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A tenacious attorney uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths to one of the world’s largest corporations. While trying to expose the truth, he soon finds himself risking his future, his family and his own life.
Corporate environmental defense attorney Rob Bilott (Academy Award®-nominee Mark Ruffalo) has just made partner at his prestigious Cincinnati law firm in large part due to his work defending Big Chem companies. He finds himself conflicted after he’s contacted by two West Virginia farmers who believe that the local DuPont plant is dumping toxic waste in the area landfill that is destroying their fields and killing their cattle. Hoping to learn the truth about just what is happening, Bilott, with help from his supervising partner in the firm, Tom Terp (Academy Award®-winner Tim Robbins), files a complaint that marks the beginning of an epic 15-year fight—one that will not only test his relationship with his wife, Sarah (Academy Award®-winner Anne Hathaway) but also his reputation, his health and his livelihood.
“It’s a David and Goliath story with a central figure who knows what’s right and keeps chipping away, bit by bit, until he gets to the truth.” – Adam Graham, Detroit News
“Seeing “Dark Waters” makes you wonder not why more people don’t call corporations to account, but why anyone does. And makes us all the more grateful when they do.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
“It’s exceedingly well executed and technically impeccable.” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times
“It’s a perfect movie, and not the least of its power is due to Ruffalo’s flawless performance.” – Rex Reed, New York Observer
Runtime: 126 minutes
Director: Todd Haynes