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    Miami Millionaire Marc Schiller Kidnapping (2013)

    On the afternoon of November 15 1994, Adrian Doorbal, a weightlifter with a penchant for extreme violence and a steroid habit that was playing havoc with his sex life, sat in the front seat of a rented van, waiting to abduct the millionaire owner of a Miami deli. On paper it wasn’t a difficult […]

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    Munich Operation Bayonet (2006)

    Operation Wrath of God, also called Operation Bayonet, was a covert operation directed by Israel and the Mossad to assassinate individuals alleged to have been directly or indirectly involved in the 1972 Munich massacre. Their targets included members of the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, who were responsible for the Munich attack, and members […]

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    Natascha: The Girl in the Cellar (2010)

    This extraordinary interview reveals the ordeal of Nat­­ascha Kampusch, imprisoned in a cellar for eight years by Wolfgang Priklopil. Although her story has since been pushed slightly down the league table of horror by the similar experiences of Elisabeth Fritzl and Jaycee Lee Dugard, Natascha – snatched on her way to school in Vienna […]

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    Ohio Slave Girls: Their Story (2013)

    Documentary about the three young women who were kidnapped and held captive in a cellar in suburban Cleveland, Ohio for 11 years. What happened when they were taken, and what did Ariel Castro, the man charged with snatching them, want from these young women? What control did their captor hold over them and how […]

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    Return of the Pirates (2006)

    Return of the Pirates (2006) – Over 90% of international trade travels by water and a new generation of criminals is blending terror tactics with time-tested methods to threaten this economic lifeline. Nations and corporations are racing to protect themselves and their goods, and though the pirates are still ahead, new international response units […]

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    Taken: The Elizabeth Smart Story (2010)

    Behind a veil a young girl is hidden in plain sight. She is Elizabeth Smart, taken from her home in the middle of the night on June 5, 2002, and incredibly, 9 months later, found alive. Although stories like this don’t happen that often, when they do, they rarely have a happy ending. Eight […]

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    Terror in Moscow (2003)

    In October 2002, 41 Chechen terrorists took more than 700 people hostage in a Moscow theater, demanding an end to Russia’s war against their homeland. This gut-wrenching documentary takes you through the endless hours of waiting, a seemingly miraculous rescue operation, and the ultimate tragedy, that could have been avoided had adequate medical personnel […]

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    The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey – Mini Series (2016)

    CBS was airing the first installment in its two-part series about another killing that caused a 1990s media circus: the death of 6-year-old Colorado beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey. If you tuned in to that CBS “investigation” — and there’s a good chance you may have since roughly 10.4 million Americans watched — then you […]

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    The Cleveland Captives: What Really Happened? (2013)

    Two teenage girls and a 20-year-old woman are kidnapped on the same stretch of road in Cleveland, Ohio. For 10 years they are missing presumed dead, but in May 2013, miraculously, they are discovered alive, one of them with a six-year old daughter. Their captor, Ariel Castro, is now charged with four counts of […]

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    The Jaycee Dugard Story (2011)

    The kidnapping of Jaycee Dugard occurred on June 10, 1991, south of South Lake Tahoe, California. Dugard was 11 years old at the time and was abducted from a street while she was walking from home to a school bus stop. Searches began immediately after her disappearance, but no reliable leads were generated despite […]

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    The Perverted World of Marc Dutroux (2007)

    Marc Dutroux (born 6 November 1956) is a Belgian serial killer and child molester, convicted of having kidnapped, tortured and sexually abused six girls from 1995 to 1996, ranging in age from 8 to 19, four of whom he murdered. His wife, Michelle Martin, was convicted as an accomplice. Dutroux was also convicted of […]

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    The Pirates of Somalia: The Untold Story (2011)

    Greed, lust, revenge. The motivations of the young, psychologically damaged Somali pirates. Personally immerse yourself with these rogue mercenaries as we follow one man’s infiltration of a dangerous crew, all for the sake of research and exposure. Piracy off the coast of Somalia has been a threat to international shipping since the second phase […]