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This is covered in Frank Abagnale's Wikipedia article: While he was posing as Pan Am First Officer "Robert Black", Abagnale forged a Harvard University law transcript, passed the Louisiana Bar exam, and got a job at the Louisiana State Attorney General's office at the age of nineteen. He told a stewardess he had briefly dated that he was also a Harvard ...


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Personally I saw this behavior as a clever way for the filmmakers to convey Frank's state of mind. In a film that is all about peeling off labels/layers to reveal the truth beneath the con artist's veneer, the use of this habitual obsession serves to provide a metaphor for the overall theme of the film. (Note: this is purely speculative and not backed up ...


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According to this article: Frank studied law books for weeks before he felt confident enough to take the test. Once he felt he knew a sufficient amount to pass, he registered with the examiner's office, supplying them with his fake transcripts. Eventually he was summoned to the office to take the exam. It was no surprise that he flunked, since he ...


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I believe that it is slightly exaggerated. He took the exam 3 times and passed on the third. Overall ISTR he studied for about 2 months. The reason he passed it was that you were allowed to resit the exam as many times as you want and they also told you why you had failed. It was just a matter of eliminating what he previously did wrong until he got a ...



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