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Which Hollywood movie is inspired by real life story...?

Asked by piyu (1points) June 9th, 2008

I have heard about AMERICAN GANGSTER…..American Gangster is a 2007 crime film about a DON, a real-life kingpin smuggling heroin and the ups and downs that follow….!!!do you know any…???

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iwamoto's avatar

there are a lot of inspired movies, like castaway, the aviator…i wonder if “operation: dumbo drop” falls into the category

wildflower's avatar

What’s with the shouting?

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janbb's avatar

There are a ton: Catch Me If You Can, Erin Brockovich, Serpico, Donnie Brasco, October Sky, A Brilliant Mind, Schindler’s List, Glory, Friday Night Lights, The Great Debaters…..

I could go on and on but I have to go back to my real life!

Tennis5tar's avatar

Yes Man, coming out later this year. Coach Carter, Remember the Titans…

lindabrowne1's avatar

American Gangster (2007)
Starring Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe
inspired by Marc Jacobson’s New York Magazine article “The Return of Superfly,” which revisited the rise of Harlem drug kingpin Frank Lucas

syz's avatar

Keep in mind, practically every Hollywood movie that says “based on a true story” or “actual event” should in fact say “very, very, very loosely based on…”

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waterskier2007's avatar

cloverfield was horrible

Grim's avatar

Doesnt mean it wasn’t true D:<

waterskier2007's avatar

haha yeah i know im just saying if the OP is looking for a movie to watch, dont pick that one

Grim's avatar

Oh…..... In that case I heard plan 9 from outer space was one of the best movies of all time.

waterskier2007's avatar

never saw it, is it an older one

Grim's avatar

Yes its very old. It’s by Edward D. Wood, JR.

Grim's avatar

And I was kidding bout the whole best movie ever thing. It got voted the worst movie of all time. I thoroughly agree, seeing as how I own it and have never finished it.

jballou's avatar

Goodfellas was one of the best “based on a true story” movies I’ve ever seen.
Alpha Dog was also based on a true story, as was Into the Wild

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