The Stanford Prison Experiment

The Stanford Prison Experiment Release Date: July 17, 2015

In the movie The Stanford Prison Experiment, a psychological thriller based on the notorious true story, Billy Crudup stars as Stanford University professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo, who, in 1971, cast 24 student volunteers as prisoners and guards in a simulated jail to examine the source of abusive behavior 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. Winner of two awards at the Sundance Film Festival, including Best Screenplay, and created with the close participation of Dr. Zimbardo himself, “The Stanford Prison Experiment” features an extraordinary cast of rising young actors, including Ezra Miller, Olivia Thirlby, Tye Sheridan, Keir Gilchrist, Michael Angarano, and Thomas Mann.

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Starring: Ezra MillerOlivia ThirlbyThomas MannBilly CrudupJesse CarereMichael AngaranoTye SheridanCallan McAuliffeMoises AriasKi Hong Lee
Genres: DramaThriller
Directed By: Kyle Patrick Alvarez
Runtime: 122 minutes
Studio: IFC Films
MPAA Rating R