An American Crime

An American Crime (2007)

The true story of a child's punishment that became a woman's crime.

  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
  • Release Date: 2007-07-27
  • User Rating: 7.3/10 from 649 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 37min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: First Look International
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Tommy O'Haver
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From 649 Ratings


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

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  • Elliot Page

    as Sylvia Likens
  • Catherine Keener

    as Gertrude Baniszewski
  • Hayley McFarland

    as Jennifer Faye 'Jennie' Likens
  • Nick Searcy

    as Lester Likens
  • Romy Rosemont

    as Betty Likens
  • Ari Graynor

    as Paula Baniszewski
  • Scout Taylor-Compton

    as Stephanie Baniszewski
  • Tristan Jarred

    as Johnny Baniszewski
  • Hannah Leigh

    as Shirley Baniszewski
  • Bradley Whitford

    as Prosecutor
  • James Franco

    as Andy
  • Scott Eastwood

    as Eric
  • Michael O'Keefe

    as Reverend Bill Collier
  • Carlie Westerman

    as Marie Baniszewski
  • Michelle Benes

    as Hope Orbach
  • Jeremy Sumpter

    as Coy Hubbard
  • Brian Geraghty

    as Bradley
  • Channing Nichols

    as Patty
  • Michael Welch

    as Teddy
  • Evan Peters

    as Ricky Hobbs
  • Amy Ferguson

    as Sally
  • Will Carter

    as Officer Waters
  • Edward James Gage

    as Bailiff
  • Patricia Place

    as Mrs. Doyle
  • Paul Grace

    as Cottin Candy Vendor (uncredited)
  • James Meehan

    as Defense Attorney (uncredited)
  • Paul Palo

    as Newspaper Reporter (uncredited)
  • Gary Sievers

    as Carnie (uncredited)
Directing Tommy O'Haver Director
Writing Tommy O'Haver Author
Writing Irene Turner Author
Writing Irene Turner Screenplay
Writing Tommy O'Haver Screenplay
Production Hans Ritter Co-Producer
Production Pamela Koffler Executive Producer
Production Jocelyn Hayes Producer
Costume & Make-Up Alix Hester Costume Design
Camera Byron Shah Director of Photography
Production Judy Cook Casting
Crew John Waters Thanks
Art Lisa Alkofer Set Decoration
Crew Ed McDermott II Stunts
Editing Melissa Kent Editor
Production Jonathan McCoy Unit Production Manager
Directing Chad Rosen Assistant Director
Crew Kirsten Smith Thanks
Costume & Make-Up Daniel Curet Hair Department Head
Production Stuart Burkin Executive In Charge Of Production
Camera Jeff Clark Steadicam Operator
Sound Alan Ari Lazar Original Music Composer
Art Nathan Amondson Production Design
Crew Beau J. Genot Post Production Supervisor
Directing Jan McWilliams Script Supervisor
Production Anya Colloff Casting
Art Zach Bangma Art Direction
Crew Billy Mulligan Thanks
Sound Spring Aspers Music Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Molly O'Haver Set Costumer
Crew Lou Simon Stunt Coordinator
Crew Jonathan Bell Thanks
Costume & Make-Up Lori Ayala-Read Costume Supervisor
Crew David Waine Special Effects Coordinator
Production Carlos A. Aragon Location Manager
Costume & Make-Up Jorjee Douglass Makeup Department Head
Crew Hugh Dancy Thanks
Production Amy McIntyre Britt Casting
Production Michael V. Nicolo Casting Associate
Editing Mato Color Timer
Sound Scott Stolz Sound Mixer