Movie 'Dark Waters'

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The truth has a man on the inside

A tenacious attorney uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths to one of the world's largest corporations. In the process, he risks everything — his future, his family, and his own life — to expose the truth.

United States of America English

  • a.k.a. Dry Run working title
  • The Lawyer Who Became DuPont's Worst Nightmare working title

Germany German (Deutsch)

Vergiftete Wahrheit

Robert Bilott ist seit kurzem Partner in einer renommierten Anwaltskanzlei in Cincinnati. Nachdem er von zwei Landwirten aus West Virginia kontaktiert wurde, die glauben, dass das örtliche DuPont-Werk giftige Abfälle auf der Mülldeponie ablädt, das ihre Felder zerstört und ihr Vieh vergiftet, gerät er in einen Konflikt. In der Hoffnung, die Wahrheit über die Geschehnisse zu erfahren, reicht Bilott mithilfe seines leitenden Partners der Firma, Tom Terp, eine Beschwerde ein, die den Beginn eines epischen 15-jährigen Kampfes markiert. Ein Kampf, der nicht nur seine Beziehung zu seiner Frau Sarah, sondern auch seinen Ruf, seine Gesundheit und seinen Lebensunterhalt auf die Probe stellt.

France French (Français)

Robert Bilott est un avocat spécialisé dans la défense des industries chimiques. Interpellé par un paysan, voisin de sa grand-mère, il va découvrir que la campagne idyllique de son enfance est empoisonnée par une usine du puissant groupe chimique DuPont, premier employeur de la région. Afin de faire éclater la vérité sur la pollution mortelle due aux rejets toxiques de l’usine, il va risquer sa carrière, sa famille, et même sa propre vie...

Italy Italian (Italiano)

Cattive acque

Robert Bilott, avvocato ambientalista, porta il colosso della chimica DuPont in tribunale. Così facendo, denuncia decenni di inquinamento chimico ai danni dell'acqua potabile delle campagne.

Release Date
Runtime
Keywords
1990s
based on magazine, newspaper or article
based on true story
biography
blood test
cancer
chemical contamination
farmer
government corruption
lawsuit
lawyer
legal thriller
pollution
water pollution
west virginia
Genres
Drama
Thriller
Languages
English
Production Countries
flag of United States of America United States of America
Production Companies
United States of America DreamWorks Pictures
United States of America Killer Films
United States of America Participant
United States of America Focus Features
United States of America Amblin Partners
Release Dates
United States of America Premiere New York City, New York
United States of America Theatrical (limited)
Canada Theatrical
United States of America Theatrical PG-13
United States of America Digital
Italy Theatrical
Switzerland French (Français): Theatrical 12
France Theatrical U
Switzerland Italian (Italiano): Theatrical 12
United Kingdom Theatrical 12A
United States of America Physical PG-13 DVD, Blu-ray
Australia Theatrical
New Zealand Theatrical
Germany Premiere 6 Hamburg Film Festival
Germany Theatrical 6
Switzerland German (Deutsch): Theatrical 12
Ratings
TMDb 75% · 1,728 (more information on website)
IMDb 76% · 90,843 (more information on website)
Rotten Tomatoes® 89% (more information on website)
metacritic 73% (more information on website)

