Character Analysis: Catch Me If You Can

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Introduction This essay provides a brief overview of the film, Catch me if you can and its main characters, while deducing the central point of the film. Thereafter, this essay will critically analyse the entrepreneurial skills and business vision depicted within the movie. A further analysis will be reviewed on the creative thinking and problem solving whilst referring to the entrepreneurial funding sources. The film Catch me if you can, directed by Steven Spielberg, narrates the story of Frank Abagnale. Who at the age of sixteen, runs away from home after he is informed about the divorce of his parents. He travels the US with the goal of regaining his father’s wealth and building his own empire. Throughout his journey, he uses skills taught to him by his father, which help him to con his way into numerous professions. During his time as a pilot (one of many careers he pursued) his deceptions caught up to him as he was put under investigation by the FBI. The lead detective, Carl Hanratty, became aware of the new form of cheque fraud and closely trailed the moves of the new suspect; chasing him around the country to get justice for the $2.5 million lost to Abagnale’s fraud. Central point of the movie Catch me if you can is based on a true story. It describes the life of Frank Abagnale Junior and the crimes he committed in fraud.…show more content…
Carl Hanratty not only risks more embarrassment for himself and the FBI, but he also risks the potential loss of his job in his pursuit of capturing the wanted fraud criminal, Frank Abagnale. Abagnale also creates risks for himself; as every time he forges a new check he runs the risk of arrest as well as the peril of losing all the money he has previously ‘earned’. Despite the risk factors and dangers, Frank takes these chances in order to further his phony

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