Steven Spielberg film, ostensibly based on true events, about con man extraordinaire Frank Abagnale, Jr.
(played by Leonardo DiCaprio) who worked as a doctor, a lawyer and as a co-pilot for a major airline before he was even 18. A master of
deception and an excellent forger, he was also a bank robber and acquired over $4 million by passing bad checks. Tom Hanks co-stars as FBI
Agent Carl Hanratty who's made it his principal mission to capture Frank and bring him to justice. Also with Jennifer Garner, Martin Sheen
and Christopher Walken. [2:20]
SEX/NUDITY 5 - A man and a woman have sex: we see him thrusting on top of her, dishes fall off a table, we hear her crying
out and moaning, and we see her bare shoulders. A man and a young woman kiss passionately, she climbs on top of him in a chair and they
kiss and moan. A man and a young woman lie in bed together (he's bare-chested and she's in her underwear). A man and a woman kiss in a few
scenes, and a young woman kisses a man's face. A woman takes her gloves off with her teeth, trying to seduce a man. A man flirts with a
woman and touches her clothed breast. We see a man and a woman kissing through a window. Two men (on two different occasions) come out of
a woman's bedroom (it is suggested that they have been intimate). We see many women around a swimming pool in bikinis, and young women are
shown in hip-huggers and bra-tops. Women wear low-cut dresses that reveal cleavage, and women wear evening gowns that reveal bare
shoulders and cleavage. Women admire a young man as he walks by. A woman and a man dance romantically. A man talks about dressing as a
woman when undercover. A young woman talks about having had an abortion.
VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - A young boy in a hospital emergency room has a very bloody leg wound, we hear him moaning in pain, see a
bloody hole in his leg, and a man vomits after looking at it. A man holds a gun to a man's head as he crawls away, and several men hold
guns on a man. A man learns of his father's death. A man walks through a hallway with his gun drawn, barges into a room and points the gun
at a man. Three men kick down an office door and go in with their guns drawn. A boy is shoved by another boy into a locker. A man coughs
violently until he gags, and a man passes out. A man climbs through the toilet of an airplane while chasing a man. A young man suffers
when he must choose which parent he will go with after a divorce. A man is shackled to a table by the ankles. A man is pulled off a bar;
he's unconscious from drinking too much. A man is locked in solitary confinement for many years.
PROFANITY 5 - 1 F-word, 1 sexual reference, 2 scatological terms, 1 anatomical term, 9 mild obscenities, 7 religious
profanities, 4 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Confidence games, false identities, the FBI, the IRS, fraud, forgery, father/son relationships,
bankruptcy, divorce, infidelity, child custody, abortion, humiliation, death of a parent.
MESSAGE - With style and panache you can fool everybody -- well, almost everybody.
(Note: People are shown smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol, sometimes to the point of inebriation.)