The Stanford Prison Experiment

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It is the summer of 1971. Dr. Philip Zimbardo launches a study on the psychology of imprisonment. Twenty-four male undergraduates are randomly assigned to be either a guard or a prisoner. Set in a simulated jail, the project unfolds. read more
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It is the summer of 1971. Dr. Philip Zimbardo launches a study on the psychology of imprisonment. Twenty-four male undergraduates are randomly assigned to be either a guard or a prisoner. Set in a simulated jail, the project unfolds. The participants rapidly embody their roles—the guards become power-hungry and sadistic, while the prisoners, subject to degradation, strategize as underdogs. It soon becomes clear that, as Zimbardo and team monitor the escalation of action through surveillance cameras, they are not fully aware of how they, too, have become part of the experiment.

Original Release

07/17/2015

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Cast

Billy Crudup Dr. Philip Zimbardo
Ezra Miller 8612
Michael Angarano Christopher Archer
Tye Sheridan 819
Olivia Thirlby Dr. Christina Maslach
Johnny Simmons 1037
Gaius Charles Paul Vogel
James Wolk Mike Penny
Thomas Mann Prisoner 416
Moises Arias Anthony Carroll
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Kyle Patrick Alvarez

Writers

Tim Talbott, Philip Zimbardo

Cast

Producers

Brian Geraghty Executive Producer
Katie Leary Executive Producer
Bob Leary Executive Producer
Lauren Bratman Producer
Laurence Ducceschi Producer
Brent Emery Producer
Lizzie Friedman Producer
Karen Lauder Producer
Rachel Lauder Producer
Greg Little Producer
Adam Shazar Producer

Editors

Kyle Patrick Alvarez

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