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Tabloid -- A documentary on a former Miss Wyoming who is charged with abducting and imprisoning a young Mormon Missionary.
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11 November 2011 (UK) See more »
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A documentary on a former Miss Wyoming who is charged with abducting and imprisoning a young Mormon Missionary. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Joyce is a breed of crazy you have to witness for yourself See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Joyce McKinney ... Herself
Peter Tory ... Himself
Troy Williams ... Himself
Jackson Shaw ... Himself
Kent Gavin ... Himself
Dr. Hong ... Himself (as Jin Han Hong)

Directed by
Errol Morris 
 
Produced by
Julie Ahlberg .... producer (as Julie Bilson Ahlberg)
Ajae Clearway .... co-producer
Max Daly .... associate producer
Robert Fernandez .... executive producer
Mark Lipson .... producer
Errol Morris .... executive producer
Angus Wall .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
John Kusiak 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Chappell (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Grant Surmi 
 
Production Design by
Steve Hardie 
 
Makeup Department
Fran Maxwell .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Aimée Flaherty .... associate production supervisor (as Aimee Flaherty)
Mark Lipson .... post-production supervisor
Adam Picchietti .... associate production supervisor
Dina Marie Piscatelli .... production supervisor
Rebekah Sindoris .... associate production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Brawer .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Rob Feng .... graphic artist
Jon Gold .... property master
Jeremy Landman .... graphic artist
Daniel Turk .... construction coordinator (as Dan Turk)
 
Sound Department
David Bach .... dialogue editor
David Bach .... sound re-recording mixer
Phil Barrie .... assistant sound editor
Joel Dougherty .... sound effects editor
Skip Lievsay .... sound re-recording mixer
Skip Lievsay .... supervising sound editor
Bruce Perlman .... sound mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Kurt Lawson .... digital compositor
Maciek Sokalski .... compositor
Hameed Shaukat .... additional visual effects producer: a52 (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Beverly .... key grip
Simon S. Cho .... gaffer (as Simon Cho)
Mauricio Gutierrez .... digital imaging technician (as Mauricio Guitierrez)
Aaron Kaikko .... video assist
Rob McCarthy .... gaffer
Joel Prescott .... grip
Will Reid .... electrician
Paul Salmi .... grip
John Sekula .... first assistant camera
Jared Washburn .... second assistant camera
Joe Weireter .... electrician
Peter Welsh .... grip
 
Animation Department
Steven Do .... additional animator
Jonathan Ficcadenti .... animator
Jiaren Hui .... additional animator
Michael Reith .... additional animator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Miriam Burke .... wardrobe supervisor
Lee Ann Jarvis .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Kevin Bass .... technical engineer
David Brodie .... additional editor
Brendan Crockett .... on-line editor
Austyn Daines .... editorial assistant
Steven Hathaway .... contributing editor
Yannick Leblanc .... technical engineer
Nathan Sumperton .... editorial assistant
James Taylor .... on-line producer
Angus Wall .... contributing editor
Paul Yacono .... colorist
 
Music Department
Shie Rozow .... music editor
Andrew Willis .... composer: additional music (as P. Andrew Willis)
Stefan Karrer .... soundtrack album producer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Steven J. Bagnara .... production assistant (as Steve Bagnara)
Nevada Basile .... production accountant
Sam Bjork .... researcher
Jacquie Boubion .... production assistant
Sophia Branson .... researcher (as Sophie Branson Gill)
Doug Bratcher .... production assistant
Josh Braun .... distribution advisor: Submarine Entertainment
Dave Burg .... production assistant
Maggie Causey .... script supervisor
Julie Fischer .... researcher
Matthew Hinrichs .... production assistant
Chris Kasick .... post consultant
Nicki Lingroso .... production assistant
Won Park .... translator: Korean
Christopher L. Perez .... clearance counsel
Ann Petrone .... senior researcher
Mcihael Rubman .... production assistant
Calla Statszko .... production assistant
Anais Wade .... production assistant
Mel Young .... production assistant
T.J. Young .... researcher
Natalie Cubides Brady .... researcher (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Bruce Perlman .... special thanks
Karen Schmeer .... in memory of
 

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  • a52 (online and visual effects)
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Rated R for sexual content and nudity
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87 min
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Filmmaker Errol Morris was sued by Joyce McKinney, the central figure of the documentary for allegedly tricking her into appearing in the film.See more »
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References Saturday Night Fever (1977)See more »

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20 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Joyce is a breed of crazy you have to witness for yourself, 12 December 2011
Author: scarletheels from Colorado

Some stories are so preposterous and delightfully astonishing that they have to be exposed to the masses. Such is the true tale of Joyce McKinney, the former beauty queen who hired a pilot to fly her and an accomplice, Keith May, to England to rescue her boyfriend, Kirk Anderson, from the clutches of the Mormon church. After bringing him to a rented cottage in Devon, where the refrigerator was stocked full of his favorite foods, she bound and seduced him. What ensued was three days of sex, food, and fun, to be forever known as "The Case of the Manacled Mormon".

It sounds like every man's fantasy - a beautiful pageant princess waiting on you hand and foot, satisfying your every whim and fancy. However, Kirk, after reading about his own abduction in the newspaper, fled from his captors and alleged to the police a much different account of what happened. The all-American, charismatic blonde was arrested for kidnapping and raping the Mormon missionary and thrown in the slammer to await trial. The British tabloids had a field day with the bizarre incident.

The Daily Express printed Joyce's side of the story while their rival, The Daily Mirror, delved deep into Joyce's past and uncovered lurid details of her moonlighting as an S&M model and dominatrix for hire, painting her as a manipulative Jezebel that cast a spell over all of the men she met. The accusation did ring true. She often referred to Keith May as her slave and she had another admirer willing to do anything she asked. Even Peter Tory, a reporter for The Daily Express, seems to have fallen for Joyce's delusion that she was simply a girl so profoundly in love with her boyfriend, she risked life and limb in order to save and deprogram him from a cult of polygamists.

Unfortunately, Kirk Anderson declined to participate in Morris's documentary and Keith May passed away in 2004, but there is enough material to fill his absence, like Joyce's decision to travel to Seoul, South Korea to have her beloved rescue dog, Booger, cloned.

The interviews with Joyce, Jackson Shaw (the pilot), Troy Williams (a former Mormon missionary), Peter Tory, Kent Gavin (photographer for The Daily Mirror), and Dr. Hong flow smoothly, with barely any interruption by Mr. Morris. The montage of animated newspaper clippings was a visual treat and the background music fit brilliantly, which normally goes unnoticed in a documentary. The star of the show is Joyce with her animated voice and emphasized gestures. She's a breed of crazy that is sometimes unsettling, sometimes funny, and always entertaining.

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