An American Crime Trailer & Clips


An American Crime full movie is released on Dec 07, 2007. Watch An American Crime online - the English Biography movie from United States , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $1,306,875. An American Crime is directed by Tommy O'Haver and created by Tommy O'Haver with Elliot Page and Hayley McFarland. An American Crime is available online on Peacock and Peacock Premium.

Based on a true story that shocked the nation in 1965, the film recounts one of the most shocking crimes ever committed against a single victim. Sylvia and Jennie Fae Likens, the two daughters of traveling carnival workers are left for an extended stay at the Indianapolis home of single mother Gertrude Baniszewski and her six children. Times are tough, and Gertrude's financial needs cause her to make this arrangement before realizing how the burden will push her unstable nature to a breaking point. What transpires in the next three months is both riveting and horrific.

As know as:

The Basement, Um Crime Americano, Ameriski zlocin, Amerikietiškas nusikaltimas, Amerikan kuraimu

Release Date (Streaming):

Aug 19, 2008


United States



Production Companies:

First Look International, Killer Films, Showtime Networks

Gross worldwide:



This has been the most terrible crime ever committed in the state of Indiana, The true story of a shocking crime and a secret that wouldn't keep., The true story of a child's punishment that became a woman's crime.


Ginia Bellafante
New York Times
An American Crime is the most brutal evocation of wrongdoing to appear in quite a while; it is hardly a pleasure to watch. But it is also one of the best television movies to appear in years.
by rottentomatoes, Jun 28, 2019
John Leonard
New York Magazine/Vulture
An American Crime, wonderfully mounted, wholly absorbing, is also full of blank uneasiness.
by rottentomatoes, Jan 05, 2018
Matt Noller
Slant Magazine
If Eli Roth were to direct a Lifetime movie, it might look something like An American Crime.
by rottentomatoes, Aug 18, 2008

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