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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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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

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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:

$13,601,384
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Color:

Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Mark Ruffalo and Tim Robbins were also co-stars in Thanks for Sharing (2012). See more »

Goofs

Recent model cars are seen in few scenes. See more »

Quotes

Sarah's Mother: Rob's missing such a lovely day.
Sarah Barlage Bilott: Law's a jealous mistress, Mom. Means it comes with the territory.
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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 artists" were played by other real characters. See more »

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References A Civil Action (1998) See more »

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A Kiss Goodnight
Written and performed by John Milton Barrett
Published by Fable Music Pty Ltd. (APRA) 100%
Courtesy of Warner Chappell Production Music
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A dark film about corporate power
20 December 2019 | by Red-125See all my reviews

Dark Waters (2019) was directed by Todd Haynes. It stars Mark Ruffalo as Robert Bilott, a corporate lawyer, and Anne Hathaway as his wife, Sarah Bilott

The movie, "based on a true story," is powerful, but somewhat formulaic. Lawyer's job is defending corporations, he learns of serious corporate evil, and he takes on the job of defending the little people harmed by the corporation.

However, even though you can predict what will happen, you will still be frightened by the terrifying power of a giant corporation.

Naturally, Ruffalo and Hathaway are great. It's wonderful to watch them act, and even better to watch them act opposite each other.

We saw this film at Rochester's great Little Theatre. It will work almost as well on the small screen.


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