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.
What was Momma so mad about yesterday?
Sylvia Likens: You heard. I told everyone Paula was a slut.
Stephanie Baniszewski: That's not true, is it?
When Ricky calls the police from a phone booth, he presses three buttons on the telephone, indicating that he has called 911. 911 was not established as an emergency number until 1967, but the scene takes place in 1965.
The final credit states "Sylvia Likens, 1949-1965".