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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.

Director:

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.


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

(around 10 min) When our leads are conversing at the party you can see a 2010 or newer Amana refrigerator in the kitchen with the freezer on the bottom. See more »

Quotes

Stanley Milgram: Do you ever feel invincible in one moment and then worthless the next?
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A cast credit: "Elephant in the Room: Minnie" See more »

Connections

Features Candid Camera (1960) See more »

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Some Enchanted Evening
Written by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
Vocals Performed by Deva Mahal
Piano Performed by Joseph Martin
Engineered by James Yost at Terminus Recording Studios
Produced by Bryan Senti
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An excellent feel good film - a must for any person interested in psychology
24 November 2015 | by londonmapperSee all my reviews

This film is NOT about the Milgram experiment ALONE (the one with shocks and the way we behave when prodded by a person in authority) - and that is what makes this film so interesting! The film is about Stanley Milgram the person. It only starts with his 1961 experiment (which occurred nearly around the same time as the Eichmann trials and Hannah Arendt's writings and hence garnered even more interest). It then continues to show the travails that he passed, his life and how the experiment changed people's perceptions towards him (some interesting reactions here - do watch it and be prepared for the surprises)! For such a popular experiment, there is a surprising lot that many of us (e for certain) may not have known - the film fills in that (large) gap.

There is one big difference between this film and the similar 2015 film "Stanford Prison Experiment" (which I also highly recommend) - This film has a far happier ending and hence makes it even more interesting from a cinematic perspective.

Do watch this film - you will not regret it.


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