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The Hard Man

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The Hard Man is a 52 minute documentary which was made in 1995 about a man called Michael Kelly who is a former criminal from the Southhill area of Limerick City, Ireland. The film examines the social environment from which Kelly emerged and highlights the key role alcohol played in guiding Kelly do...
There has been a lot of speculation lately surrounding the concept of there being a serial killer on the loose in the city Manchester in the United Kingdom. This hypothetical serial killer has been dubbed “The Pusher” by the media on account of there having been over 60 cases of people d...
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Not every day does one get the opportunity to meet a man who is personally responsible for murdering over 250 people and torturing thousands more. In this RT special we meet John Jairo Velásquez Vásquez, a.k.a. Popeye, he is a local celebrity in Medellin, Colombia and can be found walking around the...
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The Chicago Rippers were a gang of 4 serial killers, Robin Gecht, Andrew Kokoraleis, his brother Thomas and Edward Spreitzer. The strange part is Robin Gecht worked for John Wayne Gacy for a period of time just before Gacy was caught and then he went on to murder 18 women in particularly brutal fash...
Crimes that shook the world: The Bodies in the BarrelsThe Snowtown murders, also known as the Bodies in Barrels murders, were the murders of 11 (the twelth charge of Suzanne Allen was dropped due to lack of evidence) people in South Australia, Australia between August 1992 and May 1999.The crimes we...
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If Don King were a city he would be Las Vegas, flamboyant, awake 24 hours a day, driven by money, routed in gambling and the mob. In March of 1991 reporter John Newfield went to Vegas searching for Don King, the man himself is bigger than boxing, he is a cultural phenomenon, he’s been on the c...

Stickup Kid

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This short documentary by FRONTLINE tells the story of Alonza Thomas who at just 16 years of age was the first minor to be tried as an adult under Prop. 21 in Kern County, California. He was subsequently sentenced to serve 13 years in a super-maximum prison for attempted armed robbery.The young Thom...
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Trinitarios is one of New York City's most violent and fastest rising street gangs. With their reach spreading into neighboring New Jersey and beyond, these machete-welding Latino gangsters are now battling older, more established gangs. Film Duration: 44 min

The Lottery Liar

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This is the incredibly strange tale of Howard and his wife Kathy Walmsley, you see one day back in the late 90’s Howard told Kathy a little lie, he claimed to have won an £8.9 million jackpot on the British National Lottery and Kathy believed him. As a result the two went on a shopping spree,...
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A gritty and absorbing film about a street gang of Russian ten year olds that cleans cars, begs, steals and sometimes even murders. On 23rd February 1994, ten year old Vlodya Jacobs and his gang killed and mutilated a 50 year old man. Police records show that the gang was involved in at least four o...
Joseph D. Ball was an American serial killer, sometimes referred to as "The Alligator Man", the "Butcher of Elmendorf" and the "Bluebeard of South Texas". He is said to have killed at least 20 women in the 1930s. His existence was long believed to be apocryphal, but he is a familiar figure in Texas...

