An American Crime

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2008 | Drama

In 1965, while under the care of a woman named Gertrude Baniszewski, a 16-year-old girl is put through an ordeal that includes beatings in the guise of discipline, burnings with cigarettes & match... more

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On DVD

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

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DIRECTOR

Tommy O'Haver

Screenwriter

Tommy O'Haver
Irene Turner

Companies

First Look Pictures & 1 more

Rating MPAA

Not Available

Storyline

In 1965, while under the care of a woman named Gertrude Baniszewski, a 16-year-old girl is put through an ordeal that includes beatings in the guise of discipline, burnings with cigarettes & matches and scalding hot baths, among other tortures. Encouraging a "Lord of the Flies"-type cult, Baniszewski involves her own children and children from her Indianapolis neighborhood in the punishments. The girl eventually dies.

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