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When a police officer tells you to do something, you do it. Right?

On a busy day at a suburban Ohio fast food joint, high-strung manager Sandra receives a phone call from a police officer saying that a pretty young employee, Becky, has stolen money from a customer. Convinced she's doing the right thing, Sandra commences the investigation, following instructions from the officer on the line, no matter how invasive they become. As we watch, we ask ourselves: “Why don’t they just say no?” and perhaps more troubling, "Am I certain I wouldn't do the same?" Inspired by true events.


Director(s): Craig Zobel

Executive Producer(s): David Gordon Green, James Belfer, Carina Alves

Producer(s): Sophia Lin, Lisa Muskat, Tyler Davidson, Theo Sena, Craig Zobel

Screenwriter(s): Craig Zobel

Cinematographer: Adam Stone

Editor(s): Jane Rizzo

Production Designer: Matthew Munn

Sound Designer: Rich Bologna

Music: Heather McIntosh

Additional Credits: Costume Designer: Karen Malecki, Casting Directors: Barden / Schnee Casting

Principal Cast: Ann Dowd, Dreama Walker, Pat Healy, Bill Camp, Phil Ettinger, Ashlie Atkinson, James McCaffrey

Director Bio


Craig Zobel was named Breakthrough Director at the 2008 Gothams for his directorial debut, “Great World of Sound.” Released by Magnolia Pictures, the film was also nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards and named to The National Board of Review’s Top Ten Independent Films. “Compliance” will also be released by Magnolia.


Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Sales Agent: Cinetic Media

Public Film Contact

Arianne Ayers
Magnolia Pictures
2222 South Barrington Ave
Los Angeles


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