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Experimenter (2015)

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In 1961, famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted a series of radical behavior experiments that tested ordinary humans' willingness to obey authority.

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John Williams
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Miller
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Alan Elms
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Jason Black ...
Sasha's Suitor
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Braverman
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Taylor
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Bruno
Minnie ...
Elephant in the Room
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Whittaker
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Rensaleer
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Mrs. Lowe
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Experimenter is based on the true story of famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram, who in 1961 conducted a series of radical behavior experiments that tested ordinary humans' willingness to obey by using electric shock. We follow Milgram, from meeting his wife Sasha through his controversial experiments that sparked public outcry. Written by ir

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Illusion sets the stage. Deception reveals the truth.


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16 October 2015 (USA)  »

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Die Stanley Milgram Story  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$8,682, 16 October 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$155,075, 13 December 2015
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The old woman in the final scene (street corner experiment) is the real Alexandra Sasha Milgram, the widow of Stanley Milgram. See more »

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In the end credits, Ned Eisenberg is listed as playing "Washington" (one of the test subjects) as well as Solomon Asch. Washington is played by Frank Harts. See more »

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Stanley Milgram: Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.
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A cast credit: "Elephant in the Room: Minnie" See more »

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References The Tenth Level (1976) See more »

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Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 (Ode To Joy)
Performed & Arranged by Dennis Martin
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
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24 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

This movie gave a great insight into human nature and so did the experiments. Yes it was a tad slow but it only felt like that to me after I had watched it. I was immediately drawn in by the whole setup of the experiment and with the progression of the rest of them. This won't get anyone's heart pumping or racing but nonetheless I was glued to the screen with what this movie was trying to show me. I was so fascinated by the whole idea of it, that putting up with any of the 'slow' parts seemed quite easy. If you're in any way interested in human nature and how or why people could bring themselves to do certain things, you'll definitely appreciate this film.

I didn't know anything about this man or his experiments but I always wondered about the very same things he did in regards to the tragedy's he spoke of and others. How can people slaughter others or commit heinous acts, bring themselves to do these things and then simply claim they were only the messenger? I believe it's definitely worth a watch to anyone.


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