Experimenter

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  • PG-13
Yale University, 1961. Stanley Milgram (Peter Sarsgaard) designs a psychology experiment that still resonates to this day, in which people think they’re delivering painful electric shocks to an affable stranger (Jim Gaffigan) strapped into a chair in another room. read more
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Yale University, 1961. Stanley Milgram (Peter Sarsgaard) designs a psychology experiment that still resonates to this day, in which people think they’re delivering painful electric shocks to an affable stranger (Jim Gaffigan) strapped into a chair in another room. Despite his pleads for mercy, the majority of subjects don’t stop the experiment, administering what they think is a near-fatal electric shock, simply because they’ve been told to do so. With Nazi Adolf Eichmann’s trial airing in living rooms across America, Milgram strikes a nerve in popular culture and the scientific community with his exploration into people’s tendency to comply with authority. Celebrated in some circles, he is also accused of being a deceptive, manipulative monster, but his wife Sasha (Winona Ryder) stands by him through it all. EXPERIMENTER invites us inside Milgram’s whirring mind in this bracing portrait of a brilliant man whose conscience and creative spirit continues to be resonant, poignant, and inspirational.

Original Release

10/16/2015

US Release

10/16/2015

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Cast

Peter Sarsgaard Stanley Milgram
Winona Ryder Alexandra 'Sasha' Milgram / Sasha Menkin Milgram
Jim Gaffigan James McDonough
Taryn Manning Mrs. Lowe
Anton Yelchin Rensaleer
Kellan Lutz William Shatner
Edoardo Ballerini Paul Hollander
Anthony Edwards Miller
Ned Eisenberg Solomon Asch
Lori Singer Florence Asch
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Michael Almereyda

Writers

Michael Almereyda

Cast

Peter Sarsgaard Stanley Milgram
Winona Ryder Alexandra 'Sasha' Milgram / Sasha Menkin Milgram
Jim Gaffigan James McDonough
Taryn Manning Mrs. Lowe
Anton Yelchin Rensaleer
Kellan Lutz William Shatner
Edoardo Ballerini Paul Hollander
Anthony Edwards Miller
Ned Eisenberg Solomon Asch
Lori Singer Florence Asch
John Leguizamo Taylor
Dennis Haysbert Ossie Davis
Emily Tremaine Shelia Jarcho
Vondie Curtis-Hall Thomas Shine
Harley Ware Alan Elms
Betty Gabriel Sally
Emily Vere Nicoll Donna Abbott
Sean Brody Student #2
Richard R. Corapi Party Guest
Aaron Della Villa C.U.N.Y. Student

Producers

Lee Broda Executive Producer
Christa Campbell Executive Producer
Trevor Crafts Executive Producer
Rogerio Ferezin Executive Producer
Lati Grobman Executive Producer
Mark Myers Executive Producer
Jeff Rice Executive Producer
Cláudio Szajman Executive Producer
Danny A. Abeckaser Producer
Michael Almereyda Producer
Fabio Golombek Producer
Per Melita Producer
Isen Robbins Producer
Aimee Schoof Producer
Uri Singer Producer
Joseph White Producer

Editors

Kathryn J. Schubert

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