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Experimenter (2015)

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In 1961, famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted a series of radical behavior experiments that tested ordinary humans' willingness to obey authority.

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Michael Almereyda
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Palladino ... John Williams
Anthony Edwards ... Miller
Jim Gaffigan ... James McDonough
Peter Sarsgaard ... Stanley Milgram
Harley Ware Harley Ware ... Alan Elms
Winona Ryder ... Alexandra 'Sasha' Milgram
Jason Black Jason Black ... Sasha's Suitor
Kyla Haggerty Kyla Haggerty ... Party Hostess
Danny A. Abeckaser ... Braverman
John Leguizamo ... Taylor
Donnie Keshawarz Donnie Keshawarz ... Bruno
Minnie Minnie ... Elephant in the Room
Tom Farrell ... Whittaker
Anton Yelchin ... Rensaleer
Taryn Manning ... Mrs. Lowe
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Experimenter is based on the true story of famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram, who in 1961 conducted a series of radical behavior experiments that tested ordinary humans' willingness to obey by using electric shock. We follow Milgram, from meeting his wife Sasha through his controversial experiments that sparked public outcry. Written by ir

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Illusion sets the stage. Deception reveals the truth.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Stanley Milgram Story See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,682, 16 October 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$155,075, 13 December 2015
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In one scene, Winona Ryder's character says she was invited to a party by someone named Saul Horowitz. Horowitz is Ryder's original last name. See more »

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In the end credits, Ned Eisenberg is listed as playing "Washington" (one of the test subjects) as well as Solomon Asch. Washington is played by Frank Harts. See more »

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Stanley Milgram: The experiment taught me something about the plasticity of human nature. Not the evil, not the aggressiveness but a certain kind of malleability.
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Paritia for Violin in E Major - Preludio (Steel Drum)
Performed & Arranged by Ross Holcombe
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
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24 October 2015 | by pjr235See all my reviews

This movie gave a great insight into human nature and so did the experiments. Yes it was a tad slow but it only felt like that to me after I had watched it. I was immediately drawn in by the whole setup of the experiment and with the progression of the rest of them. This won't get anyone's heart pumping or racing but nonetheless I was glued to the screen with what this movie was trying to show me. I was so fascinated by the whole idea of it, that putting up with any of the 'slow' parts seemed quite easy. If you're in any way interested in human nature and how or why people could bring themselves to do certain things, you'll definitely appreciate this film.

I didn't know anything about this man or his experiments but I always wondered about the very same things he did in regards to the tragedy's he spoke of and others. How can people slaughter others or commit heinous acts, bring themselves to do these things and then simply claim they were only the messenger? I believe it's definitely worth a watch to anyone.


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