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Erin Brockovich -- 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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Writer (WGA):
Susannah Grant (written by)
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Release Date:
17 March 2000 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
She brought a small town to its feet and a huge corporation to its knees.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 35 wins & 49 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Everything she does is real See more (479 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Julia Roberts ... Erin Brockovich

David Brisbin ... Dr. Jaffe

Dawn Didawick ... Rosalind

Albert Finney ... Ed Masry

Valente Rodriguez ... Donald

Conchata Ferrell ... Brenda
George Rocky Sullivan ... Los Angeles Judge

Pat Skipper ... Defending Lawyer

Jack Gill ... Defendant
Irene Olga López ... Mrs. Morales
Emily Marks ... Beth Brockovich - 8 Months
Julie Marks ... Beth Brockovich - 8 Months

Scotty Leavenworth ... Matthew Brockovich
Gemmenne de la Peña ... Katie Brockovich (as Gemmenne De la Peña)

Erin Brockovich-Ellis ... Julia, the Waitress

Adilah Barnes ... Anna
Irina V. Passmoore ... Babysitter

Aaron Eckhart ... George
Ron Altomare ... Biker Friend
Charles John Bukey ... Biker Friend

Marg Helgenberger ... Donna Jensen

Randy Lowell ... Brian Frankel

Jamie Harrold ... Scott
Sarah Ashley ... Ashley Jensen

Scarlett Pomers ... Shanna Jensen

T.J. Thyne ... David Foil

Joe Chrest ... Tom Robinson

Meredith Zinner ... Mandy Robinson

Michael Harney ... Pete Jensen

William Lucking ... Bob Linwood

Mimi Kennedy ... Laura Ambrosino

Scott Sowers ... Mike Ambrosino

Cherry Jones ... Pamela Duncan
Kristina Malota ... Annabelle Daniels

Wade Williams ... Ted Daniels (as Wade Andrew Williams)

Cordelia Richards ... Rita Daniels
Ashley Pimental ... Beth Brockovich - 18 Months
Brittany Pimental ... Beth Brockovich - 18 Months

Tracey Walter ... Charles Embry
Larry Martinez ... Nelson Perez
LeRoy A. Simmons ... Himself (as Judge LeRoy A. Simmons)
Don Snell ... PG&E Lawyer

Michael Shamberg ... PG&E Lawyer

Gina Gallego ... Ms. Sanchez, PG&E Representative

Peter Coyote ... Kurt Potter
Ronald E. Hairston ... Car Messenger

Veanne Cox ... Theresa Dallavale
Scott Allen ... Town Meeting Plaintiff

Sheila Shaw ... Ruth Linwood

Matthew Kimbrough ... Bartender
Jason Cervantes ... Check Messenger
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mike Malone ... Baxter (scenes deleted)

Norma Maldonado ... Woman #1 (uncredited)
Ed Masry ... Diner behind Erin (uncredited)

Tom Tangen ... Ned (uncredited)

Julie Wagner ... E.R. Admitting Nurse (uncredited)

Directed by
Steven Soderbergh 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Susannah Grant (written by)

Produced by
Danny DeVito .... producer
John Hardy .... executive producer
Gail Lyon .... co-producer
Carla Santos Shamberg .... executive producer
Michael Shamberg .... producer
Stacey Sher .... producer
 
Original Music by
Thomas Newman 
 
Cinematography by
Edward Lachman  (as Ed Lachman)
 
