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Encyclopedia > Erin Brockovich (film)
Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich DVD cover
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Produced by Danny DeVito
Michael Shamberg
Stacey Sher
Written by Susannah Grant
Starring Julia Roberts
Albert Finney
Aaron Eckhart
Marg Helgenberger
Peter Coyote
Music by Thomas Newman
Cinematography Edward Lachman
Editing by Anne V. Coates
Distributed by - USA -
Universal Pictures
- non-USA -
Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) March 14, 2000
Running time 130 min.
Language English
Budget $51,000,000 (estimated)
IMDb profile

Erin Brockovich is a 2000 movie which dramatizes the story of Erin Brockovich's first fight against the West Coast energy giant PG&E. Image File history File linksMetadata ErinBrockovichDVDCover. ... Steven Soderbergh on the set of Solaris. ... Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. ... Michael Shamberg is a producer of movies. ... Stacey Sher is a film producer. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Julia Roberts (born Julia Fiona Roberts on October 28, 1967) is an Academy Award-winning American film actress and former fashion model. ... Albert Finney (born May 9, 1936 in Salford, Lancashire, England) is a five-time Academy Award-nominated English actor of Irish descent. ... Aaron E. Eckhart (born March 12, 1968) is a Golden Globe nominated American film actor. ... Mary Marg Helgenberger (pronounced with a hard G, unlike the name Marge) (born November 16, 1958 in North Bend, Nebraska), is an American film and television actress. ... Peter Coyote Peter Coyote (born Robert Peter Cohon October 10, 1941) is an American actor and author. ... Thomas Montgomery Newman (born October 20, 1955 in Los Angeles, California) is an American film score composer. ... Anne V. Coates (born 12 December 1925) is a Academy Award winning British film editor with a 40-year-plus career in film editing. ... This article is about the major American media conglomerate. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For the Lebanese political coalition, see March 14 Alliance. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2000. ... Erin Brockovich-Ellis (born Erin L. E. Pattee June 22, 1960 in Lawrence, Kansas) is a legal clerk who, despite the lack of a formal law school education, was instrumental in constructing a case against the $28 billion Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), of California in 1993. ... The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) , (NYSE: PCG), is the utility that provides natural gas and electricity to most of Northern California. ...


The film was directed by Steven Soderbergh and featured superstar Julia Roberts in the lead role for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. The real Erin Brockovich has a cameo appearance as a waitress named Julia. Steven Soderbergh on the set of Solaris. ... Julia Roberts (born Julia Fiona Roberts on October 28, 1967) is an Academy Award-winning American film actress and former fashion model. ... // The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actresses, working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Erin Brockovich-Ellis (born Erin L. E. Pattee June 22, 1960 in Lawrence, Kansas) is a legal clerk who, despite the lack of a formal law school education, was instrumental in constructing a case against the $28 billion Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), of California in 1993. ... Martin Scorsese appears briefly in an uncredited role in this scene from his feature film Taxi Driver. ...


Tagline: She brought a small town to its feet and a huge company to its knees.

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Plot summary

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

Erin Brockovich is an unemployed single mother of three who, after losing a personal injury lawsuit against a doctor in a car accident she was in, asks her lawyer, Ed Masry, if he can find her a job in compensation for the loss. Ed gives her work as a file clerk in his office, and she runs across some files on a pro bono case involving real-estate and medical records against Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Erin begins digging into the particulars of the case, convinced that the facts simply do not add up, and persuades Ed to allow her further research; in time, she discovers a systematic cover-up of the industrial poisoning (Hexavalent chromium) of the town of Hinkley's water supply that threatens the health of an entire community. It was based on a real time event! HEHE(IM THE BALLINEST DUDE EVER!) Erin Brockovich-Ellis (born Erin L. E. Pattee June 22, 1960 in Lawrence, Kansas) is a legal clerk who, despite the lack of a formal law school education, was instrumental in constructing a case against the $28 billion Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), of California in 1993. ... The word clerk, derived from the Latin clericus meaning cleric, i. ... Pro bono is a phrase derived from Latin meaning for the good. The complete phrase is pro bono publico, for the public good. It is used to designate legal or other professional work undertaken voluntarily and without payment, as a public service. ... The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) , (NYSE: PCG), is the utility that provides natural gas and electricity to most of Northern California. ... Chromium hexavalent Cr(VI) compounds, often called hexavalent chromium, exist in several forms. ... Hinkley is a town in the Mojave Desert in California, 10 miles west of Barstow, 45 miles east of Mojave, and 50 miles northeast of Palmdale. ...

Spoilers end here.

Box Office

Made/produced in just 4 months (5 May - August 1999); in its opening weekend (19 March 2000) it grossed $28,138,465 on 2,848 movie screens in the USA. That alone recouped the $20 million dollars Julia Roberts was paid to portray Erin Brockovich. By August 2000 it grossed $125,548,685. May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (126th in leap years). ... March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (79th in leap years). ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Erin Brockovich-Ellis (born Erin L. E. Pattee June 22, 1960 in Lawrence, Kansas) is a legal clerk who, despite the lack of a formal law school education, was instrumental in constructing a case against the $28 billion Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), of California in 1993. ...


