This biopic tells the story of Charles Bronson (né Michael Gordon Peterson), a British criminal who is constantly getting into brutal fights, in prison and out, with guards and inmates.
He’s been moved to dozens of prisons for bad behavior and spent much of his time in solitary confinement; the net effect is that he’s often called Britain’s most dangerous criminal.
As in the movie, he was part of the Air France robbery and the cover-up of the murder of Billy Batts.
He did indeed enroll in the Witness Protection Program with his family, but was kicked out after a few years for committing crimes. The movie takes as its starting point the still-unsolved 1947 murder of Elizabeth Short, whose naked corpse was discovered cut in half in a lot in L. But from there, it departs from the facts greatly, diverging into sordid, murderous plots affecting the police officers investigating the case and the women in their lives.
The film documents the relationship between teenager Lee Boyd Malvo and his farther figure, John Allen Muhammad, who terrorized the Washington, D. area in a weeks-long shooting spree that killed 10 and wounded others in the Beltway sniper attacks of 2002.
The court ordered Tiede to reside in the garage apartment of the filmmaker, Richard Linklater, on his release.
The names were changed for this Nick Cassavetes movie, but the story follows the same arc: Johnny Truelove (whose real-life name is just as ridiculous: Jesse James Hollywood) is an L. drug dealer who exerts major influence on his debtors.
The names and some details may be different, but general arc of the David O.
Russell con movie is fairly true to the events of the Abscam operation.