|release date||August 19 2008|
|studio||First Look Pictures|
|writer||Tommy O'Haver, Irene Turner|
|starring||Catherine Keener, Ellen Page, James Franco, Bradley Whitford|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
Based on a true story that gripped the nation in 1965, An American Crime recounts one of the most shocking crimes ever committed against a single victim. The daughters of traveling carnival workers are left for an extended stay at the suburban Indiana home of single mother Gertrude Baniszewski and her seven children. Times are tough, and Gertrude's needs force her to accept this arrangement before understanding how the burden will push her already-fragile nature to a breaking point. What transpires is both riveting and horrific, leaving one child dead and the rest scarred for life.
In the past year two movies were made based on the same true story of child abuse and murder, THE GIRL NEXT DOOR and AN AMERICAN CRIME. Although both films are quite uncomfortable to watch, only one is truly authentic… that would be Tommy O’Haver ‘s AMERICAN CRIME. …Read More