Watch: First Full Trailer for 'The Stanford Prison Experiment' Movie

June 13, 2015
Source: YouTube

The Stanford Prison Experiment

"Under no circumstances whatsoever are you to physically assault the prisoners in any way." IFC Films has debuted the trailer for The Stanford Prison Experiment, an adaptation of the seminal psychological experiment conducted in the early 70s. The movie tries to replicate and tell the full story without holding back. The impressive ensemble cast includes: Billy Crudup, Ezra Miller, Michael Angarano, Tye Sheridan, Thomas Mann, Keir Gilchrist, Johnny Simmons & Olivia Thirlby. All of them give great performances, which is what makes this such a great film to watch. It truly is so unsettling and disturbing at times you forget you're watching a movie, and just hope everyone makes it out okay. Give this trailer a look.

Here's the trailer for Kyle Patrick Alvarez's The Stanford Prison Experiment, found on YouTube:

Twenty-four male students out of seventy-five were selected to take on randomly assigned roles of prisoners and guards in a mock prison situated in the basement of the Stanford psychology building. Based on the real-life version of The Stanford Prison Experiment, devised and run by Dr. Philip Zimbardo in 1971. The film is directed by filmmaker Kyle Patrick Alvarez (of Easier with Practice, C.O.G.), from a screenplay by Tim Talbott. It first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. IFC Films will release The Stanford Prison Experiment in select theaters starting July 17th this summer. Read my review.

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  • timnimbus
    This looks good. I will definitely be seeing this one.
  • uberllama
    This movie has essentially already been made twice, as "Das Experiment" and the English version "The Experiment", both of which are very good. I suppose this has merit as a specific retelling (DE and TE were "inspired" tales), though it feels unnecessary given the films that came before.
    • Considering we're still building more prisons than schools... I'm all for bringing this to the attention of everyone in the country.
      • As long as they keep inventing crimes and the dollars keep rolling in, they'll keep building the prisons. It's quite scary to think about what will happen in them when they stop making money.
        • shiboleth
          Scary perspective, indeed ...
    • ari smulders
      Yes totally redundant movie because das experiment was pretty good....
    • shiboleth
      You forgot the main thing: Americans must have their version. Although, at some point, I might watch it for comparison ...
      • steve
        Americans already have their version, he said it.
        • shiboleth
          I read literally 'English' version as a British version. So, I was wrong, you are right. I checked it, Adrien Brody and Forest Whitaker were in. So, I was overhasty about it. My bad, man, my mad ...
  • Brian Sleider
    When you understand that all people are shit, this is not a shock.
    • Jorrell Mcdaniel
      • Brian Sleider
        Im not sure what you were meaning to imply.
  • Pikachu
    Looks good. 10/10 to the trailer, will watch it for sure.
  • Drived
    This is a "Must Watch" for me!
    It is on record that one of the "guard" students had recently watched COOL HAND LUKE and modeled his behavior in the experiment on the guards from that movie. One bad apple can indeed spoil the bunch.
  • maingee
  • Jesse
    I would like to say that I really enjoyed this full trailer and I loved a lot of the elements within it. When I was in high school, I did a research paper based on this study and to see it come to life is exquisite. I felt a lot of great emotions when seeing this. For me, it came off powerful, thrilling, electrifying and highly intensifying. I look forward to seeing more!
  • dr pepper
    why full trailer? have you ever seen a trailer that is incomplete?
    • ColtNoir
      because there's such thing as "teaser" trailers. this is not one, so therefor it's called a "full" trailer.
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    this has already been made with Forest Whitaker
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