Volunteers arrive for a psychological study led by Dr. Archaleta (Stevens) in which participants will be divided into groups acting as prison guards and inmates. Among them is Travis (Brody), a proud anti-war protestor, and Michael Barris (Whitaker), a 42-year-old man who still lives with his domineering mother. After interviews measuring responses to various scenes of violence are conducted, a chosen 26 are driven to an isolated building set up as a prison and split into 6 guards and 20 prisoners. Travis is assigned to be a prisoner, Barris as a guard. Basic rules are outlined: prisoners must eat, and fully consume, 3 meals a day; there will be 30 minutes of rec daily; prisoners must remain within designated areas. The guards in turn must ensure prisoners obey the rules, and deal with transgressions commensurately within 30-minutes. Archaleta stresses that the experiment will end immediately at the first sign of violence or quitting. If they manage to follow the rules for two weeks, each man will be paid $14,000. Read more on Wikipedia.
|Produced By:||Maggie Monteith, Bill Johnson, Al-Saadi Qadhafi, Huw G. Lewis, Alyssa Beckerman, Pierre Assouline, Dinesh Shenoy, Amanda Blue, Friedrich Wildfeuer, John Michaels, Matty Beckerman, Scott Nemes, Anette Czagany, Dawn Parouse, Cathy Beckerman, Anthony Gudas, Tracee Stanley, Jared Beckerman, Judith Lewis, Marty Adelstein, Jeanette Buerling-Milio, Verenice Buerling, Norbert Preuss, Marc Conrad, Jim Seibel, Kevin Raymond, Justin Deblase, Paul Scheuring, Joel Sadilek, Stephen Hays|
|Directed By:||Paul Scheuring|
|Written By:||Christoph Darnstädt, Don Bohlinger, Oliver Hirschbiegel, Mario Giordano, Paul Scheuring|
|Cast:||Ethan Cohn, Jason Lew, Clifton Collins Jr., Jeanne Hopson, Travis Fimmel, Jesse Bailey, Steve Mathews, Damien Leake, Matt Harwell, Jay Villwock, William S.E. Coleman, Mikeal Burgin, Cam Gigandet, Rachel O'Meara, Ingrid Coree, Forest Whitaker, Mike Smith, Ronald Chvala, Kelcey Watson, Ross Vander Werf, Maggie Grace, Rory Markham, David Banner, Fisher Stevens, Frank Meeink, Adrien Brody, Rod Maiorano, Piet Paulusma, Jack Mishler|
|In Theaters:||Aug 12, 2010|
|Runtime:||1 hour 36 minutes|