What happens when a college psychology study goes shockingly wrong? Based on the notorious true story, THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT stars Billy Crudup (Almost Famous, Watchmen) 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. Featuring an extraordinary cast including Ezra Miller (The Perks of Being a Wallflower, We Need to Talk About Kevin), Olivia Thirlby (Juno, The Wedding Ringer), Tye Sheridan (Mud, The Tree of Life), Keir Gilchrist (It Follows), Michael Angarano (Haywire, Sky High), Ki Hong Lee (The Maze Runner) and Thomas Mann (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Project X), and created with the close participation of Dr. Zimbardo himself, THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT is a chilling, edge-of-your-seat thriller about the dark side of power and the effects of imprisonment. The Chicago Sun-Times Richard Roeper said of Kyle Patrick Alvarez’s 2015 Sundance Film Festival prizewinner, “You won’t be able to shake this one off easily.”
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