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The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) Movie Information

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Olivia Thirlby
Ezra Miller
Billy Crudup
Keir Gilchrist
Michael Angarano
Tye Sheridan





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At Stanford University, 24 randomly selected male students were assigned as either prisoners or guards in a mock prison set up in the basement of the psychology building. What starts out as an experiment soon spirals out of control as the students, left to their base instincts, become deeply entrenched in their roles leading to serious repercussions. -- Chris Kavan

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Provocative Truths

Based on the actual experiment conducted on Stanford students, this dark drama explores the unnerving truths found during a prison simulation. Despite this makeshift prison not being real, the guards and inmates act the parts accordingly when they are given free-reign. The boys on guard naturally assume an authoritative role and abuse their powers, while the inmates feel all the distress put on them as if it were mandatory. The shocking nature of the movie is felt through the realistic setting and strong performances from the entire young cast. It's a tense drama that brings up many psychological questions worth dissecting. It's fascinating subject matter that makes for an entertaining watch and thoughtful discussion afterwards. I may prefer the handling of this subject matter in th...

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