R | | Biography, Crime, Drama
The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.
Hayley McFarland,Scout Taylor-Compton and Hannah Leigh all played minor roles in the Gilmore Girls TV Series! Hayley played April Nardini's school friend, Scout played Dean's sister and Hannah played Charlotte, one of Emily Gilmore's apprentices.
Leroy K. New:
Are you scared?
Gertrude Baniszewski: I've been scared about a lot of things for a long time.
In the film, Gertrude's youngest child is called Kenny, and his father is named Andy. In reality, the father's name was Dennis Wright, and his son was Dennis "Denny" Wright, Jr. It is possible both names were changed out of respect for the real Dennis Wright, Jr., who was an infant during the crime and who, at the time of filming, was still alive.
The final credit states "Sylvia Likens, 1949-1965".
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