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Erin Brockovich Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Julia Roberts stars in this legal drama based on the true story of a woman who helped win the largest settlement ever paid in a direct-action lawsuit. Erin Brockovich (Roberts) is a single mother of three who, after losing a personal injury lawsuit, asks her lawyer, Ed Masry (Albert Finney), if he can help her find a job. Ed gives her work as a file clerk in his office, and she runs across some information on a little-known case filed against Pacific Gas and Electric. Erin begins digging into the particulars of the case, convinced that the facts simply don't add up, and persuades Ed to allow her to do further research; in time, she discovers a systematic cover-up of the industrial poisoning of a city's water supply, which threatens the health of the entire community. Erin Brockovich was directed by Steven Soderbergh; Julia Roberts earned a $20 million payday for her work on the film, the highest salary paid to a female film star up to that time. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:March 14, 2000

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Screen Actors Guild Julia Roberts Best Actress 2000 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Julia Roberts Best Actress 2000 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Julia Roberts Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 2000 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Julia Roberts Best Actress 2000 Winner
Broadcast Film Critics Association Julia Roberts Best Actress 2000 Winner
National Board of Review Julia Roberts Best Actress 2000 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Julia Roberts Best Actress 2000 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Michael Shamberg Best Picture 2000 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Stacey Sher Best Picture 2000 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Albert Finney Best Supporting Actor 2000 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Albert Finney Best Supporting Actor 2000 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Albert Finney Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2000 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Albert Finney Best Supporting Actor 2000 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Danny DeVito Best Picture 2000 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Steven Soderbergh Best Director 2000 Winner
Broadcast Film Critics Association Steven Soderbergh Best Director 2000 Winner
National Board of Review Steven Soderbergh Best Director 2000 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Steven Soderbergh Best Director 2000 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Steven Soderbergh Best Director 2000 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Steven Soderbergh Best Director 2000 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Steven Soderbergh Best Director 2000 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Steven Soderbergh Best Director 2000 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Steven Soderbergh Best Director 2000 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Susannah Grant Best Original Screenplay 2000 Nominee
Writers Guild of America Susannah Grant Best Original Screenplay 2000 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Susannah Grant Best Original Screenplay 2000 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Anne V. Coates Best Editing 2000 Nominee

Cast

Julia Roberts
as Erin Brockovich
Albert Finney
as Ed Masry
Aaron Eckhart
as George
Marg Helgenberger
as Donna Jensen
Cherry Jones
as Pamela Duncan
Veanne Cox
as Theresa Dallavale
Conchata Ferrell
as Brenda
Tracey Walter
as Charles Embry
Peter Coyote
as Kurt Potter
Scotty Leavenworth
as Matthew
Gemmenne De la Pena
as Katie
Jamie Harrold
as Scott

Crew

Steven Soderbergh
Director
Stacey Sher
Producer
Danny DeVito
Producer
Michael Shamberg
Producer
Susannah Grant
Screenwriter
Edward Lachman
Cinematographer
Thomas Newman
Composer (Music Score)
Amanda Scheer-Demme
Musical Direction/Supervision
Anne V. Coates
Editor
Philip Messina
Production Designer
Christa Munro
Art Director
Gail Lyon
Co-producer
John Hardy
Executive Producer
Carla Santos Shamberg
Executive Producer
Patricia Klawonn
Set Designer
Masako Masuda
Set Designer
Jeffrey Kurland
Costume Designer
Thomas D. Causey
Sound/Sound Designer
Greg Jacobs
First Assistant Director
Margery Simkin
Casting
Norman Page
Makeup
Larry Blake
Sound Editor
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