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An American Crime (The Basement) (2007)

An American Crime
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7.4 IMDB rating
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Ellen Page Ellen Page
Sylvia Likens
Hayley McFarland Hayley McFarland
Jennie Likens
Nick Searcy Nick Searcy
Lester Likens
Romy Rosemont Romy Rosemont
Betty Likens
Catherine Keener Catherine Keener
Gertrude Baniszewski
Ari Graynor Ari Graynor
Paula Baniszewski
Scout Taylor-Compton Scout Taylor-Compton
Stephanie Baniszewski
Tristan Jarred Tristan Jarred
Johnny Baniszewski

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Tommy O Tommy O'Haver
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Irene Turner Irene Turner
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A heart-breaking experience

10 years, 2 months ago at Aug 16 13:12
1 vote
"...every situation God always has a plan. I guess I'm still trying to figure out what that plan was."

An American Crime recounts a dreadful event that occurred merely a few decades ago in a typical, unsuspecting American suburban community. Many will collectively concur that this film is an imperative modern tour de force that addresses its subject matter relentlessly and explicitl... read more

Who would do such a thing?

8 years, 4 months ago at Jun 4 15:43
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What a movie! A very slow movie, that will leave you talking for weeks. A true story that will make you sick to your stomach. Performances that will take your heart away. This movie did not dissapoint me at all, except maybe for the first 15 minutes, when I thought it might be a chick flick, but that change drastically. There was times in this movie, where I wanted to turn away, but couldn't becau... read more


8 years, 2 months ago at Aug 7 2:58
1 vote
The saddest movie i ever watched.
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The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.
Release date: 7 December 2007
Tags: Drama (20), Torture (14), Based On True Story (14), Crime (12), Disturbing (8), Child Abuse (8), 2007 (8), Teenage Pregnancy (7), 2000s (6), Basement (6), Single Mother (5), Trial (5), (5), Kidnapping (5), American Midwest (4), Ellen Page (4), Dog (3), Dead Girl (3), Carnival (3), Based On Court Transcripts (3)
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