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'Based on a True Story'? 10 Hugely Embellished Films

Some pretty big changes were made in these movies

(Newser) - So how close to "true" are movies that claim to be "based on a true story"? Radar reveals the pretty major embellishments made to 20 such films. A sampling:
  • American Hustle: While the film tracks pretty closely to the Abscam scandal, Amy Adams' character never got involved
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Nothing Can Pull Gravity Down

Plunders 'Captain Phillips' with $44.3M

(Newser) - What goes up must come down—but it hasn't happened yet for highly lauded 3D thriller Gravity, which topped the box office for a second weekend with $44.3 million in ticket sales. Tom Hanks-led Somali pirate flick Captain Phillips sailed in to No. 2, grossing a seaworthy $26... More »

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