Drugs, inc: Hash

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A British man, known as Dave Kent has experienced the dangers of hash first-hand. An ex-smuggler imprisoned in a tough North African prison for three years, Dave provides you with an insight into the hash trade. British professor Robin Murray reveals psychological risks associated with the drug and...
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In 1991 Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested and charged with murder. He later confessed to the killing of 17 people. Human skulls and bones were found polished and preserved in his flat. Internal organs were discovered in the fridge. Parts of these had been cannibalised.
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Damien Echols, 35, has spent his entire adult life on Arkansas’ death row. Every day, he faces the possibility of execution. But there is a bright spot in his life.Lorri (his wife) is familiar with every facet of Damien’s case and works day and night with the legal team, fighting not only for Damien...
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This is the shocking tale of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, two well to do college students who both came from extremely wealthy families in Chicago. The two plotted the kidnapping and murder of a 14 year old boy just so they could prove they were smart enough to get away with it.The body of the c...
36-year-old Wayne Adam Ford walked into the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office in Northern California with a woman's severed breast in his pocket. He ended up convicted of the grisly torture and murder of 4 women, confessing to police because he couldn't stop himself. Based on previously sealed testim...
Los Zetas (Spanish for "The Z's") is a powerful and violent criminal syndicate in Mexico, and is considered by the U.S. government to be the "most technologically advanced, sophisticated, and dangerous cartel operating in Mexico." The origins of Los Zetas date back to the lat...
The Camorra, the Naples mafia, is Italy's bloodiest organised crime syndicate. It has killed thousands and despite suffering many setbacks is as strong as ever. It is into drug trafficking, racketeering, business, politics, toxic waste and even the garbage disposal industry. Naples's recent waste cr...
In the fall 2014, Bill Cosby was re-staking his claim as an A-list celebrity at the age of 77, he was staring right into the eyes of a career rejuvenation and 30 years after his NBC blockbuster series “The Cosby Show” the network was cooking up another Cosby sitcom, Netflix had plans to...

War/Dance (2007)

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The superb documentary War/Dance reveals the redemptive power of music, even in the most horrific places. Focusing on three children in their early teens in war-torn Uganda–stoic Nancy, driven Dominic, and soft-spoken Rose–War/Dance tracks the efforts of the school of a refugee camp call...
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The Gambino crime family is one of the “Five Families” that control the inner workings of organised crime in New York within the infamous criminal phenomenon known as the Mafia or Cosa Nostra. The Gambino family is named after Carlo Gambino, boss of the family at the time of the McClella...
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Organized crime syndicates are deeply entrenched in Japanese history. Known as the Jakuza, they were once seen as gangsters with strict code of honor, helping the police to fight the criminal underworld.The Yakuza in Japan has links that extend as far back as 400 years to Edo era. But their days of...
Sicilian judge Antonino Di Matteo is one of the most threatened - and protected - men in Italy. As the chief prosecutor in Italy's "trial of the century", he has more than 20 bodyguards, ensuring his safety around the clock. On trial are 10 men who stand accused of being part of a cons...
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Sipho Mandla Agmatir Thwala is a South African rapist and serial killer who was convicted in 1999 for the murders of 16 women and 10 rapes. He was sentenced to 506 years in prison. Thwala was known by the moniker "The Phoenix Strangler". Film Duration: 45 min
Are these the most serious accusations ever levelled against members of the British establishment? The claim that politicians, military leaders and secret service chiefs got together in order to torture, rape and murder children. Thirty year old rumours of a VIP pedophile ring have been revived, pow...

Condemned To Die

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2011. Dateline returns to Kerobokan Prison, where Bali Nine members Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are facing death after losing their final appeals, including reaction from Sukumaran's mother as she sees her son for the first time since the decision.Australians Myuran and Andrew were executed by...
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Criminal Masterminds - Serial Killer DocumentaryThe most intelligent serial murderers can be the most dangerous. Edmund Kemper, Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, and Randy Kraft all showed genius-level IQs, and their extraordinary intellect allowed them to kill for years-sometimes decades-without getting cau...
Back in 2006 there were many allegations made with regards to corruption in British football, these allegations were made by sources both inside and outside of the game. As a result the BBC funded a Panorama special which set out to investigate.Undercover: Football’s Dirty Secrets wastes no ti...

Innocents Betrayed

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This documentary effectively shatters gun control myths and fallacies. Owning a firearm is not a privilege - it's a basic right. In fact, it's the basic right to protect yourself and your loved ones.Throughout History, there has been a disturbing pattern: sooner or later (often sooner than later), d...
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A BBC film that goes behind the scenes of the recent Oscar Pistorius trial for murdering his partner Reeva Steenkamp and follows Reeva’s parents as they prepare for the courts proceedings including interviews with them after the verdict is announced. Pistorius has always maintained his innocen...

Under Fire

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A 16×9 special investigation into one of the most horrifying killing spree’s to ever take place in Canada. It’s the story of Justin Bourque, a lone gunman aged only 24 who went on a hunt for police officers in Moncton, located in the southeastern portion of the province of New Bruns...

