An American Crime (2007)
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An American Crime (2007)

Genre
Drama
Release Date
August 17, 2007
Studio
First Look Studios
Genre
Drama
Release Date
August 17, 2007
MPAA Rating
R
Duration
92 minute(s)
Production Budget
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Studio
First Look Studios
Official Site
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Director
Tommy O'Haver
Producer
Jocelyn Hayes, Jocelyn Hayes-Simpson, Katie Roumel, Kevin Turen, Christine Vachon, Henry Winterstern
Screenwriter
Tommy O'Haver, Irene Turner

"This," said Prosecutor Leroy New, "has been the most terrible crime ever committed in the state of Indiana." It was the first crime of child abuse that broke through reticence and denial to register with the public. In Tommy O'Haver's film, "An American Crime," Academy Award nominee Catherine Keener portrays Gertrude Baniszewski, the seemingly ordinary housewife who imprisons and tortures a beautiful teenager, played by Gemini Award winner Ellen Page, in the basement of her house - two portrayals that will resonate with audiences long after they leave the theatre. "An American Crime," which also stars James Franco and Bradley Whitford, was produced by First Look Studios and Killer Films/John Wells.