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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.

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Directed by

Guillermo del Toro

Written by

Vanessa Taylor (Screenplay)
Guillermo del Toro (Screenplay)

Runtime

123 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

A Fairy Tale for Troubled Times

Cast

Keywords

supernatural orphan 1960s bathtub fairy tale sign language government scientist laboratory capture cold war baltimore fishman amphibious creature

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