In the summer of 1971, Stanford University psychology professor Philip Zimbardo (Crudup) launches an experiment to test the psychological effects of imprisonment on both guards and prisoners. Twenty-four male students are randomly assigned as either guards or prisoners in what is set up to be a seven- to 14-day simulation. The participants quickly fall into their roles in a mock prison set up in the basement of the psychology building, with the "guards" becoming abusive and power-crazy while the degraded "prisoners" strategize amongst themselves.
- Directed by:
- Kyle Patrick Alvarez
- Written by:
- Tim Talbott
The Stanford Prison Experiment Cast
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