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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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Travis
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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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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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$21,800,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Originally made for theaters, but went straight to DVD in the US and most other territories. 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 »

Quotes

[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 Full Metal Jacket (1987) See more »

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How to Destroy a German Masterpiece
21 October 2010 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The German "Das Experiment" is one of the best and most powerful movies of the Twentieth-First Century. Tense, powerful, having a wonderful screenplay and outstanding direction and performances, it is another great example of how the absolute power corrupts. "Das Experiment" is a must-see movie, which will certainly provoke reactions on the viewer.

Hollywood, as usual, made a remake showing how to destroy the German masterpiece. The decadent Forest Whitaker is awful, and he should have paid more attention in the acting of Justus Von Dohnanyi in the original film, as the sadistic Berus, instead of using grimaces. The writer and director Paul Scheuring is ridiculous, using sexual premises and sadistic situations freely. I feel sorry for the ridiculous reviews from viewers that have not seen "Das Experiment" and are happy watching this silly American crap. My vote is one (awful).

Title (Brazil): "Detenção" ("Detention")


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