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An American Crime

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Gertrude (Catherine Keener) is a divorced mother of several children who agrees to take care of two girls. But, she violently imprisons one (Ellen Page) in the basement, turning her into the outlet for all of her anger. Based on a true story.

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An American Crime

DramaTV-MA1 Hour 38 Mins

An award-nominated drama, based on a true story. Gertrude Baniszewski (Catherine Keener), a divorced mother of several children, agrees to take care of two girls, Sylvia (Ellen Page) and Jen

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Credits

Cast

James Franco, Ellen Page, Catherine Keener

Director

Tommy O'Haver

Writers

Tommy O'Haver, Irene Turner

Producers

Jocelyn Hayes, Kevin Turen, Katie Roumel, Christine Vachon

Cinematographer

Byron Shah

Editor

Melissa Kent