The Belko Experiment is a 2016 American horror-thriller film directed by Greg McLean.

Official trailers

MGM on Friday, January 27, 2017 released the trailer:
The Belko Experiment | Official Trailer #3 🎥🎞 | MGM.

Story intro

Mike Milch (John Gallagher Jr.), an employee of Belko Industries, while driving to work is stopped by street vendors selling "lucky" handmade dolls. Barry Norris (Tony Goldwyn), also of Belko Industries, arrives at the remote office building in rural Bogotá, Colombia, to find unfamiliar security guards turning away the local Colombian staff at the gate. New employee Dany Wilkins (Melonie Diaz) reports for her first day on the job and is told that a tracking device is implanted in the base of every Belko employee's skull in case they are kidnapped. This is explained as being common in Colombia due to the high incidence of kidnapping. Evan Smith (James Earl), Belko's head security guard, does not know who the new security guards are. Once the eightieth employee shows up, a voice on the intercom instructs the employees to kill two of their co-workers, or else there will be consequences. Several staff attempt to flee the building, but steel shutters seal off the walls and doors, locking them all in. They ignore the announcement at first, believing it to be a prank, but after the set time and the two were not killed; four employees die when explosives hidden in their trackers detonate and blow their heads apart. Mike attempts to remove his tracker with a box cutter. Warned by the voice that he too will die unless he stops, he gives up. The group is told that unless thirty of them are dead within two hours, sixty will be killed. They split into two factions, one led by Mike who believes that there should be no killing, and chief operating officer boss Barry Norris who intends to follow the directions in order to save himself. Barry and his group attempt to burn off the lock of the armory in order to gain access to its weapons. Mike and his group, including his girlfriend Leandra Florez (Adria Arjona), Evan and employees Keith (Josh Brener), Leota (Gail Bean), Peggy (Rusty Schwimmer), Vince (Brent Sexton) and Roberto (David Del Rio), try to hang banners from the roof as a call for help, but soldiers outside shoot at them. Barry, executive Wendell (John C. McGinley), and employee Terry (Owain Yeoman) ambush the group in the stairway, kill Evan and take his keys to the armory.


John Gallagher Jr.
Mike Milch, an employee at Belko Industries
Tony Goldwyn
Barry Norris, the COO of Belko and an ex-special forces soldier
Adria Arjona
Leandra Florez, Norris' assistant
John C. McGinley
Wendell Dukes, a socially awkward top executive
Melonie Diaz
Dany Wilkins, a new hire at Belko
Owain Yeoman
Terry Winters
Sean Gunn
Marty Espenscheid, a cafeteria worker
Brent Sexton
Vince Agostino, Belko's head of human resources
Josh Brener
Keith McLure, a tech worker
David Dastmalchian
Alonso "Lonny" Crane, a maintenance worker under Melks
David Del Rio
Roberto Jerez
Gregg Henry
The Voice
Michael Rooker
Bud Melks, Belko's head of Maintenance
Rusty Schwimmer
Peggy Displasia, Milch's secretary
Gail Bean
Leota Hynek, a worker
James Earl
Evan Smith, Belko's only security guard
Abraham Benrubi
Chet Valincourt, Espencheid's best friend
Valentine Miele
Ross Reynolds, a sales representative for Belko
Stephen Blackehart
Brian Vargas, an interpreter
Benjamin Byron Davis
Antonio Fowler
Silvia de Dios
Helena Barton
Cindy Better
Lorena Checo
Lorena Tobar
Leezle Freemont, a cafeteria worker
Joe Fria
Tyson Moon
Mikaela Hoover
Raziya Memarian, Agostino's assistant
Maruia Shelton
Agnes Meraz


Principal photography began on June 1, 2015, in Bogotá, Colombia.

The film The Belko Experiment was scheduled to be released by Orion Pictures, BH Tilt and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on September 10, 2016 (TIFF), on March 17, 2017 (United States), on June 15, 2017 (Germany) and on July 6, 2017 (Russia).

The duration of the film is 89 minutes. With a budget of $5 million, the film grossed over $11.1 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


The Belko Experiment got average rating from critics. The audience dislikes the film either.

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