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September 30th, 2014

Compliance Based on a Terrifying True Story

Compliance Based on a Terrifying True Story

If you were a Manager at McDonalds and a man on the phone asked you to strip search a female teenage employee would you do it?

Every other day a movie gets released which is billed as ‘based on a true story’ but COMPLIANCE is not only based off a true story it is set around one of the most terrifying and stunning true life moments ever caught on tape.

Compliance is based off the true story of a McDonalds Manager that holds an employee hostage in a back room after a Police Officer calls the store and accuses the female teenage employee of stealing money from the cash till. The situation quickly escalates as the police officer orders the Manager to strip search the girl and leave her naked in the back room.

The entire situation is caught on closed circuit camera and goes from terrifying to outright disturbing. This choice to listen to the police officer on the phone begins a nightmare that tragically blurs the lines between expedience and prudence, legality and reason and is the basis of the dark film Compliance.

Based as noted on a true story COMPLIANCE delves into the complex psychology of the real-life story under its sensationalized surface, COMPLIANCE proves that sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction.

Along with the films poster the PR company also sent us the actual closed circuit footage that this film is based on. Be warned it is disturbing and incredibly shocking.

If you were a Manager in the same situation what would you do? So often in life we are terrified of what lurks in the dark, the stranger on the corner or the man in the dark that we do not see.

Unfortunately what can make us a victim more often are the people we know and trust as is clearly depicted in this movie and the true story it is based on. I can only imagine how this poor girls parents reacted the first time they saw this video.

I just watched the film this weekend and can honestly say I was shocked by it but the true story is just so horrifying its hard to focus on the film without thinking about the fact this movie is a TRUE story in every sense. I would encourage you to read Luke’s review of Compliance.




55 Comments


  1. Darkshadows12

    i  feel the face of stupidly  has found their ruler this summers  woman who  not only blatantly followed the demands of some guy but let alone whenever the interviewer tried to bring up a valid point she would deny it just because she wanted to make herself seem not the perptrator of it as well which inst going  to save her in court if they play the vidoe  and the girls testimony and they put that dumb bitch on the stand with the rapist  they re going to jail  or they might already have  i have no clue when this case was but this is just ridcouls showing how smart you really have to be to get ahead in this world hint(not very much)


  2. Evgenios16

    it doesn’t say in the video,was the jackass prankster caught?did he go to jail?


  3. badworld

    It is a sad world we live in. I will never understand why people are enclosed in such stupidity. A police officer that doesn’t show up on site to present his/her authority badge? Really? How did we get to this point of trust, especially over the phone? Apparently, the victim was provided with a settlement of over $1 million, but unfortunately, no amount could ever completely heal the psychological disturbances and emotional wounds this girl will forever face.


  4. Hardcoretruth123

    I truely beleive “Summers” was” in” on that prank call…… I think it was her way of getting revenge back on the young girl, after the young girl (in the film) had laughed at the idea of Summers still having sex with her partner. In the film you can see Summers walking away but secretly listening in on the young girl & a fellow worker talking& laughing about her. Summers probably got pissed off, and decided this was her way of getting back at the young girl…… i do definately do beleive summers was in on this act somehow……


    • Hardcoretruth123

      Also, watch the way she blatently lies to the Qestioner, even though the evidence is plain to see on the Camera!!! That woman is clearly hiding something, and is lying through her big fat ass teeth!!!


    • That Guy

      Yes the MOVIE gives you such substantial evidence u_u… Why are you alive?


  5. kristalnocht

    Think of the name of the film COMPLIANCE it took the elderly gentleman to not COMPLY before the poor girls ordeal was over. Look at how the mention of the police made everyone comply without questioning what was happening there is a fear instilled by the police to make everyone comply this made the sicko’s prank alot easier to perpetrate and the police should not be our prison wardens because sick minds like the prank callers have control through the fear by mention of the police to make us comply its about time the police started working for us so that there is no fear about having to go to a police station. Someone whose mind works like that should be put down!!!


    • todtown

      Fear will make even the most intelligent person do the worst things to his fellow man. Fear of being singled out for not going along with crowd. Fear of not doing one’s civic duty. Fear of the ‘monsters’ that we’re made to believe exist. We’ll banish entire populations of people into Hell when fear blinds us to the inhumane nature of our actions.


    • todtown

      Fear will make even the most intelligent person do the worst things to his fellow man. Fear of being singled out for not going along with crowd. Fear of not doing one’s civic duty. Fear of the ‘monsters’ that we’re made to believe exist. We’ll banish entire populations of people into Hell when fear blinds us to the inhumane nature of our actions.


    • todtown

      Fear will make even the most intelligent person do the worst things to his fellow man. Fear of being singled out for not going along with crowd. Fear of not doing one’s civic duty. Fear of the ‘monsters’ that we’re made to believe exist. We’ll banish entire populations of people into Hell when fear blinds us to the inhumane nature of our actions.


  6. HeadbuttNelbows

    This CAN’T be real. People cannot — CANNOT be this stupid. Once the cop said make her take off her clothes the light bulb should’ve came on — actually before that.