Main cast

Cody Antaya Julia Roberts (born Julia Fiona Roberts on October 28, 1967) is an Academy Award-winning American film actress and former fashion model. ... Albert Finney (born May 9, 1936 in Salford, Lancashire, England) is a five-time Academy Award-nominated English actor of Irish descent. ... Aaron E. Eckhart (born March 12, 1968) is a Golden Globe nominated American film actor. ... Mary Marg Helgenberger (pronounced with a hard G, unlike the name Marge) (born November 16, 1958 in North Bend, Nebraska), is an American film and television actress. ... Cherry Jones (born November 21, 1956, in Paris, Tennessee) is an Tony Award-winning American actress. ... Category: Possible copyright violations ... Tracey Walter is a recognizable American character actor (b. ... Peter Coyote Peter Coyote (born Robert Peter Cohon October 10, 1941) is an American actor and author. ... Erin Brockovich-Ellis (born Erin L. E. Pattee June 22, 1960 in Lawrence, Kansas) is a legal clerk who, despite the lack of a formal law school education, was instrumental in constructing a case against the $28 billion Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), of California in 1993. ...


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Films by Steven Soderbergh

sex, lies, and videotape (1989) | Kafka (1991) | King of the Hill (1993) | Underneath (1995) | Gray's Anatomy (1996) | Schizopolis (1996) | Out of Sight (1998) | The Limey (1999) | Erin Brockovich (2000) | Traffic (2000) | Ocean's Eleven (2001) | Full Frontal (2002) | Solaris (2002) | Eros (Equilibrium) (2004) | Ocean's Twelve (2004) | Bubble (2006) | The Good German (2006) | Guerrilla (2007) | Ocean's Thirteen (2007) Steven Soderbergh on the set of Solaris. ... . The initial letter is shown capitalized due to technical restrictions. ... Kafka is a film based on the life of writer Franz Kafka. ... King of the Hill was a 1993 film, Steven Soderberghs third feature film, and the second he directed from his own screenplay following his 1989 Palme dOr-winning effort sex, lies, and videotape. ... Underneath is a 1995 film directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Peter Gallagher, based on the novel Criss Cross by Don Tracy. ... Grays Anatomy is an 80-minute movie directed by Steven Soderbergh in 1996 involving a dramatized monologue by actor/writer Spalding Gray. ... Schizopolis is an experimental comedy film directed by Steven Soderbergh in 1996. ... Out of Sight is a 1998 movie directed by Steven Soderbergh. ... The Limey is a revenge neo-noir crime drama, directed by Steven Soderbergh The film starring Terence Stamp as Wilson, an Englishman straight out of prison and on parole who comes to Los Angeles, California to investigate the suspicious death of his daughter. ... Traffic is a 2000 crime / drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh that explores the intricacies of the illegal drug trade from a number of perspectives: user, enforcer, politician and trafficker. ... Oceans Eleven is a 2001 remake of the 1960 Rat Pack caper film Oceans Eleven. ... Full Frontal is a film by Steven Soderbergh, about a day in the life of people in Hollywood. ... Solaris is a 2002 film directed by Steven Soderbergh. ... Eros film poster Eros is a 2004 film consisting of three short films: Wong Kar-wais The Hand, Steven Soderberghs Equilibrium and Michelangelo Antonionis The Dangerous Thread of Things. ... Oceans Twelve is a 2004 film that takes place after the events of the 2001 movie Oceans Eleven. ... Bubble is a movie directed by Steven Soderbergh. ... The Good German is a 2006 feature film adaptation of a novel by Joseph Kanon. ... Guerrilla is a film about Argentinean-born doctor and revolutionary leader Ernesto Che Guevara (1928-1967), most famous for leading Fidel Castros forces against Batista. ... Oceans Thirteen is the sequel to the 2004 film Oceans Twelve, which was the sequel to the 2001 film Oceans Eleven, which in turn was a remake of the 1960 Rat Pack film Oceans Eleven. ...



  Results from FactBites:
 
Erin Brockovich - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (408 words)
Erin Brockovich-Ellis (born June 22, 1960 in Lawrence, Kansas[1]) is a woman who, despite the lack of a formal law school education, was instrumental in constructing a case against the $30 billion Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PGandE), of California in 1993.
Today, Brockovich is a noted speaker in demand all over the U.S. Brockovich was born Erin L.E. Pattee and raised in Lawrence, Kansas, and attended Kansas State University in Manhattan.
Erin Brockovich's response to "Exposed" and Fumento's rebuttal
Erin Brockovich (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (326 words)
Erin Brockovich is a 2000 movie which dramatizes the story of Erin Brockovich's first fight against PGandE.
Erin Brockovich is an unemployed single mother of three who, after losing a personal injury lawsuit against a doctor in a car accident she was in, asks her lawyer, Ed Masry, if he can find her a job in compensation for the loss.
Erin begins digging into the particulars of the case, convinced that the facts simply do not add up, and persuades Ed to allow her further research; in time, she discovers a systematic cover-up of the industrial poisoning (Hexavalent chromium) of the town of Hinkley's water supply that threatens the health of an entire community.
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