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  • Water for Elephants (2011)
  • PG-13
    122 min | Drama, Romance
Water for Elephants (2011)
PG-13
122 min | Drama, Romance

Jacob takes a job as an animal caretaker in a traveling circus. There he meets Marlena, a beautiful circus performer. Their shared compassion for a special elephant Rosie leads to love, but Marlena's cruel husband stands in their way.
Director
Writers
Richard LaGravenese (screenplay) | Sara Gruen (novel)
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Production Designer
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Release date
Apr 22, 2011 (United States)

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195 cast members
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Paul Schneider
Charlie Charlie   See fewer
Jim Norton
Camel Camel   See fewer
Hal Holbrook
Old Jacob Old Jacob   See fewer
Mark Povinelli
Kinko / Walter Kinko / Walter   See fewer
Scott MacDonald
Blackie Blackie   See fewer
James Frain
Rosie's Caretaker Rosie's Caretaker   See fewer
Sam Anderson
Mr. Hyde Mr. Hyde   See fewer
John Aylward
Mr. Erwin Mr. Erwin   See fewer
Brad Greenquist
Mr. Robinson Mr. Robinson   See fewer
Tim Guinee
Diamond Joe Diamond Joe   See fewer
Donna W. Scott
Barbara Barbara   See fewer
E.E. Bell
Cecil the Barker Cecil the Barker   See fewer
Aleksandra Kaniak
Mrs. Jankowski Mrs. Jankowski   See fewer
Ilia Volok
Mr. Jankowski Mr. Jankowski   See fewer
Bruce Gray
Proctor Proctor   See fewer
Jim Jansen
Dean Wilkins Dean Wilkins   See fewer
James Keane
Chaplain Chaplain   See fewer
Ivo Nandi
Grocer Grocer   See fewer
Karynn Moore
Catherine Hale Catherine Hale   See fewer
Andrew Connolly
Weehawken Officer Weehawken Officer   See fewer
Doug McDougal
Big Top Band Leader Big Top Band Leader   See fewer
Tracy Phillips
Coochie Girl (Nell) Coochie Girl (Nell)   See fewer
Rowan O'Hara
Stampede Girl Stampede Girl   See fewer
Tai
Rosie Rosie   See fewer
Uggie
Queenie Queenie   See fewer
Ice
Silver Star Silver Star   See fewer
Sita Acevedo
Circus Performer Circus Performer   See fewer
Danny Castle
Circus Performer Circus Performer   See fewer
Michael Coronas
Circus Performer Circus Performer   See fewer
Aloysia Gavre
Circus Performer (as Aloysia Gavré) Circus Performer (as Aloysia Gavré)   See fewer
Chobi Gyorgy
Circus Performer Circus Performer   See fewer
David Hunt
Circus Performer Circus Performer   See fewer
George Landkas-Coronas
Circus Performer Circus Performer   See fewer
Kerren McKeeman
Circus Performer Circus Performer   See fewer
Rebecca Ostroff
Circus Performer Circus Performer   See fewer
Bianca Sapetto
Circus Performer Circus Performer   See fewer
Katia Sereno
Circus Performer Circus Performer   See fewer
Vladimir Sizov
Circus Performer Circus Performer   See fewer
Russ Stark
Circus Performer Circus Performer   See fewer
Sébastien Stella
Circus Performer (as Sebastien Stella) Circus Performer (as Sebastien Stella)   See fewer
Lee-Anne Telford
Circus Performer Circus Performer   See fewer
Dreya Weber
Circus Performer Circus Performer   See fewer
Tara Ferguson
Showgirl Showgirl   See fewer
Shannon Freyer
Showgirl Showgirl   See fewer
Kelsey McNamee
Showgirl Showgirl   See fewer
Molly O'Neill
Showgirl Showgirl   See fewer
Mark Barnett
Sideshow Sideshow   See fewer
Kacie Borrowman
Sideshow Sideshow   See fewer
Rob Crites
Sideshow Sideshow   See fewer
Kelly Erickson
Sideshow Sideshow   See fewer
Derrick Gilday
Sideshow Sideshow   See fewer
Jonathan Moore
Sideshow (as Jonathon Moore) Sideshow (as Jonathon Moore)   See fewer
Mary Newman
Sideshow Sideshow   See fewer
Brad Potts
Sideshow Sideshow   See fewer
Dalmicio Pueblos
Sideshow Sideshow   See fewer
Larry Gomez
Sideshow (as Gabriel Ramos-Gomez) Sideshow (as Gabriel Ramos-Gomez)   See fewer
Jackie Zane
Sideshow Sideshow   See fewer
Aryiel Hartman
Coochie Girl Coochie Girl   See fewer
Michelle LaVon
Coochie Girl Coochie Girl   See fewer
Jon Weiss
Clown Clown   See fewer
Thomas Waymouth
Clown (as Tom Weymouth) Clown (as Tom Weymouth)   See fewer
