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The Real Story

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Documentary Rated: 14+ (TV-14)2008 - 20135 SeasonsSeries EndedOn: Paramount+ fuboTV 

Discover the true stories involving very real people, places and events -- some known to the public, others hidden from it -- that went on to inspire some of Hollywood's biggest hits, most iconic heroes and notorious villains.The Real Story has one or more episodes streaming on Paramount+, streaming with subscription on fuboTV, streaming with subscription on Smithsonian Earth (Via Prime Video), and 5 others. It's a documentary show with 37 episodes over 5 seasons. The Real Story is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.9 (91 votes).

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Season 1
5 Episodes | Google Play, YouTube, & Rent or Buy

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11 episodes (30%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Paramount+, fuboTV & Smithsonian Earth).

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31 episodes (84%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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#14,498 Ranked TV Show

#42 Ranked in TV on Smithsonian Earth

#369 Ranked in TV on Paramount+

#2673 Ranked in Documentary TV

The Real Story has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.9 (91 votes). The show is popular with Reelgood users lately.

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37 Total Episodes of The Real Story Where to stream every episode from all 5 seasons of The Real Story. Filter these episodes by what's available to watch free or on your streaming services using the tabs above.

Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 The Untouchables

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Apr 19, 2009
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The Untouchables Apr 19, 2009 Al Capone was a notorious Mafia boss who thrived during the Prohibition era of 1930s Chicago. In the film "The Untouchables," he was brought down by a small group of gritty law enforcers led by Eliot Ness. The public believed that Ness and his Untouchables were responsible for Capone's downfall, but that's not the real story. The Internal Revenue Service recently opened secret documents surrounding the case, including highly classified objects such as Capone's gun and Ness's diary. See the full story behind the plot to capture Capone.

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Season 01, Episode 02 Escape From Alcatraz

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Jun 7, 2009
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Escape From Alcatraz Jun 7, 2009 Uncover the true story behind the most famous prison break in American history. Alcatraz was the world's most impregnable prison-until three inmates escaped. Despite a vast manhunt, the men were never seen again. Did the prisoners actually make it off the island, or did the icy waters of the San Francisco Bay act as the fortress' last line of inescapable defense?

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Season 01, Episode 03 Indiana Jones

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Aug 2, 2009
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Indiana Jones Aug 2, 2009 Just who was the real Indiana Jones? Indy's creators George Lucas and Steven Spielberg say the inspiration for the whip-cracking adventurer came from the explorers featured in 1930s and 40s movie serials. In turn, many writers of these serials say their inspiration came from the real-life adventures of Roy Chapman Andrews. Another source for the Indy legend is the German scholar and Grail-hunter, Otto Rahn. Both embody the spirit of Indiana Jones, and lived real lives of scholarship, exploration and danger.

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Season 01, Episode 04 The Amityville Horror

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May 3, 2009
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The Amityville Horror May 3, 2009 The quiet village of Amityville, NY took the country by gruesome surprise on November 13, 1974, when police discovered six members of the DeFeo family shot dead in their suburban home. Ronald, the eldest son, was found guilty of the murders. But when a new family moves into the DeFeo's Amityville home, reports of demonic possession and poltergeist activity grab international attention. Through eyewitness accounts and archival footage, we explore the facts behind the Amityville case and reveal new evidence, which suggests a hoax could be behind the horror.

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Season 01, Episode 05 James Bond

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Jul 5, 2009
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James Bond Jul 5, 2009 Bond...James Bond. Is this man of mystery a personification of a real spy or a fantasy spun by author Ian Fleming? Fleming wanted his suave secret agent to be the ultimate spy - but who provided the inspiration? Discover Fleming's wartime service in naval intelligence, and meet two men who could have supplied the basis for Bond's character. Uncover the facts behind the fiction - the people, places and even the gadgets that inspired the iconic spy.

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Season 2

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Season 02, Episode 01 The Exorcist

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Apr 25, 2010
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The Exorcist Apr 25, 2010 Perhaps the scariest part of "The Exorcist" is that it's not a work of complete fiction. We recount the 1949 exorcism of a young boy through reenactments and witness accounts. We also show how exorcism continues to this day and how neuroscientists' recent discoveries dispute this controversial, centuries-old ritual.

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Season 02, Episode 02 The Silence of the Lambs

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May 2, 2010
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The Silence of the Lambs May 2, 2010 Meet the deranged serial killers and the determined FBI agents who inspired one of Hollywood's most terrifying thrillers and gave Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster the roles of a lifetime. We go behind the scenes at the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit to meet the profilers who became the basis for Harris's characters and to uncover the details of real-life murderers Ed Gein, Ted Bundy, and others.

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Season 02, Episode 03 The Bourne Identity

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May 16, 2010
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The Bourne Identity May 16, 2010 Believe it or not, the covert, violent, and deadly world of Jason Bourne is actually grounded in reality. We take an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the CIA to see how a super assassin like Matt Damon's conflicted hero is created. We also probe the intelligence agency's controversial past operations, involving sinister mind-control experiments and often bizarre assassination plots.

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Season 02, Episode 04 Casino