  7. 30 incidents like this. It can and will happen again.


  8. Minna

    This reminds me of something really strange that happened to me and my boyfriend about 2 years ago. We were in a normal clothes shop when we were asked by the staff there if we wanted to take part in ‘a survey’. They told us we could win £1000 if we helped them out, so we did. They took us to the back office and told my boyfriend to wait for the phone to ring, and then follow the instructions given by the caller. They said they had no idea who this person was or where he was calling from, he had simply called them about an hour before, asking them to find a young man (my boyfriend) who would be willing to take part. We took it as a bit of a joke until this man called and told my boyfriend to do ridiculous stuff like lick one of the shop assistant’s feet, let the shop assistant sit on him while calling him a pig etc., and if he ever refused to do any of this, the man said he would subtract £50 from the money we would win at the end. After about 2 hours of this, the man told us he would hang up and call us back again after about 10 minutes, so me and my boyfriend decided to wait in the office with the confused shop assistants. We waited there for nearly 3 hours for this man to call back, but he never did. We eventually left the shop without any of the money we were promised (although we didn’t honestly believe we would win anything anyway), and we still have no idea what the hell that was about.


    • Mario Rios

      So it is the government, police and education systems fault for citizens not knowing their rights. I think I see the problem, it is someone else’s fault.

      As you stated, KNOW YOUR RIGHTS. It is YOUR responsibility not anyone else’s.


      • cali marine

        that is true…I learned in the military that the more you know your rights the less other people can fuck with you. We would have seniors come up to us and try to make us do shit that they aren’t allowed to make us do and it you don’t know your rights then you are fucked…but if you know your rights then you can tell them to fuck off and they can’t say shit back to you because they are wrong and shouldn’t be doing it in the first place


  9. quandary121

    these people are crazy dont they have a mind of there own


  10. Walera

    OMG! this is terrible, no words….it only makes me cry even more :'(


  11. Devin

    The police didn’t do much about these incidents because they like the fact that people are so compliant to perceived authority and ignorant of their rights these days. I blame the government, police, and education system for not emphasizing the rights that we have as citizens and empowering us with such rights. Even if it was a police officer on the phone, you should know your rights and demand that they either piss off or arrest you and have your lawyer present for interrogation. I would never say or do anything an officer asked of me, besides submit to arrest.
    People don’t respect the importance of rights anymore, and this is made clear by the fact that Americans have been letting them get stripped away for over a decade.
    KNOW YOUR RIGHTS PEOPLE, AND PROTECT THEM WITH EVERYTHING YOU HAVE.
    They are important. They are all we really have to protect us.


    • Jim

      So it is the government, police and education systems fault for citizens not knowing their rights. I think I see the problem, it is someone else’s fault.

      As you stated, KNOW YOUR RIGHTS. It is YOUR responsibility not anyone else’s.


    • WTF does the government have to do with a girl having idiot parents, and an idiot manager? I blame willfull ignorance and lack of interest in education period. What do you want to bet these asshats knew all the stats for NASCAR or what’s going on in the Kardashian’s life, but not what their idiot ass rights are. Who suffered? The kid. Who suffers? Our whole f*cking society. So…nah…don’t put the blame on our government and the police department…they don’t know what’s going on until after the fact.


      • Kevinwcousins

        We’re looking at this all wrong. It isn’t the police or the government or this girls parents, it’s US!! In my experience with different companies I’ve seen many examples of ‘group mentality’ where they all decide that there’s a method that should be followed. When you ask about it, most give very little credit to the question. Most people can’t even tell you why they do things they way they do, “Its always been that way” or “because my boss said so”. As a group, we do some seriously stupid things and the individual has an impossible time getting the group to listen to reason. Think People, or someone will be happy to do the thinking for you!!!


  12. I think this woman that is mananger should go to prison! Stupid, Stupid lady! She seems so cold about it all, she shows no remorse!


  13. Guest

    Lord white women. (shaking my head)


  14. DD

    Lord white women. (shaking my head)The moment he would have asked me to strip search her…I would have called for the police department to come out…bizarre!


  15. I would say fuck you to the cop, because we all know that cops are the least trustworthy and most corrupt people in the community. I hope that this family sue McDonald’s out of business. As for that perverted “manager”, he needs to have his balls nailed to a tree stump, the stump set on fire and hand him a knife. make that motherfucker make a life or death choice. If that was my daughter, I would have killed some people.


  16. I can’t believe how stupid everyone involved was from the girl on up…….


  17. Mel

    are you joking these people are the dumbest people Ive ever seen! I wouldn’t trust them with putting money in a phone booth and they are managers????


  18. Mel

    are you joking these people are the dumbest people Ive ever seen! I wouldn’t trust them with putting money in a phone booth and they are managers????


  19. todtown

    I was most effected by the character named Van. The fiance of the store manager. He left the store a broken and demoralized man, realizing what evil he was willing to commit just because an authority figure told him that it was the right thing to do. I’d want to kill myself if I was that guy.


