Compliance

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Craig Zobel
Production: Magnolia Pictures
  7 wins & 34 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.4
Metacritic:
68
Rotten Tomatoes:
89%
R
Year:
2012
90 min
$318,622
Website
593 Views


[music playing]

WOMAN:
Thanks again.

It's lucky we're near the warehouse, huh?

Yeah, not so near.

- Bit of a drive.

- Oh.

I'm not gonna have any more,

uh, bacon until Sunday.

Pickles, I...

Okay, well, I guess

we'll just have to manage.

Yeah, well, hopefully

you'll have enough coleslaw.

Who's your regional? Uh...

- Gilmour.

- Gilmour.

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

What did he say?

Well, I wanted to deal

with the situation first.

Ah, Christ, your regional manager

doesn't know?

Come on. How hard is it

to deal with these things?

I don't appreciate

you talking to me like that.

Yeah, well, you know what?

I don't appreciate you letting

$1,500 worth of product spoil.

It is your job to manage this sh*t,

to keep it together.

How do you deal with your kids?

'Cause my kid has

a--a big game tonight,

and I'm 50 miles away,

dealing with a woman...

Well, I'm sorry about that.

Who thinks she can manage

without bacon!

Okay. Thank you very much

for all your help.

You're f***ed without bacon.

I'll tell you that.

Listen. Listen to me.

Sir!

Sir...

[ignition bell chiming]

[door closes, chiming stops]

Hey, uh, ma'am, it is against code

to park so close to the building.

You need to save this for the customers.

Wait until I tell Sandra.

Ah, wait.

Always f***ing up.

Shut up.

[Door opens]

SANDRA:

Thank you for joining us.

Now, some of you

have heard this before,

but we have got to be

on our best tonight.

I had a surprise this morning.

Apparently somebody forgot

to fully close the freezer door.

Now, I know most of you

weren't working last night,

but obviously

this is not acceptable.

We did lose $1,430

worth of inventory.

Fortunately we were able to get

a last-minute shipment from the warehouse,

but bacon's gonna be short,

bacon and pickles.

MALE EMPLOYEE:
What?

Now, Friday nights are crazy,

and Aaron is out because he has

that thing that was going around.

But we've gotta be by the book tonight.

We potentially have a franchise

quality-control person coming,

a secret shopper,

so my food people,

you have gotta be extra careful

with the portions.

Okay? Not just make the order right,

but in the right order.

And let's just use two strips

of bacon per sandwich.

We're gonna have to save it, okay?

And my counter people,

we're gonna do the drops

right on the hour,

so make sure your drawers

are organized.

And I know you're down a person,

but if you don't have a customer,

I want you to clean, clean, clean.

That means you, too, okay?

Y'all know what Friday nights are like,

so let's get to work.

[sizzling]

'I know you're dying to be free... '

CASHIER:
Thanks, guys.

Thank you.

Here. Stock your section.

She thinks I left the door open.

No. She thinks Kevin did it.

I mean, Kevin did do it, right?

Total. But you think

he's gonna get fired?

I don't know.

Well, I just want her

to quit thinking it's me.

But I just can't be not having

a job right now. You know?

I'm pretty sure you're fine. Yeah.

Is that a new cellphone cover?

Yeah. I decided pink was gonna be

my new thing now.

It's cool. I like it.

I mean, I like the old one, too, though.

Yeah, I know, but the jewels

and stuff started falling off.

Oh. Were you talking to John?

No, it's this new guy named Ben.

I kinda started it for fun,

but now I can't decide what to do.

He's kinda crazy, actually.

MARTI:
I don't know how you keep up

with them all, girl.

Yeah, I can hardly handle my fianc.

What? He proposed?

No, but he, um, called my dad,

so I know it's coming.

Ah! That is awesome!

Yeah, thanks.

Ha ha! Wow. Awesome.

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Craig Zobel

Roger Craig Zobel (born October 6, 1976) is an American film director of the films Compliance and Great World of Sound and who also co-founded Homestar Runner and Ron Planet. more…

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