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26th Jun '16 8:59:42 PM PaulA
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* The central character of Creator/FyodorDostoevsky's ''Literature/{{Demons}}'' is a fictionalization of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergey_Nechayev Sergey Nechayev]].
19th Jun '16 3:20:13 PM Unregistered
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* ''Film/Compliance'' was based on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strip_search_prank_call_scam an actual crime that occurred in a fast food restaurant in 2004.]]

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* ''Film/Compliance'' ''Film/{{Compliance}}'' was based on [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strip_search_prank_call_scam org/wiki/Strip_search_phone_call_scam#The_Mount_Washington_scam an actual crime that occurred in a fast food restaurant in 2004.]]
19th Jun '16 3:18:39 PM Unregistered
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* ''Film/Compliance'' was based on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strip_search_prank_call_scam an actual crime that occurred in a fast food restaurant in 2004.]]
17th Jun '16 4:08:01 AM Adept
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* [[NineNetwork GEM's]] advertisements for ''Series/LawAndOrder'' reruns mention this trope almost by name, billing it as having "cases torn straight from the headlines" as a selling point.

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* [[NineNetwork [[Creator/NineNetwork GEM's]] advertisements for ''Series/LawAndOrder'' reruns mention this trope almost by name, billing it as having "cases torn straight from the headlines" as a selling point.
13th Jun '16 1:30:20 AM PaulA
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* OlderThanRadio: Creator/EdgarAllanPoe did it with the short story "The Mystery of Marie Roget," which is based on the real-life disappearance and apparent murder of an American woman named [[http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/notorious_murders/classics/mary_rogers/index.html Mary Rogers]].

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* OlderThanRadio: Creator/EdgarAllanPoe did it with the short story "The Mystery of Marie Roget," "Literature/TheMysteryOfMarieRoget", which is based on the real-life disappearance and apparent murder of an American woman named [[http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/notorious_murders/classics/mary_rogers/index.html Mary Rogers]].
7th Jun '16 5:51:55 PM wuggles
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* Season 15, episode 6 "October Surprise" combines the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal with a little bit of the John Edwards out of wedlock baby scandal (in which he had a baby with his mistress and made one of his aides claim the baby).

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* Season 15, episode 6 "October Surprise" combines the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal with a little bit of the John Edwards out of wedlock baby scandal (in which he had a baby with his mistress and mistress, made one of his aides claim the baby).
baby, and used presidential campaign funds to cover it up). In this episode, ADA Barba's childhood friend and mayoral candidate Alex Munoz is found to have various mistresses which he met online. The SVU finds this out when one of the mistresses threatens to talk and Munoz's aide (and childhood friend) Eddie is sent to keep her quiet, during which she accuses him of rape. When he is questioned, Eddie claims that she's his girlfriend and they had a disagreement. Later on it's revealed that Munoz bribes his mistresses to keep quiet, in extreme cases fradulently getting them high paying government jobs.
5th Jun '16 12:50:40 PM wuggles
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* A scene at the end threw in a News report with a line about she 'fell off of a boat' and died, no doubt to reference the renewed coverage of Natalie Wood's death and rumors that she may have been murdered.

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* ** A scene at the end threw in a News report with a line about she 'fell off of a boat' and died, no doubt to reference the renewed coverage of Natalie Wood's death and rumors that she may have been murdered.




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* Season 15, episode 6 "October Surprise" combines the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal with a little bit of the John Edwards out of wedlock baby scandal (in which he had a baby with his mistress and made one of his aides claim the baby).
26th May '16 10:08:52 PM jormis29
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* Season 11, Episode 22: "School Daze" - based on the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbine_High_School_massacre Columbine High School Massacre]].

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* Season 11, Episode 22: "School Daze" - based on the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbine_High_School_massacre [[UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} Columbine High School Massacre]].



* All the school shooting films (like ''Film/ZeroDay'' or ''Film/{{Elephant}}'') released in the wake of Columbine.

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* All the school shooting films (like ''Film/ZeroDay'' or ''Film/{{Elephant}}'') released in the wake of Columbine.UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}}.
26th May '16 2:38:01 PM ThePest179
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* Season 11, Episode 22: "School Daze" - based on the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbine_High_School_massacre Columbine High School Massacre]].



* All the school shooting films (like ''Film/ZeroDay'') released in the wake of Columbine.

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* All the school shooting films (like ''Film/ZeroDay'') ''Film/ZeroDay'' or ''Film/{{Elephant}}'') released in the wake of Columbine.
21st May '16 2:29:45 PM KingLyger
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* Similarly, ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'' is set in what's called "the Dark Age of the Law," where people have largely lost faith in the legal system, and attorneys on both sides have adopted a motto of "the end justifies the means" to get the verdict they want. This was based on cases from the real-life Japanese legal system a few years prior to the game's release that exposed many Japanese prosecutors for being shockingly corrupt. The most famous case involved a man's innocence being proven decades after he was convicted, when it came to light that not only had prosecutors hidden evidence, but had [[ColdBloodedTorture outright tortured the suspect into signing a false confession]]. And that wasn't the only case.
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