Cast

CharacterPerson
Robert BilottMark Ruffalo
Sarah BilottAnne Hathaway
Tom TerpTim Robbins
Harry DietzlerBill Pullman
Wilbur TennantBill Camp
Phil DonnellyVictor Garber
Darlene KigerMare Winningham
James RossWilliam Jackson Harper
Carla PfeifferLouisa Krause
Larry WinterKevin Crowley
Kim BurkeBruce Cromer
Sandra TennantDenise Dal Vera
Joe KigerRichard Hagerman
Kathleen WelchAbi Van Andel
Dr. GillespieJohn Newberg
Charles HollidayBarry Mulholland
Edward WallaceJeffrey Grover
Jim TennantJim Azelvandre
Teddy Bilott (3-5)Graham Caldwell
Bucky BaileyWilliam "Bucky" Bailey
GrammerMarcia Dangerfield
DavidBrian Gallagher
Managing PartnerMichael Haney
Retired PartnerBarry G. Bernson
Unpleasant PartnerMichael King
Union Carbide LawyerGreg Violand
DOW LawyerMichael Joseph Thomas Ward
Exxon LawyerJohn Moll
ReceptionistClara Harris
Crystal Tennant (11-13)Bella Falcone
Amy TennantScarlett Hicks
Tom's SecretaryAmy Morse
Teddy Bilott (12-14)Aidan Brogan
Teddy Bilott (7-10)Nathan Slaughter
Tony Bilott (10-11)Beau Hartwig
Tony Bilott (4)Jacob Bukowski
Charlie Bilott (11-12)Keating P. Sharp
Silas Pfeiffer (5)Mikel Furlow
Sarah's MotherAmy Warner
ClerkLinnea Bond
Diner OwnerDavid Myers Gregory
WaitressShyra Thomas
DoctorIan Short
OBKyndra Jefferies
All-American MomCourtney DeCosky
Chair of the HearingKen Early
Dr. Mary-Sue KimballKelly Mengelkoch
JudgeAnnie Fitzpatrick
Fire CaptainBuz Davis
Security GuardRonald Jenkins
MediatorWynn Reichert
Dr. BrooksMike Seely
NeurologistTeri Clark
MinisterBrian Robertson
Young FarmerChaney Morrow
Sarah's BrotherJon Osbeck
Judge #2Clyde Tyrone Harper
Young MotherLisa DeRoberts
Young WomanSara Mackie
Local ReporterNathan Neorr
Courtroom DeputyBarbara Ann Crumm
Courtroom EmployeeSheryl Annette Colley
StenographerLogan Laskarzewski
PastorPhil Fiorini
Benihana ChefManuel Venegas Zepeda
Guitar Player / SingerJennie Malone
Allied LawyerJason M. Griggs
Awbury LawyerGeorge Zamary
MoverKurt Roberson
Cow Puppeteer #1Todd Minobe
Cow Puppeteer #2Jim Laprelle
Laura DoggettSydney Miles
Scruffy BoyCatch Farley
Tall BoyTrent Rowland
Worker #1Geoff Falk
Worker #2Glen Yrigoyen
Dr. Karen Frank (voice)Elizabeth Marvel
Waitress (uncredited)Ming Wang
Parkersburg Resident (uncredited)Caleb Dwayne Tucker
EPA / Dinner Guest (uncredited)Lea Hutton Beasmore
EPA Agent (uncredited)Anita Farmer Bergman
Hack Scientist (uncredited)Lyman Chen
(uncredited)Tyler Craig
Blood Test Patient (uncredited)David Fultz
Lawyer (uncredited)Robert Gerding
Waiter (uncredited)John W. Harden
Parkersburg Citizen (uncredited)Al Harland
DuPont Lawyer (uncredited)Dennis Craig Hensley
DuPont Security Guard (uncredited)Daniel R. Hill
Church Goer (uncredited)Marc Hockl
Rob Bilott's Mother (uncredited)Sue Hopkins
Police Officer (uncredited)Matt Hudson
Smoker (uncredited)Conner P. Kelley
Parkersburg Resident (uncredited)Angel Kerns
EPA (uncredited)Bret Aaron Knower
Chemical Wife (uncredited)Karen Koester
Hand Double (uncredited)Rodger Masten
Taft Lawyer (uncredited)David Pittinger
Taft Lawyer (uncredited)Derek Polen
EPA Lawyer / Taft Lawyer (uncredited)Joanne Popolin
Plantiff's Family (uncredited)Ramona Schwalbach
EPA Hearing Attendee / Church Parishioner (uncredited)Carly Tamborski

Crew

DepartmentJobPerson
ArtArt Department ManagerJustin Ayers
Art DirectionJesse Rosenthal
Miles Michael
Assistant Art DirectorSarah Young
Production DesignHannah Beachler
Set DecorationHelen Britten
CameraDirector of PhotographyEdward Lachman
Costume & Make-UpCostume DesignChristopher Peterson
CrewSpecial Effects TechnicianChad Ball
DirectingDirectorTodd Haynes
First Assistant DirectorCurtis Smith
Timothy Bird
Second Assistant DirectorAlison C. Rosa
Second Second Assistant DirectorBlair Howley
Second Unit DirectorCraig Haagensen
EditingEditorAffonso Gonçalves
ProductionCo-ProducerTimothy Bird
Executive ProducerJonathan King
Michael Sledd
Robert Kessel
ProducerChristine Vachon
Jeff Skoll
Mark Ruffalo
Pamela Koffler
Unit Production ManagerParry Creedon
SoundOriginal Music ComposerMarcelo Zarvos
Sound MixerDrew Kunin
Visual EffectsSpecial Effects SupervisorBob Riggs