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Status: Released

Runtime: 120

Budget: $21,800,000

Revenue: -

Language: en

Webpage: -

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  • 2010-07-15

  • 2010-07-15

  • 2010-08-12

  • 2010-12-02

  • 2011-01-11

  • 2011-05-26

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Alternative Titles

  • Detenção
  • The Experiment
  • 叛狱风云
  • El experimento de Stanford
  • A kísérlet
  • El experimento
Content Score: 100

6.4/10 (89 votes)


20 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control.


They never imagined it would go this far.


Director: Paul Scheuring
Writers: ,

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Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker
as Barris

Cam Gigandet

Cam Gigandet
as Chase

Adrien Brody

Adrien Brody
as Travis

Maggie Grace

Maggie Grace
as Kelly

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A review by LastCaress1972

Decent enough if unremarkable English-language take on Oliver Hirschbiegels superior Das Experiment, which itself was adapted from a novel (Black Box) which was inspired by a real experiment carried out at Stanford University in 1971. It was funded by the US Navy, and it was abandoned after only six days, when it went tits-up.

The story: a bunch of people are interviewed, and 24 are selected to participate in a social experiment: they are to be coached out to a camera-ed up detention centre, where eight will be selected to play the role of prison guards while the remaining sixteen will adopt... read the rest.

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