Peter Sarsgaard, Winona Ryder, Jim Gaffigan, Edoardo Ballerini, Anton Yelchin, Josh Hamilton, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Anthony Edwards, Lori Singer, Dennis Haysbert, John Leguizamo, Taryn Manning, Tom Bateman, Kellan Lutz, Danny A. Abeckaser
Yale University, 1961. Stanley Milgram (Peter Sarsgaard) designs a psychology experiment that remains relevant to this day, in which people think they're delivering painful electric shocks to an affable stranger (Jim Gaffigan) strapped into a chair in another room. Disregarding his pleas for mercy, the majority of subjects do not stop the experiment, administering what they think are near-fatal electric shocks, simply because they've been told to. Milgram's exploration of authority and conformity strikes a nerve in popular culture and the scientific community. Celebrated in some circles, he is also accused of being a deceptive, manipulative monster. His wife Sasha (Winona Ryder) anchors him through it all.