    • That Guy

      You’re a fucking idiot. Just because the movie portrayed a character one way doesn’t make it true.. you sad sorry excuse for a human being. WATCH WHAT REALLY HAPPENED. That piece of shit deserves to be in jail AND worse.


      • todtown

        Whatever, dude. If you can’t have a decent debate about something without insulting people then go back to the piss-soaked rock you crawled out from under.


  20. i can not believe people (all of them) could be this fckn stupid!


  21. Sherry

    This was a very shocking story. I saw the movie and all I thought was, “How could these people be so stupid?” All of them, even the victim. Even the manager! Even the guy who walked out. He didn’t even do anything about it. Even my five-year old niece would figure it out? No Police Officer would ask a commoner to strip a suspect and ask him to do his job. Everything was wrong. Even the time he spent on the phone. If I was involved, I would figured it out in few minutes! A police officer who had 4 hours to stay on the phone and says he is busy? Ridiculous. All the ones involved are brainless, except for the maintenance man. People should be taught how to think.


  22. Sherry

    This was a very shocking story. I saw the movie and all I thought was, “How could these people be so stupid?” All of them, even the victim. Even the manager! Even the guy who walked out. He didn’t even do anything about it. Even my five-year old niece would figure it out? No Police Officer would ask a commoner to strip a suspect and ask him to do his job. Everything was wrong. Even the time he spent on the phone. If I was involved, I would figured it out in few minutes! A police officer who had 4 hours to stay on the phone and says he is busy? Ridiculous. All the ones involved are brainless, except for the maintenance man. People should be taught how to think.


  23. Why didn’t they know the very basic core about our rights in America and criminal procedure…and the parents telling this girl to obey adults are at fault, this kind of thinking is out…it is flawed and ruins lives…tell children to respect adults and authority, but to think for themselves and decide what is right and wrong…ie- cleaning your room: right; touching a grown man’s penise: fucking wrong…why isn’t that addressed?


    • That Guy

      No. “adults” and “authority” don’t GET respect. They earn it. Every child should be adamantly fighting it until they see and agree with their worth. It’s not a fault. It’s that girl being a fucking idiot. And all those other people not giving a shit or using the situation to get a young girl to expose herself and more. If anything this shows that adults and authority should NOT be respected but constantly questioned and scrutinized.


  24. This reminds me of the stanley milgram psych experiments from the 50’s. people followed orders to give strangers in another room an electric shock to the point of unconsciousness because a doctor on a lab coat instructed them to.


  25. This reminds me of the stanley milgram psych experiments from the 50’s. people followed orders to give strangers in another room an electric shock to the point of unconsciousness because a doctor on a lab coat instructed them to.


  26. I assure you, as a father to teenage daughters, my daughter would be very wealthy and I would be in jail for slaying that manager and her fiance. I don’t know if the caller was found but hopefully I would find him before the police did. I can’t imagine any other outcome. The manager enabled each illegal act .


    • cali marine

      yea….you want to hear the fucked up thing….the asshole prank caller was caught and the mother fucker was aquitted by a jury of his peers….so it turns our they are fuckin stupid too.


  27. That Guy

    Seriously. Not really. Really. How fucking stupid can people get? Every
    person that obeyed this “officer” deserve to be in prison. For a long
    time. They don’t deserve to be free. This isn’t inhuman – it’s stupidity.


  28. sue

    If this is a true story then McDonald’s hires complete morons to work there. The Manager and older woman who got her fiance involved need to be evaluated if they couldn’t tell this was a scam and they should of been charged with sexual abuse and thrown in jail!! This was the worst movie ever because I couldn’t believe the level of stupidity and then I find out it was based on a true story…sad statement about America.


  29. cali marine

    seriously……how fuckin stupid can you be. this movie mad me so mad!!!


  30. Nothing

    Compliance is based on real life events that occurred over a decade and involved more than 70 fast food outlets in U.S. Hoax caller duped people into strip-searching, humiliating and sexually abusing customers and stuff. People involved said they comply with police orders.


  31. Noel Symonds

    Did this girl/her family sue and did the real cops ever catch the caller?


  32. Rosa Adriana

    I doubt a manager a McDonalds has enough common sense to realize this is illegal.


  33. Tony

    Think Obama is perpetrating a similar Hoax on all of America……even though he’s lying they still want to do what he tells them…..because he’s the Authority(actually tyrant)……so many people are nothing but Sheeple……and Obamabots…..just waiting for instructions…….I don’t want your crappy Healthcare.BOzo…..even though you SAY i need it…..even though youve lied numerous times to us all…….we are ALL being victimized by this present government…..Wake up people………….


  34. Tony

    Think Obama is perpetrating a similar Hoax on all of America……even though he’s lying they still want to do what he tells them…..because he’s the Authority(actually tyrant)……so many people are nothing but Sheeple……and Obamabots…..just waiting for instructions…….I don’t want your crappy Healthcare.BOzo…..even though you SAY i need it…..even though youve lied numerous times to us all…….we are ALL being victimized by this present government…..Wake up people………….



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