Bond-style suit and mimicking Sean Connery in the mirror] Hello, Pussy.
[LAST TITLE CARD]: Frank Abagnale Jr. has been married for 26 years. He has three sons and lives a quiet life in the Midwest.
[LAST TITLE CARD]: Since his release from prison in 1974, Frank has helped the FBI capture some of the world’s elusive check forgers and counterfeiters, and is considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on bank fraud and forgery.
[LAST TITLE CARD]: Frank has also designed many of the security checks that banks and fortune 500 companies use every day.