Compliance

Compliance

Director: Craig Zobel

Cast: Ann Dowd, Dreama Walker

     
 

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Inspired by actual events, writer/director Craig Zobel's sophomore feature Compliance examines the complex hierarchy of authority through the experiences of a teenage fast-food restaurant clerk who falls victim to a twisted practical joke. Becky (Dreama Walker) is doing her best to get through anotherSee more details below

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Inspired by actual events, writer/director Craig Zobel's sophomore feature Compliance examines the complex hierarchy of authority through the experiences of a teenage fast-food restaurant clerk who falls victim to a twisted practical joke. Becky (Dreama Walker) is doing her best to get through another tough shift when a man claiming to be a police officer calls to speak with her stressed-out manager Sandra (Ann Dowd). According to the man on the phone, Becky has just stolen money from a customer, and likely still has the cash on her person. When Becky denies any wrongdoing, the man on the phone insists that Sandra detain the frightened girl in the back room of the restaurant, an action that sets into motion a shocking sequence of events.

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All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
Director Craig Zobel delivers a hard-hitting and tense study of morality with Compliance, a menacing drama meant to provoke strong reactions and discussions after the credits roll. The ripped-from-the-headlines tale of a fast-food employee who is forced to endure extreme mental, physical, and eventually sexual abuse because of a prank call gone horribly awry is successfully adapted for the screen, with Adam Stone's artful cinematography providing the claustrophobic feel required for the deplorable back-room crime. Much of the film relies on the two female leads, effectively played by Ann Dowd and Dreama Walker, who lend a realistic air that's necessary for the drama to work. Viewers who have read up on the actual event that inspired the movie might question a few instances when the filmmakers softened the harshness of the incident, yet the majority of the situation's horror still comes through without feeling exploitive.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/08/2013
UPC:
0876964005173
Original Release:
2011
Rating:
R
Source:
Magnolia
Region Code:
A
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:30:00
Sales rank:
20,827

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ann Dowd Sandra
Dreama Walker Becky
Pat Healy Actor,Officer Daniels
Bill Camp Van
Philip Ettinger Kevin
Ashlie Atkinson Marti
James McCaffrey Detective Neals
Matt Servitto Supplier
Nikiya Mathis Connie
Ralph Rodriguez Julio
Stephen Payne Harold
Amelia Fowler Brie
John Merolla Customer
Desmin Borges Officer Morris
Matt Skibiak Robert Gilmour
Maren McKee Daughter
Raymond McAnally Portland Detective
George Asatrian Convenience Store Clerk
Rebecca Henderson Lawyer
Jeffrey Grover Television Journalist
Michael Abbott Officer Jimmy Palmer
Samuel Caruana Kid with Dad
Matthew Peter Murphy Lawyer

Technical Credits
Craig Zobel Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Carina Alves Executive Producer
Kerry Barden Casting
James Belfer Executive Producer
Rich Bologna Sound/Sound Designer
Tyler Davidson Producer
Christof Gebert Sound Mixer
David Gordon Green Executive Producer
Sophia Lin Producer
Karen Malecki Costumes/Costume Designer
Heather McIntosh Score Composer
Matt Munn Production Designer
Lisa Muskat Producer
Josh Newport Asst. Director
Michael Powsner Art Director
Jane Rizzo Editor
Paul Schnee Casting
Rondi Scott Makeup
Theo Sena Producer
Adam Stone Cinematographer

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Behind The Scenes Of Compliance; Interview With Director Craig Zobel; AXS TV: A Look At Compliance; Theatrical Trailer

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