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Man On The Run

High-flying musical chronicles life of extraordinary impostor

Posted: January 4, 2013 at 5:05 a.m.

The musical “Catch Me If You Can” is based on the 2002 movie of the same name directed by Steven Spielberg and the earlier autobiography written by Frank Abagnale Jr. The musical explores Abagnale’s time as a notorious check forger and fake airline pilot.

In one of the pivotal scenes of the musical “Catch Me If You Can,” an FBI agent meets with Frank Abagnale Sr. His son, the agent Carl Hanratty tells him, is wanted for forgery and bilking Pan Am Airlines out of millions while posing as a pilot.

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