The Shape of Water

A Fairy Tale for Troubled Times

The Shape of Water (2017)


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.

Director: Guillermo del Toro
Writers: Vanessa Taylor, Guillermo del Toro.

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PrimeWire Score: 7.4/10 from 2745 votes
Release Date: 2017-12-01
Status: Released
Run time: 123 min / 2:3
Budget: $19,500,000
Revenue: $127,428,683
Production Companies : Double Dare You Productions, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Bull Productions, TSG Entertainment
Production Country: United States of America


Sally Hawkins
as Elisa Esposito
Michael Shannon
as Richard Strickland
Richard Jenkins
as Giles
Octavia Spencer
as Zelda Fuller
Michael Stuhlbarg
as Dr. Robert Hoffstetler
Doug Jones
as The Asset
David Hewlett
as Fleming
Nick Searcy
as General Hoyt
Stewart Arnott
as Bernard
Nigel Bennett
as Mihalkov
Lauren Lee Smith
as Elaine Strickland
Martin Roach
as Brewster Fuller
Allegra Fulton
as Yolanda
John Kapelos
as Mr. Arzounian
Morgan Kelly
as Pie Guy
Wendy Lyon
as Sally
Madison Ferguson
as Tammy Strickland
Jayden Greig
as Timmy Strickland
Deney Forrest
as Lou
Brandon McKnight
as Duane
Dru Viergever
as Military Policeman
Cyndy Day
as Pie Guy's Fiancée
Marvin Kaye
as Burly Russian
Jim Pagiamtzis
as 1960's Ad Man
Cameron Laurie
as Car Passenger
Alexey Pankratov
as Soviet violinist
Shane Clinton Jarvis
as Military Police
Evgeny Akimov
as Restaurant Musician
Dave Reachill
as Scientist
Matthew Mease
as Military Police
Amanda Smith
as Mrs. Peabody
Maxine Grossman
as Bus Passenger
Edward Tracz
as Amphibian Man Dance Double
Shaila D'Onofrio
as Elisa Dance Double
Vanessa Oude-Reimerink
as Russian Band
Sergey Nikonov
as Russian Band
Jonelle Gunderson
as Bus Passenger #1
Cylde Whitham
as Wet Cinema Patron
Dan Lett
as Cadillac Salesman
Danny Waugh
as African American Husband
Karen Glave
as African American Wife
Diego Fuentes
as Worker
Cody Ray Thompson
as Guard


Writing Vanessa Taylor Screenplay
Production J. Miles Dale Producer
Production Guillermo del Toro Producer
Production Liz Sayre Executive Producer
Editing Sidney Wolinsky Editor
Art Paul D. Austerberry Production Design
Art Shane Vieau Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Luis Sequeira Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Jordan Samuel Makeup Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Kristin Wayne Makeup Artist
Directing Pierre Henry Assistant Director
Art David Best Assistant Art Director
Art Guy Davis Conceptual Design
Art Samantha Dick Assistant Art Director
Art David G. Fremlin Assistant Art Director
Art Marc Kuitenbrouwer Construction Coordinator
Art Luca Nemolato Conceptual Design
Art Evan Webber Assistant Art Director
Sound Glen Gauthier Sound Mixer
Art Mike Hill Sculptor
Visual Effects Dennis Berardi Visual Effects Supervisor
Crew Greg Sigurdson Other
Crew Jean Frenette Stunt Coordinator
Camera John B. Harper First Assistant Camera
Camera Jeff Vitkuske Other
Editing Mary Juric Assistant Editor
Crew Lisa Shamata Unit Publicist
Production Danny Haeberlin Researcher
Writing Guillermo del Toro Screenplay
Writing Guillermo del Toro Story
Directing Guillermo del Toro Director
Sound Alexandre Desplat Music
Art Jeffrey A. Melvin Set Decoration
Sound Nathan Robitaille Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Nelson Ferreira ADR Supervisor
Sound Christian T. Cooke Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Brad Zoern Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Camera Pedr James Dolly Grip
Camera Dan Laustsen Director of Photography
Art Nigel Churcher Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Paula Fleet Hair Designer
Costume & Make-Up Lukas Press Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Rossana Vendramini Key Hair Stylist
Costume & Make-Up Patricia Keighran Key Makeup Artist
Camera Sophie Giraud Additional Still Photographer
Camera Gilles Corbeil Camera Operator
Crew Chris Bacik Drone Operator
Lighting Tom Starnes Gaffer
Camera Robert Johnson Key Grip
Lighting Jason Dodds Rigging Gaffer
Camera Brent Robinson Underwater Camera
Production Robin D. Cook Casting
Production Catherine Gilchrist Casting Assistant
Production Ashley Gray Casting Associate
Production Jonathan Oliveira Casting Associate
Art Jeff Poulis Set Dresser
Costume & Make-Up Ann Steel Assistant Costume Designer
Costume & Make-Up Lisa Pagliaro Seamstress
Editing Sarah Riley Digital Intermediate
Sound Dustin Harris Music Editor
Sound Rob Hegedus Music Editor
Sound Cam McLauchlin Music Editor
Art Cam McLauchlin Title Designer
Directing Dug Rotstein Script Supervisor
Crew Jordan Worrell Animal Wrangler
Crew Roberto Campanella Choreographer
Visual Effects P. Kevin Scott Animation Director
Visual Effects Peter Dydo Animation
Visual Effects Carlos Arancibia Animation
Visual Effects Hayley Fromstein Animation
Visual Effects Nate Thomas Animation
Crew Trey Harrell Digital Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Kirsten Bligh Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Jae Won D. Lee Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Ryan MacDuff Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects John Markle Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Anastasia Starova Visual Effects Coordinator
Crew Brandon Schaafsma Visual Effects Editor
Visual Effects Luke Groves Visual Effects Producer
Crew Warren Appleby Special Effects Coordinator
Sound Steve Switzer Boom Operator
Sound Jill Purdy Dialogue Editor
Sound Steve Baine Foley
Sound Alex Bullick Sound Effects Editor
Sound Kevin Howard Sound Effects Editor
Sound Dashen Naidoo Sound Effects Editor
Sound Tyler Whitham Sound Effects Editor
Sound Paul Gosse Sound Mixer
Sound John Soukup Sound Recordist
Sound Jean-Pascal Beintus Orchestrator
Sound Nicolas Charron Orchestrator
Sound Sylvain Morizet Orchestrator
Sound Clifford J. Tasner Orchestrator
Crew Bruce McLean Transportation Coordinator

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