Real Story

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A look at the stories behind notable movies and characters.

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The Real Story: Gladiator: Sneak Peek
01:05 — Enter the arena of real gladiators, the rock stars of their day and the inspiration for an American movie classic. From: THE REAL STORY: Gladiator ht (more…)
Three Kinds of Close Encounters
02:30 — As the head of the US Air Force's official UFO investigation, Dr. Hynek was supposed to use his classification system to debunk so-called "close encou (more…)
Reproducing the Crash
01:49 — A state of the art ship simulator allows Captain Chris Hearn to recreate the events leading up to the Titanic disaster and discover exactly what happe (more…)
Bourne's Escape Plan
01:58 — High-octane stunt driving was a skill set that Jason Bourne called upon frequently. Were his skills hyped up Hollywood fantasy or based on fact. From (more…)
Unlucky Apollo 13
01:52 — Even before everything started to go wrong, many thought that with the mission number 13 and the launch time 13:13, Apollo 13 was tempting fate. From (more…)
The Cyber Crimes You Never Hear About
03:31 — Financial institutions go to great lengths to protect themselves against cyber attacks, but as in Live Free or Die Hard, very little stops these elite (more…)
Interacting with an Android
02:56 — Meet Bina48, she is an android capable of interacting with humans. Her creators note that Star Trek originally imagined a similar form of artificial i (more…)
The Inspiration behind Scream's Ghostface
02:50 — Scream's iconic villain Ghostface was inspired by a real serial killer who preyed on young students in the college town of Gainesville, Florida. From (more…)
A Martyr's Gruesome End
04:45 — After a great victory and a great defeat, William Wallace was betrayed by his countrymen and sent to be tried, convicted, and gruesomely killed by Eng (more…)
The Most Terrifying Pirate in History
02:49 — Hollywood has portrayed Blackbeard as one of the most terrifying pirates in history, but was the real life buccaneer really as fearsome as legend sugg (more…)
Don't Fall Asleep on Duty
02:42 — One scene in Platoon is directly based on Oliver Stone's first encounter with enemy soldiers in Vietnam.
The Real Story Season Five
See how truth can be stranger, wilder, and bloodier than fiction as we explore the real stories behind Hollywood hits.
The Real Story Season 4
Braveheart, Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan, True Grit, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Master and Commander. These films achieved enormous succ (more…)
The Real Story Season 4
Braveheart, Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan, True Grit, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Master and Commander. These films achieved enormous succ (more…)
The Real Story Season 2
Discover the true stories that inspired some of pop culture's most iconic heroes and villains.
The Real Story Season 1
Dig beneath the glitz and glamour of five of the most beautiful cities in the world and discover their many dirty secrets.
The Real Story Season 3
Get real with killer sharks and dinosaurs, vengeful gladiators and pirates, and an unsinkable ship that did just that.
The Real Story Season 1
Dig beneath the glitz and glamour of five of the most beautiful cities in the world and discover their many dirty secrets.
The Real Story Season 2
Discover the true stories that inspired some of pop culture's most iconic heroes and villains.

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