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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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(as Paul T. Scheuring)

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

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12 August 2010 (South Korea)  »

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Eksperiment  »

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$21,800,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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In the toilet room: in the beginning there is no water in the toilet. 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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References Red Dawn (1984) See more »

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A masterful American remake..NOT!!
5 December 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

'This was a surprisingly intense film that I'm so glad I watched. The concept was great and this was even before I found out it was based on a true story.'

Like the sound of the above? Well don't bother watching this awful American Remake , watch the original German award winning film 'DAS EXPERIMENT' which this snippet of a IDMB review was taken from. 'The Experiment' lacks the intensity of the original. I found myself caring very little about the characters. Don't be fooled by the employ of fantastic actors such as Forest Whitaker and Adrien Brody. There inclusion was a bit like employing Tiger Woods to play in the FIFA Football World Cup, sounds good on paper but awful to watch. The story has massive holes in the plot which remain unexplained and an ending that is about as satisfying as a chicken nugget. Overall the rewriting of such an intense drama and fantastic story has completely ruined it.


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