The Tenth Level

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  • NR
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1976
  • Running time: 102 min
The Tenth Level is a 1976 American made-for-television drama film movie starring William Shatner. Inspired by the Stanley Milgram obedience research, this TV movie chronicles a psychology professor's study to determine why people, such as the Nazis,... read more

The Tenth Level is a 1976 American made-for-television drama film movie starring William Shatner. Inspired by the Stanley Milgram obedience research, this TV movie chronicles a psychology professor's study to determine why people, such as the Nazis, were willing to "just follow orders" and do horrible things to others. Professor Stephen Turner (Shatner) leads students to believe that they are applying increasingly painful electric shocks to other subjects when they fail to perform a task correctly, and is alarmed to see how much pain the students can be convinced to inflict "in the name of science."

Original Release

08/26/1976

US Release

08/26/1976

Cast

William Shatner Prof. Stephen Turner
Lynn Carlin Barbara
Ossie Davis Reed / Ben Reed
Stephen Macht Dahlquist
Lindsay Crouse Karen
Mike Kellin Mancuso
Viveca Lindfors Mrs. Schnagel
Estelle Parsons Crossland
John Travolta Lab Technician
Gregory Abels Lab Technician
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Charles S. Dubin

Writers

George Bellak

Cast

William Shatner Prof. Stephen Turner
Lynn Carlin Barbara
Ossie Davis Reed / Ben Reed
Stephen Macht Dahlquist
Lindsay Crouse Karen
Mike Kellin Mancuso
Viveca Lindfors Mrs. Schnagel
Estelle Parsons Crossland
John Travolta Lab Technician
Gregory Abels Lab Technician
Robert Burr Mr. Hughes
Gary Cookson Lab Technician
Damon Evans
W.T. Martin Mario the Waiter / Mario, the Waiter
Jeff Pomerantz Professor
Billie Lou Watt Mrs. Carol
Charles White Harry Vogel
Roy Poole Dr. Goodman
Richard McKenzie Mr. Dennison
Fred J. Scollay Dr. McBride

Producers

Bob Markell Executive Producer
George Bellak Producer
Tony Masucci Producer
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