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Film / The Experiment

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The Experiment is a 2010 American Psychological Thriller film written and directed by Paul T. Scheuring and starring Adrien Brody, Forest Whitaker, Cam Gigandet, Clifton Collins Jr., Fisher Stevens, Maggie Grace, and Ethan Cohn.

It's a Foreign Remake of Das Experiment, and like that film it was inspired by the infamous Stanford Prison Experiment of 1971 and how it went disastrously wrong.

Tropes for the film:

  • Artistic License – History: The movie depicts a fictionalized account of the Stanford Prison Experiment, the organization responsible for conducting the experiment is the "Monad Corporation", the word Stanford is never used.
  • Pipe Pain: Travis carries a length of pipe (with elbow joint) when he leads an assault against the guard's room after he finds out that Benjy has been chained up and left to die rather than be given medical treatment.
  • Stanford Prison Experiment: The movie pretty much says Humans Are Bastards.