An American Crime

Movie • 2007 • Crime  

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The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.
This movie contains 15 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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msegirls
Not on screen, but you see right before it happens and right after it happens
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Does a pet die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Anonymous
The movie is based on the real life child abuse and murder of Sylvia Likens.
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Addiction
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ReziRose
Gertrude abuses prescription medication.
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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There's a scene where the kid is told to feed the dog. It shows a boy push the dog's food bowl in front of a chained up dog. However, the boy walks away knowing the bowl is a little too far away from the poor dog's reach..
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Does a cat die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Assault
Is someone restrained?
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Seenit
She is raped with a glass coke bottle.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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KnightWhoSaysNi
Sylvia is burned with cigarettes in multiple scenes and is branded in one scene.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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KnightWhoSaysNi
Sylvia is forced to put a coke bottle in her vagina. We don't see her actually do it, but we see her facial expressions.
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Seenit
Sylvia is subject to torture ranging from being viciously spanked to raped with a bottle to tattooed by locals
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Children
Does a kid die?
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Anonymous
Sylvia dies.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Family
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lrrr
Someone is being held against their will
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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Fear
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone self harm?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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marlee1164
Not self inflicted but it is shown that Sylvia is not given anything to eat or drink while being kept in the basement.
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Pregnancy
Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Is there hate speech?
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Sex
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Sexual abuse is not sexual content, there is both assault and sexual content.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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