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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 Noelle ... Party Hostess (as Kyla Haggerty)
Danny A. Abeckaser ... Braverman
John Leguizamo ... Taylor
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.


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

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Second film to feature John Leguizamo and Edoardo Ballerini, the first being The Pest in 1997. See more »

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John Leguizamo is smoking Camel filters, which didn't exist until 1970. 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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A cast credit: "Elephant in the Room: Minnie" See more »

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References Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) See more »

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Concerto for Violin in A minor (Steel Drum)
Performed & Arranged by Ross Holcombe
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Very factly...
16 October 2015 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

This film is particularly surprising. It's very interested in many of the facts of the real life obedience experiment. In fact, one could even argue that it seems to be very dry and non- climactic. The docudrama, of course, is restrained and doesn't overdo anything with large dramatizations of events and beats. I can also very much see many people getting bored with it however. Saarsgard is really great, totally inhabiting and creating that version of Milgram. Glad to see Winona Ryder on the screen again. Overall, it is very subdued, but it is a great introduction to the experiment that really shows as much as we can learn about what motivates people to commit such crimes.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 2015 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$8,682, 18 October 2015

Gross USA:

$155,575

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$224,145
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