Film Editing by
Anne V. Coates 
 
Casting by
Margery Simkin 
 
Production Design by
Philip Messina 
 
Art Direction by
Christa Munro 
 
Set Decoration by
Kristen Toscano Messina 
 
Costume Design by
Jeffrey Kurland 
 
Makeup Department
Susan A. Cabral .... key makeup artist (as Susan Cabral-Ebert)
Bonnie Clevering .... hair designer: Julia Roberts
Richard Dean .... makeup artist: Julia Roberts
Ken Diaz .... tattoo designer
Bernard Gough .... hair stylist
Deborah Mills-Whitlock .... hair department head
Norman Page .... additional makeup artist
Michelle Weiss .... hair stylist
Anthony Wilson .... hair stylist
Gary Archer .... dental prosthetics (uncredited)
Stacey K. Black .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Frederic W. Brost .... unit production manager
Caitlin Maloney .... post-production supervisor
James C. Taylor .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Eng .... dga trainee
David Hallinan .... second assistant director (as Dave Hallinan)
Gregory Jacobs .... first assistant director
Michael Risoli .... second second assistant director
Nicholas Wolfert .... additional second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Dale E. Anderson .... set dresser
Peter Bankins .... property master
Robert Bankins .... property assistant
Bart Barbuscia .... set dresser
Adam L. Barker .... plaster foreman (as Adam Barker)
Jason Bedig .... leadman
Brent A. Blom .... set dresser (as Brent Blom)
Scott Bobbitt .... leadman (as Scott A. Bobbitt)
Richard Boris .... greensman
Gary A. Brewer .... set dresser (as Gary Brewer)
John Bullard .... propmaker foreman
Sarah Bullion .... art department assistant
Glenn M. Carrere .... set dresser
David B. Clark .... paint foreman (as David Clark)
Michael A. Contreraz .... laborer
Francis N. 'Lucky' Costello .... stand-by painter (as Frank Lucky Costello)
Keith P. Cunningham .... assistant art director
Bill Duffin .... propmaker
Michael Jon Duffin .... propmaker
Eduardo H. Esparza .... laborer (as Eddie Esparza)
Louie Esparza .... labor foreman
Louie Esparza .... propmaker (as Louie Esparza Jr.)
Robert Fidalgo .... labor foreman (as Bob Fidalgo)
Gerard Forrest .... location foreman
Hank Giardina .... paint supervisor
William Gideon .... general foreman (as Wiliam W. Gideon)
Steve Gindorf .... propmaker (as Stephen A. Gindorf)
Brian D. Gray .... propmaker
Blair Huizingh .... art department coordinator
Marisol Jiménez .... construction auditor (as Mirasol Jimenez)
Steven Kerlagon .... paint foreman (as Steven J. Kerlagon)
Patricia Klawonn .... set designer
Andrew Knowland .... greensman
Karen Kornbau .... propmaker
Bud Kucia .... welding foreman
Jennifer Lagura .... set dresser (as Jennifer LaGura)
Devlin Lenew .... propmaker (as Devlin Lerew)
Alberto Christiano Lombardo .... assistant property master
Arthur G. Lopez .... laborer
Mike Malone .... on-set dresser
Masako Masuda .... set designer
Ernest L. Menchaca Jr. .... laborer (as Ernie L. Menchaca Jr.)
John Moore .... propmaker foreman
Bob Nickloff .... propmaker foreman (as Robert Nickloff)
Loren Nickloff .... propmaker
Edmund A. Paniagua .... laborer
Jim Paniagua .... propmaker foreman (as James Paniagua)
Anthony J. Saenz .... labor foreman (as Anthony J. Saenz Jr.)
Craig T. Shordon .... paint foreman
Scott Shordon .... painter gangboss
Bruce G. Smith .... painter (as Bruce Smith)
Chris Snyder .... construction coordinator
Dale Snyder .... propmaker foreman
Tracy W. Stockwell .... plaster foreman
Cheryl Gould Strang .... set dresser (as Cheryl Gould)
George E. Vielma .... laborer
Stacy Weddington .... buyer
Steve Willis .... propmaker
Curtis Yackel .... propmaker (as Curtis A. Yakel)
Erin Boyd .... swing gang (uncredited)
Shane Buckallew .... plasterer gang boss (uncredited)
Eric DeYoung .... propmaker (uncredited)
Steven Kissick .... carpenter (uncredited)
Chad Simpson .... paint gang boss (uncredited)
B.J. Smith .... construction medic (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
David Betancourt .... foley mixer
Larry Blake .... sound re-recording mixer
Larry Blake .... supervising sound editor
Joseph F. Brennan .... boom operator (as Joe Brennan)
Thomas Causey .... production sound mixer
Mike Chock .... additional sound editor (as Michael Chock)
Ezra Dweck .... foley editor
Julie Feiner .... additional sound editor
Dawn Fintor .... foley artist
Eric Flickinger .... sound recordist
Aaron Glascock .... dialogue editor
Baylis Glascock .... additional assistant sound editor
Michael Keller .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Kite .... utility sound
James Morioka .... assistant sound editor
Eric Potter .... sound effects recordist
Alicia Stevenson .... foley artist (as Alicia Irwin)
Patrick Stoltz .... engineering (as Pat Stoltz)
Jon Vogl .... foley recordist
Marvin Walowitz .... additional sound editor
David A. Whittaker .... additional sound editor
Brian Basham .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Ron Bedrosian .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Mark Kenna .... consultant: dolby film sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Werner Hahnlein .... special effects assistant
Kevin Hannigan .... special effects
William D. Harrison .... special effects foreman (as William Harrison)
Kenneth Van Order .... special effects foreman (as Kenneth J. Van Order)
 
