Trivia: An American Crime

  • All-Star Cast: In addition to Page and Keener, James Franco stars in the film.
  • Destroy the Abusive Home: The ultimate fate of the Baniszewski home. While plans were made to restore the house as a shelter for abused girls, funding fell through, with many in the community blaming lack of donations on the location being too heavily overshadowed by the murder. Two years after the film's release and almost forty-five years after Sylvia's murder, the house was demolished.
  • Dueling Movies: The Girl Next Door, a more extreme adaptation of the Likens case that was also released in 2007.
  • Dyeing for Your Art: Ellen Page effectively starved herself for the role of Sylvia.
  • Social Services Does Not Exist: Very nearly literally. Many laws regarding mandatory reporting of suspected abuse came into being directly because of this case.