Meet the Children of 'The Wolfpack' Family Who Were Trapped For Over a Decade in a Small Apartment

Find out how this family found the courage and strength to survive and how their lives changed when they finally escaped.
2:11 | 06/19/15

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Finally tonight, the boys told not to leave their New York City apartment for more than a decade, until they broke free. Elizabeth vargas with the wolf pack. Reporter: They are the Angulo family. Oscar, Susanne and their seven children. Raised in four small rooms, homeschooled their whole lives by their mother, and locked in by their father. What did he exactly tell you? Did he say it was dangerous outside? He would say to us, so outside there's good people and there's bad people. You know, I like to keep you all here, protected, you know. Reporter: Their father gave them free reign to just one thing -- movies. The films were more than entertainment, they were salvation. The movies taught us like, sort of how to speak to one another. You talking to me? How you interact with another person. And have an opinion. Marvin, what do you make of all this? Reporter: How many movies have you seen? Let's just say over 10,000 movies. Reporter: You've seen over 10,000 movies? Like, at least. Reporter: At some point, simply watching is not enough. The brothers decide to become a part of the movies they love. With every line, every hand gesture, every expression memorized, they assign parts and perform. Their only audience, themselves. Scenes from "Pulp fiction" and "Batman." Every punch, choreographed. Until one day, fantasy becomes reality, and one son found the courage to break free. I can't plan on it. I've got to do it today. It's now or never. That's when it all begins to be over. The spell is broken. After that, the father has lost his power. His wife and children begin to emerge and discover the world. One of the first people they meet is a filmmaker that documents those first few years out. And the stunning hour, tonight at 10:00 P.M. Eastern. We'll see you later. Until then, good night.

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