"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.

Here are "Dark Waters" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Dark Waters movie?

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.

Plot summary

What is Dark Waters movie plot?

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.


Who plays who in the Dark Waters movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Dark Waters" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

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
Kevin Crowley  as Larry Winter
Bruce Cromer  as Kim Burke
Denise Dal Vera  as Sandra Tennant
Richard Hagerman  as Joe Kiger
Abi Van Andel  as Kathleen Welch
John Newberg  as Dr. Gillespie
Barry Mulholland  as Charles Holliday
Jeffrey Grover  as Edward Wallace
Jim Azelvandre  as Jim Tennant
Bucky Bailey  as Bucky Bailey (as William Bailey)
Marcia Dangerfield  as Grammer
Brian Gallagher  as David
Michael Haney  as Managing Partner
Barry G. Bernson  as Retired Partner (as Barry Gene Bernson)
Michael King  as Unpleasant Partner
Greg Violand  as Union Carbide Lawyer
Michael Joseph Thomas Ward  as Dow Lawyer
John Moll  as Exxon Lawyer
Clara Harris  as Receptionist
Bella Falcone  as Crystal Tennant (11-13)
Scarlett Hicks  as Amy Tennant (10-12)
Amy Morse  as Tom's Secretary
Aidan Brogan  as Teddy Bilott (12-14)
Nathan Slaughter  as Teddy Bilott (7-10)
Graham Caldwell  as Teddy Bilott (3-5)
Beau Hartwig  as Tony Bilott (10-11)
Jacob Bukowski  as Tony Bilott (4)
Keating P. Sharp  as Charlie Bilott (11-12) (as Keating Sharp)
Mikel Furlow  as Silas Pfeiffer (5)
Amy Warner  as Sarah's Mother
Linnea Bond  as Clerk
David Myers Gregory  as Diner Owner
Shyra Thomas  as Waitress
Ian Short  as Doctor
Kyndra Jefferies  as OB
Courtney DeCosky  as All-American Mom (as Courtney Decosky)
Ken Early  as Chair of the Hearing
Kelly Mengelkoch  as Dr. Mary-Sue Kimball
Annie Fitzpatrick  as Judge
Buz Davis  as Fire Captain
Ronald Jenkins  as Security Guard
Wynn Reichert  as Mediator
Mike Seely  as Dr. Brooks
Teri Clark  as Neurologist (as Teri Clark Linden)
Brian Robertson  as Minister
Chaney Morrow  as Young Farmer
Jon Osbeck  as Sarah's Brother
Clyde Harper  as Judge #2 (as Clyde Tyrone Harper)
Lisa DeRoberts  as Young Mother
Sara Mackie  as Young Woman
Nathan Neorr  as Local Reporter
Barbara Ann Crumm  as Courtroom Deputy (as Barbara A. Crum)
Sheryl Annette Colley  as Courtroom Employee
Logan Laskarzewski  as Stenographer
Phil Fiorini  as Pastor
Manuel Venegas Zepeda  as Benihana Chef
Jennie Malone  as Guitar Player / Singer
Jason M. Griggs  as Allied Lawyer (as Jason Griggs)
George Zamary  as Awbury Lawyer
Kurt Roberson  as Mover
Todd Minobe  as Cow Puppeteer #1 (as Todd Koma Minobe)
Jim Laprelle  as Cow Puppeteer #2 (as James C. Laprelle)
Sydney Miles  as Laura Doggett
Catch Farley  as Scruffy Boy
Trent Rowland  as Tall Boy (as Trenton Rowland)
Geoff Falk  as Worker #1
Glen Yrigoyen  as Worker #2

Release date

When is Dark Waters movie release date?

"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.


What are Dark Waters filming details?

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.


What are critics and audiences saying about Dark Waters movie?

"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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