Visual Effects by
Carole Cowley .... visual effects producer: Cinesite Inc.
Mark Tait Lewis .... digital compositor: Cinesite Inc.
Serena Rainbow Naramore .... digital artist: Cinesite Inc. (as Serena Naramore)
Jason Piccioni .... digital compositor: Cinesite Inc.
Corrine Pooler .... paint supervisor: Cinesite Inc.
Thomas J. Smith .... visual effects supervisor: Cinesite Inc. (as Tom Smith)
Tom Zils .... digital compositor: Cinesite Inc.
Fred Jimenez .... 2D technical assistant: Cinesite Inc. (uncredited)
Vincent Lavares .... digital asset manager (uncredited)
Louie Schwartzberg .... additional cinematography: Cinesite Inc. (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Rick Avery .... stunt driver
Roydon Clark .... stunt double
Tabby Hanson .... stunt double
John Robotham .... stunt coordinator
Steve Kelso .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Randy Berrett .... rigging grip
Bobby Brown .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Bob Brown)
Charles John Bukey .... key grip (as Charles Bukey)
Russell Caldwell .... gaffer
Thomas A. Curran .... grip
Stacy De La Motte .... camera loader (as Stacy de la Motte)
John W. DeBlau .... lighting consultant (as John W. De Blau)
Wayne L. Duncan .... grip
Frank Endewardt .... best boy electric
Isaac Friedman .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Keith Hartley .... rigging electrician
Richard Hartley .... rigging gaffer
Barry Idoine .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Gary M. Lang .... electrician
Chris Lombardi .... camera operator: "a" camera
Bob Marshak .... still photographer
Daisuke Dice Miyake .... grip (as Dice Miyake)
Darryl Murchison .... electrician
John Owens .... electrician
Tony Porto .... rigging grip
Mark R. Shultz .... rigging key grip
Paul E. Sutton .... rigging grip
Paul Threlkeld .... dolly grip
Dave Tutokey .... best boy rigger
Rodney Veto .... best boy grip
David Watson .... electrician
Marta Weiss .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Marta E. Weiss)
Paul David Williams .... rigging grip (as Paul D. Williams)
James W. Apted .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Sean P. Fickert .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Edward A. Gutentag .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Larry Markart .... video/computer playback (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Brumby Broussard .... casting assistant (as Brumby J. Broussard)
Carmen Cuba .... casting associate
Rich Epstein .... casting assistant
Rich King .... extras casting
Jay Krymis .... extras casting
Gina Stainbrook .... casting intern
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Corey Bronson .... set costumer (as Corey C. Bronson)
Janis Mekaelian .... key costumer
Rhona Meyers .... key costumer
Elaine Ramires .... costume supervisor (as Elena Del Rio)
Shoshana Rubin .... set costumer
Tom Siegel .... key costumer (as Tom Siegal)
Fran Vega-Buck .... set costumer: Julia Roberts (as Francis Vega)
Emily Wyss .... set costumer
Anthony T. Lukins .... set costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Julian Andraus .... apprentice editor
Glenn Arcaro .... editorial intern
John Axelrad .... assistant editor: avid
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Monica De Armond .... post-production assistant
Bradford L. Dean .... second assistant editor (as Brad Dean)
Dana Ross .... color timer
Robb Sullivan .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Bill Bernstein .... music editor
Julian Bratolyubov .... music preparation
Jordan Corngold .... assistant music editor
Buck Damon .... music consultant
Tom Hardisty .... music recordist
David Marquette .... music recordist
Leslie Morris .... music contractor
Thomas Pasatieri .... orchestrator
Dennis S. Sands .... music scoring mixer
Amanda Scheer-Demme .... music supervisor
John Beasley .... composer: additional score (uncredited)
Frankii Elliott .... music consultant (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Rich Bennetti .... transportation co-captain
Loren Bess .... driver
Pat Carman .... driver
Jack Carpenter .... driver: camera car
Jon Carpenter .... transportation coordinator
Byron Carter .... driver: camera car
Gary Cheek .... driver
Martin Coblenz .... driver
Ronald B. Dinson Sr. .... driver (as Ronald B. Dinson)
Louis Dinson .... driver
Guy Duquette .... driver
Charles Enzen .... driver
Scott Fair .... driver
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: insert car
Bernard Glavin .... driver
David Glavin .... driver (as David L. Glavin)
Diane Glavin .... driver
Leon Glavin .... driver (as Leon L. Glavin)
Chris Gorden .... driver
Billy Grace .... driver
Shane Greedy .... transportation captain
Donald S. Harback .... driver
Mike Hutmacher .... driver
David Jernigan .... driver (as David T. Jernigan)
James E. Johnson .... driver
Pops Johnson .... driver
Thomas M. Krigbaum .... driver
J.T. Lannen .... driver
Hal Lary .... driver
Ken Merritt .... driver
Tom Neal .... driver
Don Newton .... driver (as Don R. Newton)
John Ornstein .... driver (as John P. Ornstein)
Curtis Randoll .... driver
Chance Robertson .... driver
Albert C. Rusk .... driver (as Albert C. Rusk Jr.)
Ted Schambers .... driver
Clinton J. Taylor .... driver (as Clinton Taylor)
Raymond Van Holtan .... driver (as Raymond Van Holten)
Kelly Yon .... driver
 
