Billy Crudup: Dr. Philip Zimbardo
Jesse Fletcher : You brought me here to legitimize this experiment, and there's nothing legitimate about this place, Phil.
Dr. Philip Zimbardo : You're right. You're right. I didn't explain it well. Prisons they represent a loss of freedom literally and symbolically.
Jesse Fletcher : Yeah, but that does not explain why they're wearing dresses. They're wearing dresses, Phil.
Dr. Philip Zimbardo : Yes, I understand. Uh, we're trying to strip away their individuality. Make them uniform. Feminize them.
Jesse Fletcher : Feminize them?
Dr. Philip Zimbardo : Yes. Feminize them. Take away all the things that make them them. You see we're trying to understand how an institution affects an individual's behavior. We're trying to do something... We're trying to do something good.
Dr. Philip Zimbardo : This experiment... is over.