Moving Violation Synopsis
In a society ruled by surveillance and paranoia, Corrine is recorded as: Corrine Pearl Radman; 29, credit rating 637, a single white female, ordinary, not a person of interest. A financial analyst in New York, Corrine is extremely active on social media, known for her sarcasm, tongue-in-cheek conspiracy theories, and outrageous sense of humour. Professionally, Corrine is renowned for smart, intuitive investment choices and leads the company rankings in simulated investments. Her poor attitude is all that bars her way to a lucrative partnership position and a 35th floor corner office.
Corrine's life implodes shortly after one of her outrageous conspiracy tweets comes to fruition: an explosion at a nuclear power station coincides with Corrine dumping millions in stock. Corrine's direct supervisor, Sadeeq Parreett, returns to Pakistan on the same day of the explosion, setting off alarm bells inside the US government. Overnight, Corrine becomes a person of interest in the eyes of several government agencies.
When Homeland Security announce, the explosion was the result of a terrorist attack, warrants are issued for Corrine's arrest. Special Agent Vanessa Caldwell heads the FBI team hunting Radman. Caldwell is recalled from compassionate leave after her wife (a CIA Agent) was killed during a covert operation. Caldwell is angry with US government because they refuse to acknowledge her wife, Adele, has been killed. They will not bring her body home as it would confirm the US had been spying in China.
A dire situation worsens when it is discovered that for the past five years Corrine has be mirroring her fantasy investment choices with her own real money. She has a substantial amount of cash squirreled away in an off-shore account.
Corrine finds herself on the run; her credit cards and bank accounts have been frozen, her cell-phone no longer works, both the FBI and Homeland Security are permanently camped outside her apartment. She needs to flee the city, where cameras are on every corner, but she cannot travel out of State without ID. She finds herself in the ghetto, a dark world where the cameras have been vandalised and law enforcement fear to tread.
Desperate, out of cash and sleeping rough, Corrine enters a local bar fully convinced turning to the oldest known profession is essential to her survival. Single father, Calvin James, turns out to be her first and last prospect. But the best deal Corrine can negotiate is a hot shower and a bed for one night. One night turns into two, then a week, then a month.
Shortly after Homeland Security appear to have backed off and Corrine's face is no longer plastered on every TV screen, the US launch a drone strike in Pakistan, killing the man they believe to be Corrine's co-conspirator. Corrine's status is reduced from America's most wanted to Person of interest. But Corrine doesn't want to live the rest of her life in the margins as a fugitive and Calvin wants a better life for him and his daughter. Moreover, they want to be together. The only way that can happen is to make Corrine a bona-fide citizen again. Corrine reveals to Calvin that she has $5.6 million in an offshore account.
Unaware that FBI Special Agent Caldwell has apparently gone rogue and is still on the case, the fugitives hatch an ambitious plan. After travelling to Venezuela they purchase the documents of a terminally ill woman, Maria Gonzalez. Corinne marries Calvin using Maria's name, and proceeds to obtain new documents using the name Maria James.
12 months later, Maria Gonzales dies and is buried as Maria Gonzales. Corrine (as Maria James) flies to the US to be with her husband.
Agent Caldwell was always monitoring Corrine's offshore account, and has been following the money. At JFK, seconds away from being reunited with Calvin, Corrine is detained and transported to the FBI's New York field office.
Rather than take her into custody, Caldwell provides Corrine with new documents and a newspaper article detailing Corrine's death before telling her: the explosion was down to a software error. There was no terrorist attack, but hey, we went to war, bombed a country over the incident, the US Government was never going to walk that back.
In an attempt to confirm that she's free and clear, Corrine asks Caldwell if any charges remain against her. After a moment's thought Caldwell replies, "Possibly bigamy. Technically you're married to me."
As Corinne exits JFK, the CCTV system identifies her as: Adele Lyle, 31-years-old, credit rating 615, a single white female, further information classified.