Wyatt Biessel
Big Top Band Big Top Band   See fewer
Chris Blim
Big Top Band Big Top Band   See fewer
Duff Dugan
Big Top Band Big Top Band   See fewer
Marcus Everett
Big Top Band Big Top Band   See fewer
Joe Langer
Big Top Band Big Top Band   See fewer
Glen McDougal
Big Top Band Big Top Band   See fewer
Stefan Rollins
Big Top Band Big Top Band   See fewer
William Morse
Big Top Band (as William Scott Morse) Big Top Band (as William Scott Morse)   See fewer
Evan Silverman
Big Top Band Big Top Band   See fewer
Beresford Bennett
Sideshow Band Sideshow Band   See fewer
Johnny Britt
Sideshow Band Sideshow Band   See fewer
Garnett Brown
Sideshow Band Sideshow Band   See fewer
George Harper
Sideshow Band Sideshow Band   See fewer
Bobby Haynes
Sideshow Band Sideshow Band   See fewer
Todd Cochran
Speakeasy Jazz Band Speakeasy Jazz Band   See fewer
Mike Davis
Speakeasy Jazz Band Speakeasy Jazz Band   See fewer
Keith Fiddmont
Speakeasy Jazz Band Speakeasy Jazz Band   See fewer
Wynton McCurdy
Speakeasy Jazz Band Speakeasy Jazz Band   See fewer
Deryl Patterson
Speakeasy Jazz Band Speakeasy Jazz Band   See fewer
Kabin Thomas
Speakeasy Jazz Band Speakeasy Jazz Band   See fewer
Karl Vincent
Speakeasy Jazz Band Speakeasy Jazz Band   See fewer
Casey
Marlena's Show Horse Marlena's Show Horse   See fewer
Navarre
Marlena's Show Horse Marlena's Show Horse   See fewer
Willow
Marlena's Show Horse Marlena's Show Horse   See fewer
Rascal
Paint Horse Paint Horse   See fewer
Stanley
Giraffe Giraffe   See fewer
Jack
Buffalo Buffalo   See fewer
Serena
Tiger Tiger   See fewer
Frankie
Llama Llama   See fewer
Lenny
Llama Llama   See fewer
Ricky
Llama Llama   See fewer
Martin
Llama Llama   See fewer
Widowmaker
Zebra Zebra   See fewer
Ace
Zebra Zebra   See fewer
Stripes
Zebra Zebra   See fewer
Zac
Zebra Zebra   See fewer
Bonzai
Hyena Hyena   See fewer
Taureg
Lioness Lioness   See fewer
Shiva
Lioness Lioness   See fewer
Amos
Bear Bear   See fewer
Crystal
Black Leopard Black Leopard   See fewer
Ivory
Black Leopard Black Leopard   See fewer
Athari
Spotted Leopard Spotted Leopard   See fewer
Sheena
Spotted Leopard Spotted Leopard   See fewer
Titan
Lion Cub Lion Cub   See fewer
Massai
Lion Cub Lion Cub   See fewer
Pam
Gray Draft Horse Gray Draft Horse   See fewer
Peggy
Gray Draft Horse Gray Draft Horse   See fewer
Andy
Gray Draft Horse Gray Draft Horse   See fewer
Amos
Gray Draft Horse Gray Draft Horse   See fewer
Rugby
Wolf Wolf   See fewer
Norton
Camel Camel   See fewer
Micah
Camel Camel   See fewer
Forest
Camel Camel   See fewer
Fesnik
Kangaroo Kangaroo   See fewer
Tucker
Kangaroo Kangaroo   See fewer
Pamela Adamic
Foxtrot Dancer (uncredited) Foxtrot Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
Jacob Bertrand
Boy (uncredited) Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
Kimberly Bishop
Rube (uncredited) Rube (uncredited)   See fewer
Damien Blackshaw
Upper Class Rube (uncredited) Upper Class Rube (uncredited)   See fewer
Max Bogner
Coroner (uncredited) Coroner (uncredited)   See fewer
Joseph Booton
Deposit Rube (uncredited) Deposit Rube (uncredited)   See fewer
Slav Boston
Rube (uncredited) Rube (uncredited)   See fewer
Emerson Brooks
Officer Carson (uncredited) Officer Carson (uncredited)   See fewer
Elle Carpenter
Female Juggler (uncredited) Female Juggler (uncredited)   See fewer
Nathan Clarkson
Townie (uncredited) Townie (uncredited)   See fewer
Rick L. Dean
Rube (uncredited) Rube (uncredited)   See fewer
John R. Duncan
Audience Member (uncredited) Audience Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Jake Ehrlich
Upper Class Rube (uncredited) Upper Class Rube (uncredited)   See fewer
Tatum Etheridge
Jacob's Daughter (uncredited) Jacob's Daughter (uncredited)   See fewer
Cathy Fielding
Rube (uncredited) Rube (uncredited)   See fewer
Sean Galuszka
Circus Performer (uncredited) Circus Performer (uncredited)   See fewer
Daniel Grey
Cornell Student (uncredited) Cornell Student (uncredited)   See fewer
Heather Gunn
