He yearns to quit his life of crime, even going so far as to tell Hanratty where he can be found.
But I found myself caring less and less about historical minutia as the movie progressed. Catch Me If You Can is enjoyable for its excellent performances, fun cat-and-mouse chase, quirky humor and superb messages about crime and divorce, not its historical accuracy.
Desperately wanting to repair his damaged home, Frank decides he'll use anything to make things better—even ill-gained wealth. It is something I am not proud of.
The real Frank is now touring the country telling stories of his criminal escapades, and receiving celebrity status, thanks to this movie. One mouse gives up and drowns.
His dad refuses, thinking his son's escapades are glamorous and exciting.