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Everyone knows that the film "Titanic" is based on a true story, but what about the "Indiana Jones" movies? Those, too, are fact-based (inspired by real-life explorers). This series provides insight into the true stories and inspirations behind famous people, places and events in these movies and others.

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aired 338 days ago
Everyone knows that the film "Titanic" is based on a true story, but what about the "Indiana Jones" movies? Those, too, are fact-based (inspired by real-life explorers). This series provides insight into the true stories and inspirations behind famous people, places and events in these movies and others.
aired 339 days ago
Everyone knows that the film "Titanic" is based on a true story, but what about the "Indiana Jones" movies? Those, too, are fact-based (inspired by real-life explorers). This series provides insight into the true stories and inspirations behind famous people, places and events in these movies and others.
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Uncovering the true events that inspired Hollywood's most successful horror movie; a real serial killer is brought to justice.
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The truth behind "The Da Vinci Code."
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Director Oliver Stone and actor Willem Dafoe reveal the truth behind their award winning Vietnam War movie.
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A look at the hackers and FBI investigators who inspired the fourth "Die Hard" film; examining the threat of cyber-attacks.
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The cast and crew of the film and television series "Star Trek" reveal the truth behind the gossip and on-set controversies.
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Examining if Mel Gibson's Oscar-winning film "Braveheart," based on the life of Scottish rebel William Wallace, is historically accurate.
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A meticulously researched Oscar-winning epic draws on historical facts to present the seafaring exploits of Captain Jack Aubrey.
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Cases of alleged alien abduction inspire a sci-fi blockbuster; examining how Spielberg's scientists explored the UFO phenomenon.
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Footage and interviews with the astronauts and flight controllers; filmmaker Ron Howard.
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An authentic view of the west; uncovering a world where the good guys and the bad guys can be interchangeable.
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Revealing the truth behind the most dramatic scenes of the film while eye-witnesses tell the real story of Private Ryan.
aired 516 days ago
Documentary examining the shocking shark attacks in New Jersey in 1916, believed to have influenced Jaws.
aired 549 days ago
This instalment looks at Disney's `Pirates of the Caribbean' series. Starring Johnny Depp, the films tell the incredible story of an 18th century pirate captain who battles a band of cursed former crewmates led by the undead Captain Barbossa.
aired 556 days ago
Examining the lives and often grisly deaths of Roman gladiators; their lives and the behavior of Emperor Commodus become the basis for the film "Gladiator."
aired 592 days ago
Although works of fiction, elements of Michael Crichton's classic novel and Steven Spielberg's subsequent film were based on truth; discover the real story of "Jurassic Park."
aired 604 days ago
Exploring the remarkable facts surrounding the sinking of the Titanic, while also questioning the accuracy of some of the key moments in James Cameron's smash-hit film.