The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.
|艾伦·佩吉 (Ellen Page)||饰||Sylvia Likens|
|哈蕾·麦克法兰 (Hayley McFarland)||饰||Jennie Likens|
|尼克·瑟西 (Nick Searcy)||饰||Lester Likens|
|罗密·罗斯蒙特 (Romy Rosemont)||饰||Betty Likens|
|凯瑟琳·基纳 (Catherine Keener)||饰||Gertrude Baniszewski|
An American Crime is split into reflections of contemporary and past settings. The contemporary setting is the trial of Gertrude Baniszewski (Catherine Keener), interspersed with lengthy flashbacks into the events described by the witnesses.Sylvia (Ellen Page) and her sister, Jenny (Hayley McFarland), find themselves on the road living between their parents, Lester (Nick Searcy) and Betty Likens (Romy Rosemont). The Likens parents, who are professional carnival workers, go on tour together, leaving Sylvia and Jenny in the care of Gertrude Baniszewski, whose daughters the Likens girls have met …
- 声音混合： Dolby Digital
- 纵横比：2.35 : 1
|First Look International|
|发行公司||Peace Arch Releasing (2008) (Theatrical) (Canada)|
|First Look International (2007) (Theatrical) (United States)|
|First Look International (2008) (DVD) (United States)|
|Hollywood Entertainment (2008) (All media) (Greece)|
|Noble Entertainment (2007) (Theatrical) (Sweden)|
- 艾伦·佩吉 literally starved herself for her role as Sylvia. When director 汤米·奥 noticed she was looking thinner, he asked her if she was eating and she replied "No, because Sylvia wasn't being fed."
- This movie was the second attempt to tell Sylvia Likens' story on the big screen and the first one to be successful. In the early 1980s there were moves to make a movie about Sylvia but they were dropped in the face of intense opposition from Sylvia's sister Jenny. It wasn't until after Jenny's death in 2004 that efforts to tell the events of 1965 in a movie were revived.
- The real life daughter, Paula Baniszewski, was released from prison and changed her name. She ended up getting a job as a guidance counselor aide in an Iowa school and worked there for 14 years before anyone found out about her real past. She was immediately fired.