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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 ... Bruno
Minnie Minnie ... Elephant in the Room
Tom Farrell ... Whittaker
Anton Yelchin ... Rensaleer
Taryn Manning ... Mrs. Lowe
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Storyline

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

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

Goofs

Stanley Milgram in the film states the origin of his last name is Hebrew for pomegranate. "Milgram," however, derives from the Yiddish word for pomegranate, not Hebrew. See more »

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Stanley Milgram: We are double in ourselves. What we believe we disbelieve, and we can not rid ourselves of what we condemn.
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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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Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 (Ode To Joy)
Performed & Arranged by Dennis Martin
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
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My Wife Hated it I loved it.
18 October 2015 | by ryn-06139See all my reviews

Yes, as many other reviewers have eluded, the movie can be a bit dry. My wife got lost in the message because she lost interest rather quickly. It wasn't until I explained the message the movie was trying to convey that she seemingly became more interested.

**spoiler** Watch it until the end, the message is rather powerful. I specifically liked the ending because (Sasha) Stanley's wife allowed herself to fall in the same class when the nurse made her fill the paperwork while Stanley is having a heart attack. In this instance, I felt like I would have called BS and told the nurse to get a doctor ASAP, instead of calmly filling out the paperwork like she was doing. But then again, that's exactly the message the movie was delivering, that we easily follow orders without question even against what we think is right.


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