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.
The film is based largely on actual court transcripts from the case.
You know what it's like to be sick, Sylvia. I've been sick for so long, too. I can't... discipline my kids they was I should. I punish them I know, but... sometimes with my medicine I gets so I don't know what I'm doing.
Gertrude Baniszewski: And I care for them so much....
A Ford Maverick is seen parked outside the house. The Maverick was not introduced until 1969, four years after the events of the film.
The final credit states "Sylvia Likens, 1949-1965".