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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.

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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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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:

The Truth Has a Man on the Inside


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

thematic content, some disturbing images, and strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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:

$11,886,643
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Bilott's case involves data from 3M. He uses 3M Post-it Notes to tag documents that came from DuPont. See more »

Goofs

A nighttime shot of 2015 downtown Cincinnati shows a lit up Ferris wheel. The SkyStar Wheel arrived in Cincinnati in 2018. See more »

Quotes

Robert Bilott: The system is rigged. The want us to believe that it'll protect us, but that's a lie. We protect us. We do. Nobody else. Not the companies, not the scientists, not the government. Us.
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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Dark Waters (2019) See more »

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Stop the World (and Let Me Off)
Written by Carl Belew and W.S. Stevenson (as W. Stevenson)
Performed by Waylon Jennings
Published by Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music
Courtesy of RCA Nashville
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertatinment
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Wow, who knew? This biopic story NEEDED to be told.
21 January 2020 | by TheTopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

Dupont's stock dropped when this film was released. I never knew about this deception until I saw this biopic. Casting was excellent with stellar and convincing performances. Directing was good but the editing was terrible in some parts. I also felt the 126 min runtime was too long, and felt even longer with the slow pacing and some dragged out/unnecessary scenes. Had the pacing been faster and 20-25 mins shaved off the runtime, I would've rated this gem higher. Still, a great biopic about a story that needed to be told, and a well deserved 8/10 from me. Now off to go throw away my teflon non-stick pans...


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