The Stanford Prison Experiment

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In 1971, Stanford University professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo cast 24 student volunteers as prisoners and guards in a simulated jail to examine the source of abusive behaviour in the prison system. The results astonished the world, as participants went... read more
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In 1971, Stanford University professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo cast 24 student volunteers as prisoners and guards in a simulated jail to examine the source of abusive behaviour in the prison system. The results astonished the world, as participants went from middle-class undergrads to drunk-with-power sadists and submissive victims in just a few days.

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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