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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.


Craig Zobel


Craig Zobel
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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)


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)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


It should never have gone this far. See more »


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


The Law and Order: SVU episode Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Authority (2008) with Robin Williams was based on the same true events. See more »


When Becky is first stripping down, her hair is up/down between shots. See more »


Harold: That man's asking me to do things that ain't right. He's asking me to take her apron off and look at her... It ain't right. And it ain't policemanly.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Compliance (2018) See more »


Bringing You Home
Performed by Daniel Washington
Written by Daniel Washington
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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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Release Date:

26 September 2012 (France) See more »

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Box Office


$270,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,427, 19 August 2012

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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