An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.

  1. Guillermo del Toro

    Director, Screenplay, Story

  2. Vanessa Taylor


Top Billed Cast

  1. Sally Hawkins

    Sally Hawkins

    Elisa Esposito

  2. Michael Shannon

    Michael Shannon

    Colonel Richard Strickland

  3. Richard Jenkins

    Richard Jenkins


  4. Doug Jones

    Doug Jones

    The Asset

  5. Octavia Spencer

    Octavia Spencer

    Zelda Fuller

Full Cast & Crew

The Shape of Water
The Shape of Water


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Status Released

Release Information

  • December 8, 2017


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 3m

Budget $19,500,000.00

Revenue $32,130,824.00

Homepage http://www.foxsearchlight.com/theshapeofwater/



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