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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
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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.


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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

Reunites Peter Sarsgaard with John Leguizamo after Empire (2002). See more »

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The Coca-Cola cans are from the late 60s into the 70s. Not from 1961, the time of the movie. See more »

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Stanley Milgram: Stanley Milgram: The kind of character produced in American society can't be counted on to insulate its citizens from brutality and inhumane treatment in response to a malevolent authority.
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A cast credit: "Elephant in the Room: Minnie" See more »

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References Star Trek: Plato's Stepchildren (1968) See more »

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Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Written by James Agee and Samuel Barber
Conducted by David Zinman
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records by arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & Licensing
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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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