R | | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
At a top secret research facility in the 1950s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.
Most of the characters were written with the actors in mind. Octavia Spencer said her character was reminiscent of a collaboration between her roles in The Help (2011) and Hidden Figures (2016), and that she "would have played the desk if Guillermo del Toro had asked me to."
As the Strickland family watches "Dobie Gillis" on TV, the son asks if they can watch "Bonanza". The two TV series were never on opposite each other: "Bonanza" was on Saturday or Sunday (depending on the year) and "Dobie Gillis" was on Tuesday nights.
English, American Sign Language, Russian
$3,000,490 (USA) (22 December 2017)
$30,441,204 (USA) (22 January 2018)
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