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In 1971, twenty-four male students are selected to take on randomly assigned roles of prisoners and guards in a mock prison situated in the basement of the Stanford psychology building.
The project was first announced in 2006 with Christopher McQuarrie attached to write and direct.
I know you're a nice guy.
Christopher Archer: So why do you hate me?
Daniel Culp: Because I know what you can become.
When a guard asks the prisoners to shout "Prisoner 819 did a bad thing" 20 times, they actually shout it 24 times.
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