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19th Jul '17 9:38:25 PM FuzzyBoots
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* ''Film/{{Mental}}'': The director's mother had a mental breakdown and his politician father hired a smoking hitchhiker with a dog and her knife in her boot to babysit them, and who stayed with them for months. The rest was invented for the film.
16th Jul '17 6:12:37 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Similarly, ''[[VideoGame/ThreeDUltraPinballThrillRide 3-D Ultra Pinball: Thrill Ride]]'' is based on the RealLife Hershy Park ThemePark.

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* Similarly, ''[[VideoGame/ThreeDUltraPinballThrillRide 3-D Ultra Pinball: Thrill Ride]]'' is based on the RealLife Hershy Park ThemePark.{{Theme Park|s}}.
15th Jul '17 4:05:54 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/ALeagueOfTheirOwn'' never outright claims to be the true story of the All-American Girl's Professional Baseball League, which is a good thing, because the fact the league existed (and the names of a few of the teams) are all it really got right when you look at it historically. Several characters were compressed into Geena Davis's Dottie Henson, pretty much everybody else's names were changed to protect the innocent, and so on. The one thing that the movie ''did'' get right was that during WorldWarII, a league of women baseball players was formed, and some of those women played good enough ball to be in the big leagues.

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* ''Film/ALeagueOfTheirOwn'' never outright claims to be the true story of the All-American Girl's Professional Baseball League, which is a good thing, because the fact the league existed (and the names of a few of the teams) are all it really got right when you look at it historically. Several characters were compressed into Geena Davis's Dottie Henson, pretty much everybody else's names were changed to protect the innocent, and so on. The one thing that the movie ''did'' get right was that during WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, a league of women baseball players was formed, and some of those women played good enough ball to be in the big leagues.
6th Jul '17 2:19:48 AM C2
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* In one of the more ''VERY'' loosely based, Bryan Lee O'Malley has claimed that Comicbook/ScottPilgrim actually ''is'' based on a true story. The "true story" in this case being that he is Canadian and he met his American girlfriend (now wife) Hope Larson while she was living in Canada.

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* In one of the more ''VERY'' loosely based, Bryan Lee O'Malley has claimed that Comicbook/ScottPilgrim ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' actually ''is'' based on a true story. The "true story" in this case being that he is Canadian and he met his American girlfriend (now wife) Hope Larson while she was living in Canada.
6th Jul '17 2:09:42 AM C2
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* ''WesternAnimation/MaryAndMax'' claims to be based on a true story... of the director's decades-long penfriendship with the inspiration for Max, with Mary being entirely invented.
29th Jun '17 5:31:14 PM Pichu-kun
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* The films ''Film/TheGumballRally'' and ''Film/TheCannonballRun'' (as well as several others) were very loosely based on a real outlaw road rally, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannonball_Baker_Sea-To-Shining-Sea_Memorial_Trophy_Dash Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash]].
** Hal Needham, director of ''The Cannonball Run'', actually competed in the race. The "ambulance" in the movie is based on his vehicle.

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* The films ''Film/TheGumballRally'' and ''Film/TheCannonballRun'' (as well as several others) were very loosely based on a real outlaw road rally, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannonball_Baker_Sea-To-Shining-Sea_Memorial_Trophy_Dash Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash]].
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Dash]]. Hal Needham, director of ''The Cannonball Run'', actually competed in the race. The "ambulance" in the movie is based on his vehicle.


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* ''Literature/OutOfTheDust'': Billie Jo's [[ComicBookFantasyCasting design]] was loosely based on a girl named Lucille Burroughs, who is also the girl featured on the cover. The plot was based on a separate incident, mentioned in a 1934 local Oklahoma newspaper, where someone was burned by kerosene.
6th Jun '17 2:27:00 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''VideoGame/JeanneDArc'' is based loosely on the events of the Hundred Years' War, with the ''dramatis personae'', many historical events (such as the siege of Orleans, the assault on Les Tourelles), and the circumstances of [[JoanOfArc Jeanne d'Arc's]] capture all corresponding with the true history. It also happens to add in a few...interesting details such as how the English army was lead by an EvilOverlord possessing Henry VI and his LegionsOfHell, the hidden war between the forces of humanity and the Netherworld, the fact that Jeanne d'Arc was a MagicalGirlWarrior [[spoiler:and ''wasn't'' the girl captured and burned at the stake]].

