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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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Barris
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Eksperiment  »

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$21,800,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

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

In the toilet room: in the beginning there is no water in the toilet. 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 Moulin Rouge! (2001) See more »

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Excellent movie!
10 November 2010 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Don't mind the bad review up there, whether you've seen or not the German original version, The Experiment still remains an excellent movie with two great actors (and a great plot): Forrest Whitaker and Adrien Brody. Interesting movie that shows that even if we all pretend to have some kind of moral, we all still remain animals that will bite to defend our pack. Sometimes you watch a 96mn movie and it feels like you were watching The Ten Commandments with Charlton Heston (don't mean this is a bad film, it's just very long), but this one is the total opposite! you'll be annoyed when the credits will appear at the end. Also, if like me you're a bit sick and tired of the current Hollywood buzz which consists to make many spy movies with a huge budget, you will enjoy that film, because it's quite simple, only few rooms needed at location. So the question is: are you a prisoner?


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