Other crew
Jimmy Badstibner .... office production assistant (as James Badstibner)
Gavin J. Behrman .... assistant accountant
Damon Bingham .... assistant: Mr. Shamberg
Clelio Boccato .... office production assistant
Keri Bruno .... set production assistant
Richard Castro .... assistant accountant (as Richard E. Castro)
Sam M. Cobb .... construction medic (as Sam Cobb)
Natasha Cuba .... assistant: Ms. Sher and Mr. Shamberg
Thomas S. Dickson .... location projectionist (as Tommy Dickson)
Charles Drake .... craft service
Caleb Duffy .... assistant location manager (as P. Caleb Duffy)
Edward J. Ertel .... location projectionist (as E.J. Butch Ertel)
John Falvey .... assistant: Mr. Finney (as John O. Falvey)
Harold Fowler .... set medic
Jennifer Fukasawa .... assistant: Ms. Shamberg
Brad Furman .... assistant: Ms. Roberts
Marc C. Geschwind .... stand-in
Jane E. Graves .... assistant location manager
Gordon Greer .... set medic
Ronald E. Hairston .... craft service
Cheri Hall .... first assistant accountant
Quentin Halliday .... assistant location manager
Leah Holmes .... post-production accountant
Karen Jarnecke .... assistant production coordinator
J. Larsen Jay .... production secretary
Joseph Keideth .... security: Ms. Roberts
Michael LaCorte .... set production assistant (as Michael La Corte)
Ken Lavet .... location manager
Robin Le Chanu .... production coordinator (as Robin L. Le Chanu)
Denise N. Lewis .... office production assistant
Sindy Lin .... assistant: Ms. Sher
Keri Littledeer .... set medic
Caitlin Maloney .... assistant: Mr. Soderbergh and Mr. Hardy
Antoine Mascaro .... chef (as Chef Antoine Mascaro)
Thomas John McGowan .... studio teacher (as Thomas J. McGowan)
Carla Meyer .... dialect coach: Mr. Finney
Taina Mirach .... production intern
Grant A. Pasley .... office production assistant
Amy Peltonen .... assistant: Ms. Lyon
Luke Pollock .... set production assistant
John Ramirez .... set security
Laurie Record .... assistant: Mr. DeVito
Nancy Reid .... assistant production coordinator
Jim Schiro .... accounting clerk
Ricki L. Stein .... production accountant
Spooky Stevens .... unit publicist
Bradley Steyn .... security: Ms. Roberts
Lynn Struiksma .... set production assistant
Cherie Supnet .... office production assistant
Patrick Thornhill .... office production assistant
Laura Tiz .... assistant accountant
Julie Wagner .... stand-in
Annie Welles .... script supervisor
Gregory Alpert .... additional location manager (uncredited)
Julian Del Valle .... balloon lights (uncredited)
Don Gillespie .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Michelle Gold .... on-set production assistant (uncredited)
Ronald Hairston Jr. .... craft service (uncredited)
Jeff Jenofsky .... production assistant (uncredited)
Todd A. Marks .... computer/video coordinator (uncredited)
Niamh Murphy .... textile artist (uncredited)
Jim Swidarski .... payroll accountant: re-shoots (uncredited)
Lynnanne Zager .... adr voice (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Pamela DuMond .... special thanks
Thomas V. Girardi .... special thanks (as Thomas V. Girardi Esq.)
Nikki Allyn Grosso .... special thanks
Walter J. Lack .... special thanks (as Walter J. Lack Esq.)
Chris Lord-Alge .... special thanks
 
