An American Crime

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

An American Crime (2007)


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

Director: Tommy O'Haver
Writers: Tommy O'Haver, Irene Turner.

Release Date: 2007-07-27
Status: Released
Run time: 97 min / 1:37
Budget: $2,000,000
Production Companies : First Look International, Killer Films, Showtime Networks
Production Country: United States of America



Ellen Page
Sylvia Likens
Catherine Keener
Gertrude Baniszewski
Hayley McFarland
Jennifer Faye 'Jennie' Likens
Nick Searcy
Lester Likens
Romy Rosemont
Betty Likens
Ari Graynor
Paula Baniszewski
Scout Taylor-Compton
Stephanie Baniszewski
Tristan Jarred
Johnny Baniszewski
Hannah Leigh
Shirley Baniszewski
Bradley Whitford
James Franco
Scott Eastwood
Michael O'Keefe
Reverend Bill Collier
Carlie Westerman
Marie Baniszewski
Michelle Benes
Hope Orbach
Jeremy Sumpter
Coy Hubbard
Brian Geraghty
Channing Nichols
Michael Welch
Evan Peters
Ricky Hobbs
Amy Ferguson
Will Carter
Officer Waters
Edward James Gage
Patricia Place
Mrs. Doyle
Paul Grace
Cottin Candy Vendor (uncredited)
James Meehan
Defense Attorney (uncredited)
Paul Palo
Newspaper Reporter (uncredited)
Gary Sievers
Carnie (uncredited)


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

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