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The Experiment (2010)

26 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control.

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(as Paul T. Scheuring)

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(screenplay) (as Paul T. Scheuring), (novel) | 4 more credits »
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Barris
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Nix
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Benjy
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Archaleta
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Helweg
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Bosch (as Lavell 'David Banner' Crump)
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Oscar
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Govenor
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Bay
Rod Maiorano ...
Rex
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Jeanne Hopson ...
Gertrude
Jack Mishler ...
Henry (as Jack W. Mishler)
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26 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control.

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Prisoner #77 chose to be here. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong disturbing violence including a rape, language, some sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 August 2010 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Eksperiment  »

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$21,800,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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This movie is a remake of a movie based on a book that was inspired by the real-life Stanford prison experiment. The experiment at Stanford ended early as both the guards and prisoners took their respective roles too seriously. The experiment will never be redone because, although it was deemed ethical at the time under the later-amended rules of the American Psychiatric Association, any research done must not physically or mentally harm the participants. See more »

Goofs

After using the fire extinguishers on the prisoners everyone is covered in white powder as if a powder apparatus had been used. The actual extinguishers used are of the CO2 type which is easily identified by the big "funnel" at the end of the hose and would not leave everyone covered in white powder. See more »

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[first lines]
Travis: [playing shuffleboard] You suck, don't you?
Gertrude: You suck.
Travis: Yeah, I suck so bad I just skunked you. Which means, you gotta eat your pills.
Gertrude: You're supposed to be nice to me.
Travis: I am nice to you. It's not my fault you got no game.
Gertrude: You suck, Travis.
Travis: I know.
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Connections

Remake of The Experiment (2001) See more »

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Illusions of Love
Written and Performed by Stephen Edward Moos
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All I could ask for.
29 June 2013 | by (England) – See all my reviews

The Experiment. Definitely doesn't get the credit it deserves. While its extremely fast paced (even though some say its slow - which is not true), It has an interesting and intriguing storyline with great actors and some twists which, all in all, made me confused, excited, worried and even gave me an intense hatred for some of the characters. Whoever you are, I think you'll enjoy the film all in all. Try not to compare it to what most say it's a remake of - it's its own film and should be acclaimed for its self, without comparison to other versions. Fast paced and constant tension building throughout, which is just what I love in a movie. While it is not hugely thriller-like, or physiologically stimulating as may be expected, it is a great movie, especially for younger viewers (15+ as stated). Some explicit, adult natured themes should be expected, so kids should stay well away from this movie, however the worst stuff is fee and far between, so can be avoided - although you'll be missing some of the best parts of the movie.

Don't listen to those who say its awful - it's a great film, and don't knock it because of others opinions. Make your own judgement.


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