Starring: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg

Story: Fantasy drama directed and co-written by Guillermo del Toro, the story is set during Cold War America and it follows government laboratory worker, Elisa (Sally Hawkins), where she is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker, Zelda (Octavia Spencer), discover a secret classified experiment, an other-worldly creature (Doug Jones), who has been captured by the government and held in isolation. Elisa with the help of Zelda tries to help the creature before it gets subjected to experiments by a cruel government agent, Strickland (Michael Shannon).


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Giles: If I told you about her, the princess without voice, what would I say? If I told you about her, what would I say? I wonder.


[referring to Elisa]
Strickland: Is she deaf?
Zelda: Mute, sir, she can hear you.


Strickland: [to Elisa] You clean that lab, you get out.


[to Elisa and Zelda]
Strickland: The thing we keep in there is an affront, and I should know I dragged it all the way here.


Fleming: This may very well be the most sensitive asset ever to be housed in this facility.


Strickland: You may think that thing looks human. It stands on two legs, right? But we’re created in the Lord’s image. You don’t think that’s what the Lord looks like, do you?


Strickland: If you know something about what transpired here it’s your obligation to report it.
[referring to Elisa as she starts signing; to Zelda]
Strickland: What did is she saying?


Zelda: [to Eliza] That’s good, looking like you don’t know anything.


Dr. Robert Hoffstetler: This creature is intelligent, capable of language, of understanding emotions.


[referring to the creature; interpreting Elisa]
Giles: When he looks at me he does not know how I am incomplete. He sees me as I am.


[referring to the creature]
Strickland: The natives in the Amazon worshipped it, like a God.


Zelda: [To Elisa] It’s a lot of blood. What went on in here?


Strickland: [to Elisa] It was you that found my fingers. There was mustard on them.


[to Elisa; referring to the creature]
Giles: “Get him out.” What are you talking about? No.


[Giles translates as Elisa signs; referring to the creature]
Giles: I can either save him or let him die.


[referring to the creature]
Strickland: We need to take it apart, learn how it works.


Dr. Robert Hoffstetler: What happened?
Strickland: It’s an animal. We’re just keeping it tame.


[referring to the creature]
Dr. Robert Hoffstetler: I don’t want an intricate, beautiful thing destroyed!


Zelda: Don’t do this, Elisa. Don’t do this.


[as Elisa and Zelda try to sneak the creature out of the facility]
Zelda: Oh, woman, we’re going to burn in hell.


Giles: [to Elisa] We can do nothing, I’m sorry!


Giles: Look, it’s not even human.
Elisa Esposito: [signing] If we do nothing, then neither are we.


General Hoyt: The Soviet’s wants it, we know that much.


General Hoyt: The Soviet’s wants it, do you have it?
Strickland: Sir, I’m getting it back.


Strickland: Did either of you see someone coming in or out of the lab?
Zelda: Nothing out of the ordinary.


Fleming: This is the most sensitive asset ever to be housed in this facility.


Strickland: How did they get in here?
Fleming: We are looking at a highly trained group of at least ten men, efficient, ruthless, clockwork precision.


Giles: [to Eliza] I’m going to be synchronizing our watches just like they do in the movies.


General Hoyt: The asset, do you have it?
Strickland: Sir, I’m getting it back.
General Hoyt: Our concern is the Russians. Unfuck this mess.


General Hoyt: [to Strickland] Son, unfuck this mess.


[to himself looking in the mirror]
Strickland: You deliver, that’s what you do. You deliver! Right? Right?!


Strickland: [to Eliza] If you know something you’re not telling me you’re going to tell me.


Zelda: We didn’t see nothing.


[to Elisa and Zelda]
Strickland: What am I doing interviewing the shit cleaners?


Dr. Robert Hoffstetler: We need to get him back in the water.


[threatening Zelda]
Strickland: One last, where is it?
Lou: Listen fella…
Strickland: Sit down!


[to Eliza; over the phone; referring to Strickland]
Zelda: Elisa, honey. He’s coming for you. You got to go now and you got to take that thing with you.


Strickland: I deliver.


Strickland: What did you say to me?
Eliza: [signing] FU…
Strickland: [to Zelda] What did she say? What is she saying?!
Zelda: She is saying, “Thank you.”


Giles: He’s a wild creature. We can’t ask him to be anything else.


[to Hoffstetler]
Strickland: You were speaking Russian, Bob!


General Hoyt: Finish the job, son.


The Shape of Water is set to open in the US 12/08/2017 and UK 02/16/2018.



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