A film, based on a true story, which dramatises the story of Erin Brockovich's fight against the energy giant Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Julia Roberts stars as Erin Brockovich, an unemployed single mother of three children who, after losing a personal injury lawsuit against a doctor in a car accident she was in, convinces her lawyer, Ed Masry (Albert Finney), to hire her. She discovers a systematic cover-up of industrial poisoning (hexavalent chromium) of Hinkley's water supply that threatens the health of an entire community and fights to bring the company to justice.
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Director: Steven Soderbergh
Producer: Danny DeVito, Stacey Sher, Michael Shamberg, Gail Lyon, John Hardy
Writer: Susannah Grant
Music: Thomas Newman
Cinematographer: Ed Lachman
Distributor: Universal Pictures, Columbia Pictures
Release date: 17 March 2000
Time: 130 min.
Julia Roberts as Erin Brockovich, Albert Finney as Ed Masry, Aaron Eckhart as George and others...
The car crash in the opening sequence was done by digitally compositing shots of Julia Roberts taking off with the car and a radio-controlled car being hit by a stunt driver.
The real Erin Brockovich appears as a waitress named Julia.
Erin Brockovich-Ellis is right-handed while Julia Roberts is not, so Roberts had to make an effort to sign for things with her right hand.
The real Erin Brockovich-Ellis sold the rights to her story to Universal Studios for a reported $100,000.