One of the fascinating pieces of trivia below is true*, the other is false. Do YOU know which is which?
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
1) Some FBI agents did occasionally chase Abagnale, but he didn’t have a relationship with any of them, and he certainly didn’t call them every Christmas. As Abagnale himself points out with flawless logic: “Why would I do that? I didn’t want the FBI to know where I was.”
2) Tom Hanks replaced James Gandolfini as the character Carl Hanratty due to the film being delayed and Gandolfini having to go back to his schedule on “The Sopranos.” As a result, Hanks did not have a lot of time to prepare for the role, so he decided to practice by chasing the most despicable person he knew: his brother, Jim Hanks. For an entire month, Tom chased Jim wherever he went, include his around his office, at the local zoo, even in his own bathroom. Jim could not find one second worth of peace in that hellacious month, for if he did not run, he was punished. The punishment? Fifty-thousand volts of electricity applied directly through the anus via Tom’s cattle prod that he kept as a souvenir from the movie You’ve Got Mail. Jim did find one outlet of hope in the form of a Mexican drifter named only Morales who said he would fly Jim to the safety of the Caves of Guadalajara in his private plane since he was hauling feral cats there anyway. Although the plane’s props were held together with the spit and brains of various domesticated animals and there were no windows or doors, Jim saw no other choice. As the plane ascended to 50,000 feet, shimmering so violently the whole way that Jim’s vision was permanently impaired, Morales turned to him, and Jim saw in horror that Morales had ripped the flight stick (actually the broken end of a broken mop handle) completely out of the control console. Morales tossed the stick to Jim and took off his sunglasses, revealing himself to be Tom all along. “I’m jumping out, hermano,” Tom whispered. “You can either die in the fiery wreckage, die from cat bites, or jump out sans parachute, and I’ll catch you, if I can.” With that, Tom opened the cat cages and jumped out, using his enormous serape as a parachute. Faced with no other choice, and with nothing else on board to use as a parachute because feral cats make lousy parachutes, Jim jumped from the plane. Tom did not catch him.