Release Date: 07 Dec 2007
Director: Tommy O'Haver
Writer: Tommy O'Haver, Irene Turner
Cast: Ellen Page, Hayley McFarland, Nick Searcy, Romy Rosemont
Duration: 1 h 37 min
IMDB Rating: 7.3/10 (16,588 Votes)
An American Crime (2007) Plot:
Based on a true story that shocked the nation in 1965, the film recounts one of the most shocking crimes ever committed against a single victim. Sylvia and Jennie Fae Likens, the two daughters of traveling carnival workers are left for an extended stay at the Indianapolis home of single mother Gertrude Baniszewski and her six children. Times are tough, and Gertrude's financial needs cause her to make this arrangement before realizing how the burden will push her unstable nature to a breaking point. What transpires in the next three months is both riveting and horrific, leaving one child dead and the rest scarred for life.