Cast + Crew:
Ann Dowd, Dream Walker, Pat Healy, Bill Camp, Phillip Ettinger, James McCaffrey, Matt Servito, Ashlie Atkinson, Nikiya Mathis
August 17, 2012
Director/s: Craig Zobel
Tyler Davidson, Sophia Lin, Lisa Muskat, Theo Sena, Craig Zobel
When a police officer tells you to do something, you do it. Right?
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Based on true events, COMPLIANCE tells the chilling story of just how far one might go to obey a figure of authority. On a particularly busy day at a suburban Ohio fast food joint, high-strung manager Sandra (Ann Dowd (Garden State) receives a phone call from a police officer saying that an employee, a pretty young blonde named Becky (newcomer Dreama Walker) has stolen money from a customer. Convinced she's only doing what's right, Sandra commences the investigation, following step-by-step instructions from the officer at the other end of the line, no matter how invasive they become. As we watch, we ask ourselves two questions: “Why don’t they just say no?” and the more troubling, "Am I certain I wouldn't do the same?"
The second feature from director Craig Zobel (the man behind the 2007 Sundance hit Great World of Sound), COMPLIANCE recounts this riveting nightmare in which the line between legality and reason is hauntingly blurred. The cast delivers startlingly authentic performances that make the appalling events unfolding onscreen all the more difficult to watch – but impossible to turn away from. Delving into the complex psychology of this real-life story, COMPLIANCE proves that sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction.
Why isn’t it easy to “just say no....”
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures
Production Company: Bad Cop Bad Cop Film Productions, Muskat Film Properties, Dogfish Pictures
M.P.A.A. Rating: Rated R for language and sexual content/nudity