These Are the Surprising True Stories Behind Hollywood Movies
3. Remember The Titans
The 2000 movie “Remember the Titans” is considered by many to be one of the greatest sports films ever made. Any true fan knows that it is based on real coach Herman Boone’s attempt to integrate a football team in Alexandria, Virginia.
Boone was fired from his coaching position at E.J. Hayes High School in Williamston, North Carolina because they “weren’t ready for a black head coach” in 1969. Two years later, he became the head coach at the newly integrated school T. C. Williams High School in Alexandria and his integrated team gained national attention, even from President Richard Nixon.
4. War Dogs
Considering it is a comedy starring Jonah Hill and Miles Teller, it might be hard to believe that “War Dogs” has a true backstory surrounding it. David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli were real-life former arms dealers, though!
Back in the day, they were suppliers to the Afghan National Army, under a U.S. Army contract, and ended up supplying $300 million worth of munitions. Packouz and Diveroli got in trouble, though, when they tried to rebrand and repackage Chinese ammunition, which was illegal. Diveroli was sent to prison for four years while Packouz only was sentenced to seven months of house arrest.
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