Excerpt: Frank Abangale Jr. forged his first check at age 16 out of a checkbook given to him by his father. Most teens in the ’60s would have been enamored with $25 in their pocket. Abangale had a different idea. He wanted millions, almost obsessively. Sly and sneaky, he worked his way onto airplanes as a co-pilot. He didn’t want to fly but merely take advantage of the banking system that relied on postal services to send checks cross-country.
Excerpt: Before Frank Abagnale, Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio, Titanic ) reached his 19th birthday, he had successfully impersonated an airline pilot, a doctor and a lawyer. He had traveled the world and written several million dollars worth of fraudulent checks. Catch Me If You Can tells the story of Frank's wildly colorful exploits, as well as the investigation into his activities led by the unrelenting FBI Agent Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks, Saving Private Ryan ).