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Dark Waters (2019)

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A corporate defense attorney takes on an environmental lawsuit against a chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution.

Director:

Todd Haynes

Writers:

Nathaniel Rich (based on The New York Times magazine article "The Lawyer Who Became DuPont's Worst Nightmare" by), Mario Correa (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Ruffalo ... Rob Bilott
Anne Hathaway ... Sarah Barlage Bilott
Tim Robbins ... Tom Terp
Bill Pullman ... Harry Dietzler
Bill Camp ... Wilbur Tennant
Victor Garber ... Phil Donnelly
Mare Winningham ... Darlene Kiger
William Jackson Harper ... James Ross
Louisa Krause ... Carla Pfeiffer
Kevin Crowley ... Larry Winter
Bruce Cromer ... Kim Burke
Denise Dal Vera ... Sandra Tennant
Richard Hagerman Richard Hagerman ... Joe Kiger
Abi Van Andel ... Kathleen Welch
John Newberg ... Dr. Gillespie
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A corporate defense attorney takes on an environmental lawsuit against a chemical company that exposes a lengthy history of pollution.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

One of the deadliest cover-ups in American history. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic content, some disturbing images and strong language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The opening sequence is a lovely homage to Jaws (1975). Both films open in 1975 with some teenagers going skinny dipping and one young man staying on the water's edge. There are several unnerving underwater shots creating a mood of tension before the teenagers are scared off by the riverboat. However, this time, the killer in the water is the chemicals. See more »

Goofs

Early in the film, Rob is driving across a bridge, entering West Virginia. The bridge is actually the Daniel Carter Beard Bridge (also known as the "Big Mac Bridge" for its distinctive yellow arches) which crosses the Ohio River between Newport, Kentucky and downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. See more »

Quotes

Teddy Bilott (3-5): What's a hooker?
Sarah Barlage Bilott: Where did you learn that?
Teddy Bilott (3-5): He told me that Mary Magdalene was a hooker.
Charlie Bilott (11-12): What? She was.
Teddy Bilott (3-5): You're supposed to say prostitute.
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Crazy Credits

In the closing credits : some of the main real characters are shown, and it is revealed that some of the background characters were played by people involved with the real case. See more »

Connections

References A Civil Action (1998) See more »

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The Real Thing
Written by Kenny Loggins and David Foster
Performed by Kenny Loggins
Published by Milk Money Music and Peermusic III, Ltd.
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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28 November 2019 | by ilovefoodcomaSee all my reviews

It is great to hear the details of this case from the victims' side other than from the media. Very informative and good flow of the script. Even though it is over 2 hours movie but didn't feel any scene unnecessary. Definitely great directing.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Korean

Release Date:

6 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lawyer Who Became DuPont's Worst Nightmare See more »

Filming Locations:

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$102,606, 24 November 2019

Gross USA:

$11,136,084

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,108,017
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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