Animal Care - Acoustic Sounds (uncredited) Animal Care - Acoustic Sounds (uncredited)   See fewer
Lauren Harper
Speakeasy Patron (uncredited) Speakeasy Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
Christopher Karl Johnson
Foxtrot Dancer in Speakeasy (uncredited) Foxtrot Dancer in Speakeasy (uncredited)   See fewer
Melissa Johnston
Foxtrot Dancer (uncredited) Foxtrot Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
Sarah Karjian
Speakeasy Socialite (uncredited) Speakeasy Socialite (uncredited)   See fewer
Stephen Kearin
Animal Vocalizations (uncredited) Animal Vocalizations (uncredited)   See fewer
Ryan J Kelly
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
Samantha Kelly
Circus Singer Who Belts Like Norma Zimmer (uncredited) Circus Singer Who Belts Like Norma Zimmer (uncredited)   See fewer
Robert Kestler
Circus Roustabout (uncredited) Circus Roustabout (uncredited)   See fewer
Kevin Ketcham
Benzini Lead Core Roustabout (uncredited) Benzini Lead Core Roustabout (uncredited)   See fewer
Brittany Kroll
Speakeasy Socialite (uncredited) Speakeasy Socialite (uncredited)   See fewer
Brent Lang
Benzini Roustabout (uncredited) Benzini Roustabout (uncredited)   See fewer
Tracy Lockridge
Roustabout (uncredited) Roustabout (uncredited)   See fewer
Lindsay Lucas-Bartlett
Downscale Rube (uncredited) Downscale Rube (uncredited)   See fewer
Tommy Lukas
Benzini Core Roustabout (uncredited) Benzini Core Roustabout (uncredited)   See fewer
Skyler Maxon
Benzini Roustabout (uncredited) Benzini Roustabout (uncredited)   See fewer
Kirk McGee
Circus Singer Who Croons Like Perry Como (uncredited) Circus Singer Who Croons Like Perry Como (uncredited)   See fewer
Alan Mueting
Smoker at Speakeasy (uncredited) Smoker at Speakeasy (uncredited)   See fewer
Stef Nico
Rube (uncredited) Rube (uncredited)   See fewer
Fynn O'Hara
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
Ashley Palmer
Foxtrot Dancer (uncredited) Foxtrot Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
Ginger Pauley
Cigarette Girl (uncredited) Cigarette Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
Erin Pickett
Circus Visitor (uncredited) Circus Visitor (uncredited)   See fewer
Julianna Piechoczek
Fox-trotter (uncredited) Fox-trotter (uncredited)   See fewer
Barry Ratcliffe
Foxtrot Dancer (uncredited) Foxtrot Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
David Angel Rivera
Benzini Roustabout (uncredited) Benzini Roustabout (uncredited)   See fewer
Deborah Rombaut
New York Socialite (uncredited) New York Socialite (uncredited)   See fewer
Chris Rubio
Cornell Friend of Jacob (uncredited) Cornell Friend of Jacob (uncredited)   See fewer
Adrienne Rusk
Speakeasy Socialite (uncredited) Speakeasy Socialite (uncredited)   See fewer
Matthew C. Ryan
Benzini Roustabout (uncredited) Benzini Roustabout (uncredited)   See fewer
Jenny Sauer
Fox Trot Dancer (uncredited) Fox Trot Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
Tim Scanlon
Lead Circus Roustabout (uncredited) Lead Circus Roustabout (uncredited)   See fewer
Chas Scherer
Circus Rube (uncredited) Circus Rube (uncredited)   See fewer
Tim Schramm
Lower Class Rube (uncredited) Lower Class Rube (uncredited)   See fewer
Tyler Schuelke
Rube (uncredited) Rube (uncredited)   See fewer
Matthew Schuster
Rube (uncredited) Rube (uncredited)   See fewer
Zach Silverman
Upper Class Rube (uncredited) Upper Class Rube (uncredited)   See fewer
Daniel Sobieray
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
Sandra Staggs
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
Stewart Strauss
Roustabout (uncredited) Roustabout (uncredited)   See fewer
Lisa Marie Summerscales
Rube (uncredited) Rube (uncredited)   See fewer
Derek Jon Talsma
Rube (uncredited) Rube (uncredited)   See fewer
Natalie Victoria
Cigarette Girl (uncredited) Cigarette Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
George F. Watson
Townie (uncredited) Townie (uncredited)   See fewer
Cody Wood
Rube (uncredited) Rube (uncredited)   See fewer
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