Corrected entry: When Frank Jr. is talking to Frank Sr in the dirty bar/restaurant, there is a red candle on the table, and nothing else. We then cut to Frank Jr, and cut back to Frank Sr. Now there is an ashtray there as well. It couldn't have just been put there by a waiter, as it has cigarette ends in it.
Corrected entry: When Handratty is making the first attempt to arrest Frank, he flashes his FBI credentials at the maid at the top of the stairs, but the side with his photo and information is facing Handratty, so the maid only sees the back of the wallet. Intentional, but worth a look.
Corrected entry: In the scene right after To Tell the Truth, Carl goes to take Frank back to the United States. We are made to believe it is night by the fact that it is dark out when Carl gets out of the car and he tells Frank they are leaving in the morning. When Frank tries to escape, there is sunlight shining through the windows.
Corrected entry: In the James Bond scene that inspires Frank to purchase identical suits to James in the film, James makes reference to his nemesis and love interest, Octopussy. Octopussy was released in 1983. Frank was caught in France in 1969, 14 years prior to the film that supposedly inspired him to make the purchase.drfarrar
Corrected entry: As Frank is climbing out of the window at the party, to escape from the FBI, he turns and tells his girlfriend, Brenda, to meet him at Miami International Airport in two days, and specifically tells her to leave at 10am. Then when he is telling her again, he tells her to be there at 10am.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Handratty is studying a map of Europe, you can see Germany united. From 1949 til 1989, Germany was divided into West Germany (BRD) and East Germany (DDR).
Corrected entry: During a scene early in the movie when Frank begins perfecting his check cashing scam, there is a closeup shot of bills being counted out by a bank teller. In that shot, some one dollar bills (Washington) are followed by some two dollar bills (Jefferson) and then fives (Lincoln), tens, etc. This scene is set in the early 1960s and two dollar bills were not first printed until the 200th anniversity (commonly known as the Bicentential) of the United States in 1976.
Corrected entry: In the movie's version of how Frank is eventually caught, Hanratty charts Frank's movement's on a map of Europe. He tells the other agents that Frank is probably heading back to France because he's running out of checks and needs to print more. This seems unlikely as Frank could print hundreds if not thousands of checks at one time - enough to last a number of years.
Corrected entry: When Frank Junior is arrested in France, the French police arrive in their cars. At the side of one of their cars it says "Police", even though it's the French police.
Corrected entry: Riverbend Apartments in Atlanta, Ga. is located on the banks of the Chattahoochee River. However, in the party scene at Frank's apartment, an ocean and a beach can be seen in the background, not a river. (Atlanta, Ga. is about a 4 hour drive to either the Gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic)
Corrected entry: When Tom is talking to Frank's mother and she offers the Sara Lee cake, the other officer keeps reaching for the fork and in the background you can see Tom holding papers. In the next shot, Tom grabs the fork and has no papers. After Tom gives the officer the fork, the papers are back.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Frank Jr.'s mother spills wine on the rug, Frank Jr. is told to get a towel. He runs quickly into the kitchen, however, when he returns he walks in slowly holding a glass of milk.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Frank is talking to Brenda's father in Brenda's parents' home, he appears to be on the left side of the couch (as you face him on the screen), yet in the next shot, he is on the other end of the couch, and Brenda's father then sits next to him on the left. It would have made sense if Frank was shown moving over to make room, but instead, it's as if he was sitting at that end of the couch all along.
Corrected entry: Fugitives who flee the United States fall under the jurisdiction of the State Department, not the FBI. Agent Hanratty has no jurisdiction in France. Even if Abagnale's apprehension were a joint effort, at least one agent of the State Department would have gone along with him.
Corrected entry: When Hanratty is talking to Frank Sr. in Frank Sr.'s apartment, Hanratty sees an envelope from Frank Jr. It is illegal for Hanratty to look through Frank Sr.'s mail without his consent or a court order, that constitutes invasion of privacy.
Corrected entry: There is a scene in which Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio are aboard a plane at LaGuardia Airport. This particular scene takes place in 1969, and at one point there is a shot of the New York City skyline with the Twin Towers intact. However, the towers were not completed until 1973.
Corrected entry: In the scene at the French prison in 1969, Carl uses a pop-up mini-umbrella. This type of umbrella wasn't available until the late 70s. Until then, all umbrellas were of the two-hand, slide-up variety.
Corrected entry: When DiCaprio is in the hotel room with Jennifer Garner, they agree on $700 for her to stay the night. He goes through his checks and finds one for $1100 and then says he will have to go get it cashed. Why? He flips past one for $700 and this is not the kind of situation you want to leave in the middle of.Grumpy Scot
Corrected entry: In one of the bank scenes the camera zooms in on the bills as the teller is counting them out. They are obviously bills with the new larger presidential heads, printed after the year 2000.
Corrected entry: When Frank Jr. recieves the book of checks from his father, he flips through them. There is a zip code visible on his address, but zip codes weren't used until 1967. There couldn't be a zip code if it was 1963.