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MPAA:
Rated R for language
Runtime:
131 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS (8 channels)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Julia Roberts received an unprecedented salary for her lead role, making her the first woman to break the $20m barrier.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Erin receives a cashier's check from her boss that has no date on it.See more »
Quotes:
Matthew Brockovich:This girl's about my age. Is she one of the people you're helping?
Erin Brockovich:Yeah, she's really sick so I'm going to get her some medicine to feel better.
Matthew Brockovich:Why doesn't her own mom get her medicine?
Erin Brockovich:Because her mom's really sick too.
Matthew Brockovich:Oh.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Big Fat Liar (2002)See more »
Soundtrack:
Honey BunchSee more »

FAQ

Did Erin Brockovich really memorize all 634 plaintiffs and their cases?
Did Erin Brockovich really tell one of the defense attorneys, "We had that water brought in special for you folks"?
Had Erin Brockovich really been Miss Wichita?
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11 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Everything she does is real, 6 February 2001
Author: Dennis Littrell from United States

(Note: Over 500 of my movie reviews are now available in my book "Cut to the Chaise Lounge or I Can't Believe I Swallowed the Remote!" Get it at Amazon.)

Julia Roberts stars as an unrelentingly tactless, thoroughly tasteless, charm-school dropout twice divorced, the mother of three who dresses like a Las Vegas whore. We love her. She is a woman who's been disappointed a time or two and generally expects the worst, and when she doesn't get it, she's surprised. She is her own worst enemy with a foul mouth and a skanky style and a chip on her shoulder. She is also very smart and incredibly strong and knows right from wrong (and that's the chip on her other shoulder). We love her.

Stir in Richard Gere or Tom Cruise (no, he's too short)... How about...no, no, NO. Give her someone near her equal. How about a real actor twice her age? How about Albert Finney (whom I first saw in the delightful Tom Jones (1963))? Together they play it like Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy without the romance. Not only does it work, it's a triumph. Finney really is brilliant. His timing is exquisite as is his ability to round his character. Did you catch the shot of him with the one eye comically magnified through his glasses? For love interest give her a bandana-wearing biker whom she turns into a house husband to take care of her kids while she takes on Pacific Gas and Electric (market cap = $28-billion). For the first time in her life she is doing something important. For the first time in her life people respect her. There's something wonderful about this because even without an education people can see, and she can know, that she's their equal and maybe a bit more.

Aaron Eckhart, lately seen as the sociopathic Chad in the startlingly original In the Company of Men (1997) plays the biker house husband with fidelity and a kind of sappy warmth. She neglects him and her kids for her obsession. Susannah Grant, who penned the very clever script must have gotten a good laugh with this unusual household, the poor, stay at home neglected husband, the always on the road wife. Incidentally, don't miss the scene where he first kisses her. It was so real all I could think was this guy is kissing Julia Roberts! She is so powerfully expressive that everything she does is real. That's her gift.

A significant part of the success of Erin Brockovich of course is in the compelling (and substantially true) story of David versus Goliath ("and all his relatives," as Finney quips), of good versus evil, of the "little guy" versus the corporate behemoth. I won't be giving away anything by telling you that there's a happy ending. But this is also a triumph for Director Steven Soderbergh who can now add a box office success to critical acclaim. I haven't seen any of his latest movies, (I'm looking forward to seeing Traffic), but I recall with pleasure the very interesting Sex, Lies, & Videotape from 1989. I am also looking forward to the Academy Awards presentations because I suspect the Academy is going to reward both Julia Roberts and Soderbergh by making Erin Brockovich the Best Picture of the year 2000.

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