• Fri. Dec 1st, 2023

“Erin Brockovich” is a 2000 American biographical drama film directed by and written by Susannah Grant. The film stars in the titular role, as a single mother who becomes a legal assistant and helps to build a case against Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) in California.

The movie is based on a true story, where Erin Brockovich uncovers a cover-up by PG&E, which has been contaminating the water supply in a small town with a harmful chemical called hexavalent chromium. With the help of her boss Ed Masry (), Erin takes on the case and ultimately wins a settlement of $333 million for the plaintiffs.

“Erin Brockovich” was a commercial and critical success, with particular praise for Roberts' performance, which earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress. The film also received nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Finney), and Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards.

In addition to its success at the Academy Awards, “Erin Brockovich” also won several other awards, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama (Roberts) and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role (Roberts).

Overall, “Erin Brockovich” is a powerful and inspiring film that showcases the importance of fighting for justice and standing up against powerful corporations. It is a must-watch for anyone interested in the legal system and social justice.

Directed by
Produced by Michael Shamberg Stacey Sher
Written by Susannah Grant
Starring , , ,
Music by Thomas Newman
Cinematography Ed Lachman
Edited by Anne V. Coates
Universal Pictures
Columbia Pictures
Jersey Films
Distributed by Universal Pictures
(US & Canada)
Sony Pictures Releasing
Release date March 17, 2000
Running time 130 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $52 million
Box office $256.3 million

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