R | | Drama, Thriller
26 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control.
Elijah Wood was originally cast, but bowed out after only a few days of shooting.
You suck, don't you?
Gertrude: You suck.
Travis: Yeah, I suck so bad I just skunked you. Which means, you gotta eat your pills.
Gertrude: You're supposed to be nice to me.
Travis: I am nice to you. It's not my fault you got no game.
Gertrude: You suck, Travis.
Travis: I know.
The movie action takes place in 1971. The experiment participant salary is 1000 $/day. In real Stanford Prison Experiment all the participant agreed to receive 15 $/day (roughly equivalent to $94 per day in 2018)