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Erin Brockovich (2000)

 -  Biography | Drama  -  17 March 2000 (USA)
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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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Los Angeles Judge
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Defending Lawyer
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Defendant
Irene Olga López ...
Mrs. Morales
Emily Marks ...
Beth Brockovich - 8 Months
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Beth Brockovich - 8 Months
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Matthew Brockovich
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Katie Brockovich (as Gemmenne De la Peña)
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Julia, the Waitress
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Storyline

Erin Brockovich 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 lawfirm 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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Erin Brockovich - Forte come la verità  »

Box Office

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$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,609,930 (UK) (7 April 2000)

Gross:

$125,548,685 (USA) (4 August 2000)
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Trivia

The burgundy t-shirt with gold lettering she wears that is cut off says "Oakton Cougars". The costumers found this t-shirt in a thrift store and bought it, then researched online where this school may be. Once they learned that it is a high school in Vienna, Virginia, they contacted the school to ask if they could use the t-shirt in the film. See more »

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When the kids are playing what appears to be the card game War with George after the "Erin finds the kids with George scene", as Erin is telling the kids to go to bed, the children get up, and the son says "Good night, Aaron", when referring to George. Aaron is the actor's name, Aaron Eckhart. See more »

Quotes

Erin Brockovich: [Erin tries to use her cell phone but has no reception] Oh, you fucking piece of CRAP with no signal!
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Erin and Ed have seven other cases pending, including one against PG&E regarding a plant in Kettleman Hills, CA. See more »

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JULIA ROBERTS SHINES IN HER STRENGTHS AS ERIN BROCKOVICH
2 April 2000 | by (SF Bay Area, CA) – See all my reviews

Hallelujah for Julia Roberts. She was BORN to play this role! Erin Brockovich is one of the most entertaining movies I have seen in a long time! And I am VERY EXCITED ABOUT THAT!

The element that made Julia Roberts a star in Pretty Woman is very much what carried this movie. Julia's strengths is her ability to play street-wise, honest, and passionate characters. Erin Brockovich is all those things.

The writing is dead on, making Roberts job easier, I am sure. And Roberts delivery of the lines was flawless. SHE WAS ERIN BROCKOVICH. Not that I have ever met the woman...

Only in some places did the movie feel a little slow, I think perhaps, because of what the movie was about. Contamination cases aren't exactly the most exciting of plots, but it doesn't stay in one place too long and keeps moving.

I would pay full price to see this movie again. There is just so much funny dialogue in it.

9 out of 10 I vote.


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