"Dark Waters" is a 2019 American legal thriller film directed by Todd Haynes.
The starring cast includes Mark Ruffalo as Robert Bilott, Anne Hathaway as Sarah Barlage Bilott, Tim Robbins as Tom Terp, Bill Camp as Wilbur Tennant, Victor Garber as Phil Donnelly, Mare Winningham as Darlene Kiger, Bill Pullman as Harry Dietzler, William Jackson Harper as James Ross, Louisa Krause as Carla Pfeiffer, Elizabeth Marvel as the voice of Dr. Karen Frank and others.
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Focus Features on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 released the trailer for "Dark Waters" you can watch here:
DARK WATERS | Official Trailer | In Theaters November 22.
Here is a short review of "Dark Waters" movie plot summary.
Robert Bilott (Mark Ruffalo) is a corporate defense lawyer from Cincinnati, Ohio working for law firm Taft Stettinius & Hollister. Farmer Wilbur Tennant (Bill Camp), who knows Robert's grandmother, asks Robert to investigate a number of unexplained animal deaths in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Tennant connects the deaths to the chemical manufacturing corporation DuPont, and gives Robert a large case of videotapes.
Robert visits the Tennants' farm, where he learns that 190 cows have died with unusual medical conditions such as bloated organs, blackened teeth, and tumors. DuPont attorney Phil Donnelly (Victor Garber) tells him he is not aware of the case but will help out in any way he can. Robert files a small suit so he can gain information through legal discovery of the chemicals dumped on the site. When he finds nothing useful in the EPA report, he realizes the chemicals might not be regulated by the EPA.
Robert confronts Phil at an industry event, leading to an angry exchange. DuPont sends Robert hundreds of boxes, hoping to bury the evidence. Robert finds numerous references to PFOA, a chemical with no references in any medical textbook. In the middle of the night, Robert's pregnant wife Sarah (Anne Hathaway) finds him tearing the carpet off the floors and going through their pans. He has discovered that PFOA is perfluorooctanoic acid, used to manufacture Teflon and used in American homes for nonstick pans. DuPont has been running tests of the effect of PFOA for decades, finding that it causes cancer and birth defects, but did not make the findings public. They dumped thousands of tons of toxic sludge in a landfill next to Tennant's farm. PFOA and similar compounds are forever chemicals, chemicals that do not leave the blood stream and slowly accumulate.
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"Dark Waters" movie release date was scheduled to be on November 12, 2019 (Walter Reade Theater), on November 22, 2019 (United States), on December 6, 2019 (United States), on February 7, 2020 (Turkey), on February 26, 2020 (France), on February 27, 2020 (Hungary), on February 28, 2020 (United Kingdom) and on October 8, 2020 (Germany) distributing by Focus Features, Vertigo Média Kft., BF Distribution, CGV Blitz, Chantier Films, Corazón Films, Eagle Pictures, Entertainment One, Golden Scene, Italia Films, Le Pacte, Lev Cinemas, Mongkol Major, Movie Cloud, Nordisk Film, PVR Pictures, Paradise Group, Paris Filmes, Pris Audiovisuais, Rafaella Films International, Shaw Organisation, Spentzos Films, Times Media Films, Tobis, Universal International Pictures (UI), Universal Pictures Canada, Venus Films, WW Entertainment, Westec Media Limited, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Aurum Films, Leonine Distribution and Lionsgate.
The duration of the film is 126 minutes. The film grossed over $23.1 million.
"Dark Waters" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.
Principal photography began on January 14, 2019, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
"Dark Waters" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.6/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 89/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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