An American Crime

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An American Crime is a 2007 American crime drama film starring Ellen Page and Catherine Keener. The film is based on the true story of the torture and murder of Sylvia Likens by Indianapolis housewife Gertrude Baniszewski. It premiered at the 2007... read more
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An American Crime is a 2007 American crime drama film starring Ellen Page and Catherine Keener. The film is based on the true story of the torture and murder of Sylvia Likens by Indianapolis housewife Gertrude Baniszewski. It premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Because of internal problems with the film's original distributor, First Look International, the film was not released theatrically. The Showtime television network officially premiered An American Crime on May 10, 2008. The film was nominated for a Golden Globe, a Primetime Emmy (both for Keener's performance), and a Writers Guild of America Award.

Original Release

07/27/2007

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Cast

Ellen Page Sylvia Likens
Catherine Keener Gertrude Baniszewski
Hayley McFarland 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 (as Hannah Leigh Dworkin)
Bradley Whitford Prosecutor
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Tommy O'Haver

Writers

Tommy O'Haver, Irene Turner

Cast

Ellen Page Sylvia Likens
Catherine Keener Gertrude Baniszewski
Hayley McFarland 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 (as Hannah Leigh Dworkin)
Bradley Whitford Prosecutor
James Franco Andy
Scott Eastwood Eric (as Scott Reeves)
Michael O'Keefe Reverend Bill Collier
Carlie Westerman Marie Baniszewski
Michelle Benes Hope Orbach
Jeremy Sumpter Coy Hubbard
Brian Geraghty Bradley
Channing Nichols Patty
Michael Welch Teddy
Evan Peters Ricky Hobbs

Producers

Pamela Koffler Executive Producer
Richard Shore Executive Producer
Ruth Vitale Executive Producer
John Wells Executive Producer
Jocelyn Hayes Producer
Christine Vachon Producer
Hans Ritter Producer
Katie Roumel Producer
Kevin Turen Producer
Henry Winterstern Producer

Editors

Melissa Kent

2009 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
2008 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated
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