• Publication date: April 8, 2018

The Experiment

23 individuals volunteer to participate in a prison experiment that goes horribly wrong.

  • Publication date: April 8, 2018

The Experiment

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2010

MBC Max:

April 8, 2018 20:00 (KSA) ~ April 8, 2018 19:00 (CLT)

(mbc.net) A psychologist recruits 23 men to participate in a two-week social experiment to examine how power affects human behavior.  After the men are transported to a makeshift jail they are assigned to be either a prisoner or a guard; if they successfully complete their stay each member will receive $14,000.

The focal characters are Travis (Adrien Brody), a peace activist and practitioner of Eastern philosophy, and Michael (Forest Whitaker), an unemployed subservient son.  Both men are ordinarily meek individuals, although power and pride ultimately transforms them into violent animals.  The picture is based upon a real-life experiment conducted in 1971.


  • Adrien Brody
  • Forest Whitaker
  • Cam Gigandet
  • Clifton Collins Jr.
  • Ethan Cohn
  • Travis Fimmel
  • Fisher Stevens
  • David Banner
  • Maggie Grace