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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.

Director:

Craig Zobel

Writer:

Craig Zobel
7 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ann Dowd ... Sandra
Matt Servitto ... Supplier
Dreama Walker ... Becky
Pat Healy ... Officer Daniels
Philip Ettinger ... Kevin
Ashlie Atkinson ... Marti
Nikiya Mathis ... Connie
Ralph Rodriguez ... Julio
Stephen Payne Stephen Payne ... Harold
Bill Camp ... Van
Amelia Fowler ... Brie
John Merolla ... Customer
James McCaffrey ... Detective Neals
Desmin Borges ... Officer Morris
Matt Skibiak Matt Skibiak ... Robert Gilmour (as Matthew Skibiak)
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Obediência See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$270,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,427, 19 August 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$318,622, 28 October 2012
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Feels Like a Hurricane
Performed by Waiting for Iris
Written by Jesi Kellering
Published by Pubadminourstage (ASCAP)
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Proof Is In The Reviews
2 January 2013 | by alacrityfitzhugh2See all my reviews

They say this has happened over 70 times, I believe it. There are extremely stupid people in this world, some work at fast food joints and others are right beside you, at your work, as you walk down the street, and even (as the proof shows) writing reviews saying this movie is "chilling and true".

Read all the reviews, and you will see some extremely stupid peoples thoughts on this subject. When they say "many of us might do the same thing", they are saying they have the IQ of a turnip. This might be a good comedy, right alongside "America's Stupidest Criminals" you could have "America's Stupidest Idiots" and it has nothing to do with where they work. The movie was not presented as a comedy so it failed miserably.

The movie goes terribly off-track into unbelievable when it shows so many people being so stupid. There are many idiots, but there is always 1 person in a crowd with an IQ in the double digits. That is all it would take for this to be over. That is why so many people couldn't sit through the entire stupid thing. The acting was OK, the writing (as I said) would have been OK for a comedy, but stupid as a drama. The attempt to make this movie as a chilling drama is, yes, chilling and terrifying.

The proof of how many stupid people there are in this world, is right there in the reviews, by those who thought this was a good movie.

Just my opinion.


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