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Compliance (2012)

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A normal Friday service at a fast food restaurant becomes interrupted by a police officer who claims an employee stole from a customer, but something more sinister is going on.

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Robert Gilmour (as Matthew Skibiak)

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At a fast food restaurant, the manager, Sandra, is having a bad day. Suddenly, she gets a phone call from a man claiming to be a police officer who has a complaint that one of her young female employees has stolen from a customer. At the orders of this authoritative sounding stranger, Sandra takes the apparent accused, Becky, to a back room to search her before she is picked up. Once there, the phone scammer manipulates the gullible personnel into participating in Becky's sexual humiliation that grows more twisted with every new sucker on the phone. Only when one final person has the conscience to revolt do they realize the crime they were tricked into, which the real police are hard pressed to solve. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Rated R for language and sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

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26 September 2012 (France)  »

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Obediência  »

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$270,000 (estimated)

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$16,427 (USA) (17 August 2012)

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$318,622 (USA) (26 October 2012)
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Nearly all of the events in this movie are true. The movie centers on the incident in April 9th 2004, a call was made to a McDonald's in Mount Washington, Kentucky; In the real life incident, the girl's name was Louise Ogborn and she worked at McDonald's. Her assistant managers name was Donna Summers and the caller on the other line was 'Officer Scott' and the call had originated from a pay-phone in Panama City, Florida. The card he had used was a AT&T phone card that he had bought at Wal-Mart. See more »

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When the police are collecting computer surveillance footage as evidence from the restaurant's computers, a policeman takes out a CD/DVD reader claiming it has all the backups for all the systems. He should be taking the computer's hard-drives as evidence. See more »

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Officer Daniels: We really have two choices here.
Sandra: Okay, what do you need?
Officer Daniels: We need to find the money, but I want to make this as easy as possible for Becky, wouldn't you agree?
Sandra: Yes, I would.
Officer Daniels: So that's the first thing. And in this situation, either... and I don't like this... we drag her downtown, we book her, we process her, we put her in a holding cell, where she'll probably be all night.
Sandra: That seems very extreme.
Officer Daniels: Yeah, I mean, I think in order to keep this sort of contained, what we could do is just have you ...
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Lord I Pray You Don't Turn Me Away
Performed by Konshens
Written by Tank Yusef Davis
Published by Pubadminourstage (BMI)
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A testament to the failure of education in America
28 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

This movie is simply unbearable to watch. Yes, it is well made and has great acting. But whats infuriating is that it highlights how truly stupid and uneducated most Americans are. Yes, I understand given the notion of authority, people will listen to what they are told, but these people act like they have never heard of due process of law, innocent until proved guilty, asking for an attorney to be present or even asking for a policeman's badge number when he demands strange things. Only at a fast food restaurant, staffed by the most uneducated idiots could something like this occur. Or rather, I would like to think so. It seems as if the caller banks of what the people may have seen in TV shows to get them to follow his orders, but likewise, wouldn't TV at least remind people that officers don't strip search and spank people over like 40 missing dollars? The moral of the story is to stay in school and know your rights. Or you might wind up like these morons someday.


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