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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... John Williams
... Miller
... James McDonough
... Stanley Milgram
... Alan Elms
... Alexandra 'Sasha' Milgram
Jason Black ... Sasha's Suitor
Kyla Haggerty ... Party Hostess
... Braverman
... Taylor
... Bruno
Minnie ... Elephant in the Room
... Whittaker
... Rensaleer
... Mrs. Lowe


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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Release Date:

16 October 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Stanley Milgram Story  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,682, 16 October 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$155,075, 13 December 2015
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Peter Sarsgaard also appeared in "Kinsey"(2004) which was a film about another controversial researcher in the field of human behavior/psychology. See more »


In scenes set in 1961-1963, Stanley Milgram owns a 1966 Plymouth Belvedere. See more »


Stanley Milgram: There was a time, I suspect, when men and women could give a fully human response to any situation, when we could be fully absorbed, in the world, as human beings, but more often now people don't get to see the whole situation but only some small part of it. There's a division of labour and people carry out small, narrow, specialised jobs and we can't act without some sort of direction from on high. I call this the agentic state. The individual yields to authority and in doing so becomes ...
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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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beautifully done
21 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

The movie titled "Experimenter (2015)" I feel was a great film. I loved the styling of the film most of all especially the green screen backdrops and how they offset the vibe of the view. The acting and the cast I believe were perfect for such a film and the story was very intriguing. I've saw various films based on human experiments and I believe this one was perfectly created. The educational standpoint or setting of where, when, and why was a great introduction and following through out the film. I enjoyed how it showed the mindset of humanity in its time frame being that I'm certain the results would in today's time be even worse as humanity has devalued its beliefs, ethics, and life meanings.

Very well put together film, and once again I cannot express how well the cast performed within such a film style. It was artistic, poetic, yet realistic; great stuff.

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