A married woman realizes how unhappy her marriage really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey to "find herself".
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
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Julia Roberts received an unprecedented salary for her lead role, making her the first woman to break the $20m barrier. See more »
At the picnic there is a can of Diet Coke that has the 1997 style, rather than the 1986 design used in the early 1990s. See more »
[testifying in court about her accident]
I was pulling out real slow, and out of nowhere his Jaguar comes racing around the corner like a bat outta hell...
They took some bone from my hip and put it in my neck; I didn't have insurance so I'm about $17,00 in debt right now.
I couldn't take painkillers 'cause they made me too groggy to take care of my kids...
Matthew's six, Katie's four and Beth's just nine months...
I just wanna be a good mom, a nice person, a decent ...
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The settlement awarded to the plaintiffs in the case of Hinkley vs. PG&E was the largest in a direct-action lawsuit in United States history. See more »
This movie is truly one of my favorite ones. I have seen it so many times that I am actually afraid to take away the excitement of the movie trying to give a plot summary.
The basic story line is (based on true events) a young, single mom of three is struggling to survive life, pay the bills and just find her lot in life. Working for her new employer a law firm she stumbles across a pro bono case that will rock her world and change not just her life forever...
To sum it up in one sentence ... if you don't mind some profanities and you like Julia Roberts you have to watch the movie (if you already haven't).
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