I am participating in the Get Rec’d: A Movie/TV/Book List Challenge and this is the seventh week’s entry. I have decided to be bold and list a response for all three categories; a television show, book and movie. Week 7: Favorite Criminals
Television Show – The Blacklist- Raymond “Red” Reddington
From Wikipedia – Raymond “Red” Reddington, a former U.S. Navy officer turned high-profile criminal, voluntarily surrenders to the FBI after eluding capture for decades. He tells the FBI that he has a list of the most dangerous criminals in the world that he has compiled over the years and is willing to inform on their operations in exchange for immunity from prosecution. However, he insists on working exclusively with a rookie FBI profiler by the name of Elizabeth Keen. Talk about a smooth criminal.
Book – Catch Me if You Can- Frank Abagnale
This is the autobiography of the ultimate con artist, who not only managed to cash 2.5 million worth of bad checks but he successfully impersonated a pilot, a doctor, a teacher and an attorney. After finally being caught by FBI agent Carl Hanratty and serving time in prison he eventually finds a career in catching and preventing the forgery he had become so good at. The true story is even more amazing than the movie based on it.
Movie – Bandits – Joe Blake and Terry Collins
From Wikipedia – Two friends and convicts, Joe and Terry, break out of Oregon State Penitentiary in a concrete mixing truck and start a bank robbing spree, hoping to fund a dream they share. They become known as the “Sleepover Bandits” because of their modus operandi: they kidnap the manager of a target bank the night before a planned robbery, then spend the night with the manager’s family; early the next morning, they accompany the manager to the bank to get their money. Using dim-witted would-be stunt man Harvey Pollard as their getaway driver and lookout, the three successfully pull off a series of robberies that gets them recognition on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list. Also starring Kate Blanchet and January Jones pre-Mad Men. Very few movies can make me actually LOL, this is one of them. “Beavers and Ducks!”