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* ''VideoGame/JeanneDArc'' is based loosely on the events of the Hundred Years' War, with the ''dramatis personae'', many historical events (such as the siege of Orleans, the assault on Les Tourelles), and the circumstances of [[JoanOfArc Jeanne d'Arc's]] capture all corresponding with the true history. It also happens to add in a few...interesting details such as how the English army was lead by an EvilOverlord possessing Henry VI and his LegionsOfHell, the hidden war between the forces of humanity and the Netherworld, the fact that Jeanne d'Arc was a MagicalGirlWarrior [[spoiler:and ''wasn't'' the girl captured [[BurnTheWitch and burned at the stake]].stake]]. That was her childhood friend and BodyDouble Leanne.]]
19th May '17 3:28:11 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''Manga/InnocentsShounenJuujigun'', while Furuya very much took the story in his own direction, Etienne, the shepherd boy who claimed to be God's chosen child,actually existed. According to author's notes at the end of the manga, though, most of what's known about said story was likely heavily exaggerated to begin with. The fantasy elements and historical inaccuracies are what really earn the "loosely".

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* In ''Manga/InnocentsShounenJuujigun'', while Furuya very much took the story in his own direction, Etienne, the shepherd boy who claimed to be God's chosen child,actually child, actually existed. According to author's notes at the end of the manga, though, most of what's known about said story was likely heavily exaggerated to begin with. The fantasy elements and historical inaccuracies are what really earn the "loosely".


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* The 1934 play ''Theatre/TheChildrensHour'' is based on the events of a 1810 Scottish court case. A student accused her two female teachers of having an affair. Subsequently, the girls grandmother removed her from the school, and, thanks to her affluencey, the grandmother was able to have the other parents do the same within a matter of days. The central difference is that the real women, Jane and Marianne, won the case while Martha and Karen lost theirs.
14th May '17 6:09:28 PM Chariset
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Not to be confused with BasedOnAGreatBigLie. While it's sometimes hard to tell the difference and there is some room for overlap, this trope means that the real story is heavily fictionalized to the point of just making up stuff for the sake of telling a better story, while with that trope even the "real story" is a fabrication.

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Not to be confused with BasedOnAGreatBigLie. While it's sometimes hard to tell the difference difference, and there is some room for usually overlap, this trope means indicates that the real story is heavily fictionalized to the point of just making central event/s actually happened but have been dressed up stuff with fictional elements for the sake of telling a better story, while with that whereas in the other trope even the "real story" is a fabrication.
"central events" are fictional too.
13th May '17 12:52:35 PM TheFallofElDorado
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* In ''Manga/InnocentsShounenJuujigun'', while Furuya very much took the story in his own direction, Etienne, the shepherd boy who claimed to be God's chosen child,actually existed. According to author's notes at the end of the manga, though, most of what's known about said story was likely heavily exaggerated to begin with. The fantasy elements and historical inaccuracies are what really earn the "loosely".



* In ''Manga/InnocentsShounenJuujigun'', while Furuya very much took the story in his own direction, Etienne, the shepherd boy who claimed to be God's chosen child,actually existed. According to author's notes at the end of the manga, though, most of what's known about said story was likely heavily exaggerated to begin with. The fantasy elements and historical inaccuracies are what really earn the "loosely".

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* In ''Manga/InnocentsShounenJuujigun'', while Furuya very much took the story in his own direction, Etienne, the shepherd boy who claimed to be God's chosen child,actually existed. According to author's notes at the end of the manga, though, most of what's known about said story was likely heavily exaggerated to begin with. The fantasy elements and historical inaccuracies are what really earn the "loosely".
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