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Erin Brockovich (2000)

An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply.

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Dr. Jaffe
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Rosalind
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Donald
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George Rocky Sullivan ...
Los Angeles Judge
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Defendant
Irene Olga López ...
Mrs. Morales
Emily Marks ...
Beth (8 months)
Julie Marks ...
Beth (8 months)
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Katie (as Gemmenne De la Peña)
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Waitress
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Storyline

Erin Brockovich-Ellis is an unemployed single mother, desperate to find a job, but is having no luck. This losing streak even extends to a failed lawsuit against a doctor in a car accident she was in. With no alternative, she successfully browbeats her lawyer to give her a job in compensation for the loss. While no one takes her seriously, with her trashy clothes and earthy manners, that soon changes when she begins to investigate a suspicious real estate case involving the Pacific Gas & Electric Company. What she discovers is that the company is trying quietly to buy land that was contaminated by hexavalent chromium, a deadly toxic waste that the company is improperly and illegally dumping and, in turn, poisoning the residents in the area. As she digs deeper, Erin finds herself leading point in a series of events that would involve her law firm in one of the biggest class action lawsuits in American history against a multi-billion dollar corporation. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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She brought a small town to its feet and a huge corporation to its knees.

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Biography | Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 March 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Erin Brockovich - Forte come la verità  »

Box Office

Budget:

$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$28,138,465 (USA) (19 March 2000)

Gross:

$125,595,205 (USA)
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Trivia

Albert Finney initially turned down the film. Danny DeVito had to convince Finney's girlfriend to convince the actor to change his mind, offering to schedule all of the actor's scenes as Ed Masry closer together so he wouldn't have to be in Los Angeles as long as earlier scheduled. See more »

Goofs

When Erin confronts George about his loud Harley, the motor clearly sports an oval air cleaner cover identifying it as a Harley Twin Cam which didn't come out until 1999-2000 (depending on the model) - several years after that scene would have taken place. See more »

Quotes

Erin Brockovich: For the first time in my life, I got people respecting me. Please, don't ask me to give it up.
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Crazy Credits

Erin and Ed have seven other cases pending, including one against PG&E regarding a plant in Kettleman Hills, CA. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Madam Secretary: Another Benghazi (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Honey Bunch
Written by Paul Kerr & Andy Dewar
Courtesy of Opus 1
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User Reviews

Julia truly shines as ERIN BROCKOVICH!
3 August 2001 | by (Vienna, Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this film with my ex-boyfriend. He didn't like it very much, but I thought it was absolutely WONDERFUL! In my opinion, Erin (Julia Roberts) acted a LITTLE obscene, offensive, and vulgar at times, but I thought she was a very sweet and caring woman. George (Aaron Eckhart) was a funny guy at times, too. I especially liked Ed (Albert Finney). The reason I liked him was because of his business attitude. The one person I couldn't stand was Theresa Dallavale (Veanne Cox). This was because I thought she was SUCH A SNOB! In conclusion, Julia truly shines as ERIN BROCKOVICH!


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