Catch Me If You Can (2002) quotes

Director
Steven Spielberg.

Cast
Leonardo DiCaprio.
Tom Hanks.
Christopher Walken.

The story of Frank Abagnale Jr., before his 19th birthday, successfully forged millions of dollars’ worth of checks while posing as a Pan Am pilot, a doctor, and legal prosecutor as a seasoned and dedicated FBI agent pursues him.

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.
Frank Abagnale Sr.

Well, would you like to hear me tell a joke?
Carl Hanratty
Yeah. Yeah, we’d love to hear a joke from you.
Earl Amdursky
Knock knock.
Carl Hanratty
Who’s there?
Earl Amdursky
Go fuck yourselves.
Carl Hanratty

You know why the Yankees always win, Frank?
Frank Abagnale Sr.
‘Cause they have Mickey Mantle?
Frank Abagnale, Jr.
No, it’s ’cause the other teams can’t stop staring at those damn pinstripes.
Frank Abagnale Sr.

I blew it didn’t I? Why didn’t I concur?
– Doctor Harris

Tell me this, Barry Allen, Secret Service. How did you know I wouldn’t look in your wallet?
Carl Hanratty
The same reason the Yankees always win. Nobody can keep their eyes off the pinstripes.
Frank Abagnale, Jr.
The Yankees win because they have Mickey Mantle.
Carl Hanratty

Ah, people only know what you tell them, Carl.
– Frank Abagnale Jr.

Frank, would you like to say grace?
Roger Strong
[Long pause]
Unless you’re not comfortable.
Roger Strong
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.
Frank Abagnale, Jr.
[All say: Amen]
Oh, that was beautiful. The mouse, he churned that cream into butter.
Carol Strong

[repeated line]
How’d you do it, Frank? How did you cheat on the bar exam in Louisiana?
Carl Hanratty

[whispering to Joanna] Hey… You should fold it.
Frank Abagnale, Jr.
What?
Joanna
That note. It’s a fake, right? You should fold it.
Frank Abagnale, Jr.
It’s… It’s a note from my mom. I have a doctor’s appointment.
Joanna
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?
Frank Abagnale, Jr.
[Joanna folds note to give it a crease]

 

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.
Principal Evans
He what?
Paula Abagnale
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.
Principal Evans

[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.
– Frank Abagnale, Jr.

He doesn’t have a passport.
Tom Fox
For the last six months, he’s gone to Harvard and Berkeley. I’m betting he can get a passport.
Carl Hanratty

Just tell me how much he owes and I’ll pay you back.
Paula Abagnale
So far, it’s about 1.3 million dollars.
Carl Hanratty

[as Frank Conners] Your honor, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, this is irrefutable evidence that the defendant is, in fact, lying.
Frank Abagnale, Jr.
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?
Judge

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.
Frank Abagnale, Jr.
Frank? Frank? You’re not a Lutheran?
Brenda Strong

Stop chasing me!
Frank Abagnale, Jr.
I can’t stop, it’s my job.
Carl Hanratty