The Dog Factory

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BBC Scotland goes on a journey through the ruthless world of dog trade, from the small-time illegal sellers to some of the counties biggest dog traffickers. Talking to the breeders and confronting those who are at the heart of it all, exposing the profit driven puppy farmers.  It is a multimillion p...
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'National Geographic: The BTK Killer' traces the horrific crimes of Dennis Rader and shows how DNA profiling first established in Britain led to the eventual capture of the BTK Killer in Wichita, Kansas.Dennis Lynn Rader (born March 9, 1945) is an American serial killer and mass murderer who murdere...
Although President Kennedy was admired by many Americans, a large faction could not accept his policies, and sought to remove him from office. Some people feel that these enemies were partly responsible for his assassination. The Men Who Killed Kennedy: The Witnesses analyzes some of the mysteries s...
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Larry Gene Bell (October 30, 1949 - October 4, 1996) was a serial killer in Lexington County, South Carolina, who was electrocuted for the murders of Sharon "Shari" Faye Smith and Debra May Helmick. Bell forced Smith to write a "Last Will and Testament" before he murdered her and taunted her parents...
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A walk through of the last day of life for death row inmates before and during execution. The emotionally powerful Discovery Channel documentary about what happens, minute by minute, the 24 hours before the condemned of Death Row leave the world. Film Duration: 42 min
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Documentary on The Maze Prison Escape in the Early 1980s. 36 IRA Men in Block 7 escaped from Europes most secure prison based inside a British Military Facility just outside Lisburn.This escape took place shortly after the Hunger Strikes Protest came to an end at christmas 1981. This was also one of...
The 40 year mystery as to the identity of the "Zodiak Killer" has been replete with exclusive revelations, false identities, Hollywood movies and countless conspiracy theories...Crime writer Aphrodite Jones takes a new look into the Zodiak Killer mystery... (2010) Film Duration: 43 min
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Follow the DEA, the FBI, and the crack drug task force known as the HIDTA during their intense, 15-year-long investigation of the Black Mafia Family (aka BMF), a group of drug traffickers who netted nearly $300 million by transporting cocaine from Atlanta to Los Angeles. With a legitimate company du...

Edmund Kemper

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Edmund Emil "Big Ed" Kemper III (born December 18, 1948),also known as "The Co-ed Killer", is an American serial killer and necrophile who was active in California in the early 1970s. He started his criminal life by murdering his grandparents when he was 15 years old. Kemper later killed and dismemb...
It has been almost four decades since the Kennedy assassination, and there are still unanswered questions about this American tragedy. Despite the findings of the Warren Commission, many feel that attempts were made to hide certain facts from the population, and that Americans only heard and saw hal...
Back in 1828 in Edinburgh, Scotland, there were a number of murders committed over a period of about ten months. 16 people were killed in total and this spree would later become known as the Burke and Hare murders, due to the fact that it was William Burke and William Hare who had committed the crim...
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Jill Dando born 1961 was an English journalist, she was one of Britians most well known television presenters having won BBC’s Personality of the Year award in 1997. At the time of her death (1999), she was the presenter of the BBC programme Crimewatch.At the pinnacle of her career when she wa...
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The way that we meet, flirt and become intimate has dramatically changed over the last 10 years, but now that so much of our private lives have migrated online we’re vulnerable in ways we have only just begun to understand.Revenge porn is a new form of epidemic with thousands of websites dedic...
In 1988, Chris Bryson was found running down a Kansas City street naked, beaten, and bloody wearing nothing but a dog collar and a leash. He told police about Bob Berdella, a local business man and how Berdella had captured him, held him hostage, raped him, tortured him, and photographed him over se...
VICE travels to West Africa to rummage through the messy remains of a country ravaged by 14 years of civil war. Despite the United Nation's eventual intervention, most of Liberia's young people continue to live in abject poverty, surrounded by filth, drug addiction, and teenage prostitution. The for...