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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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James McDonough
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Alan Elms
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Alexandra 'Sasha' Milgram
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Sasha's Suitor
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Braverman
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Taylor
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Bruno
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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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Rated PG-13 for thematic material and brief strong language | See all certifications »
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16 October 2015 (USA)  »

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Die Stanley Milgram Story  »

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$8,682 (USA) (16 October 2015)

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$155,075 (USA) (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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John Leguizamo is smoking Camel filters, which didn't exist until 1970. See more »

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Stanley Milgram: Stanley Milgram: The kind of character produced in American society can't be counted on to insulate its citizens from brutality and inhumane treatment in response to a malevolent authority.
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References The Tenth Level (1976) See more »

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Concerto for Violin in A minor (Steel Drum)
Performed & Arranged by Ross Holcombe
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
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My Wife Hated it I loved it.
18 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

Yes, as many other reviewers have eluded, the movie can be a bit dry. My wife got lost in the message because she lost interest rather quickly. It wasn't until I explained the message the movie was trying to convey that she seemingly became more interested.

**spoiler** Watch it until the end, the message is rather powerful. I specifically liked the ending because (Sasha) Stanley's wife allowed herself to fall in the same class when the nurse made her fill the paperwork while Stanley is having a heart attack. In this instance, I felt like I would have called BS and told the nurse to get a doctor ASAP, instead of calmly filling out the paperwork like she was doing. But then again, that's exactly the message the movie was delivering, that we easily follow orders without question even against what we think is right.


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