The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.

  1. Tommy O'Haver

    Author, Director, Screenplay

  2. Irene Turner

    Author, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Ellen Page

    Ellen Page

    Sylvia Likens

  2. Catherine Keener

    Catherine Keener

    Gertrude Baniszewski

  3. Hayley McFarland

    Hayley McFarland

    Jennifer Faye 'Jennie' Likens

  4. Nick Searcy

    Nick Searcy

    Lester Likens

  5. Romy Rosemont

    Romy Rosemont

    Betty Likens

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An American Crime
An American Crime



Status Released

Release Information

  • December 7, 2007


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 37m

Budget $2,000,000.00

Revenue -

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