In real life, Laurel Anne Hester was a policewoman lieutenant in New Jersey at Ocean County of Prosecutor's Office, who rose to state awareness with her deathbed plea for the expansion of her pension settlements to her domestic buddy. Her fight was shown in this film in year 2007 and 2015. She was a nature in Elgin, Illinois, but grew up at the Florham Park. She is the daughter of Diana and George Hester and has two brothers and a sister.
Michael Shannon gives his very best to lift up all the ideas, showing that if you are really talented enough, no form of script can hold it back. His layered and competent performance as Dane, the cop partner of Laurel has been able to find the conflict and the humanity, in Dane's misinterpretation regarding Laurel's lifestyle and then in her battle for equality. He's the movie’s key positive note.