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Release Date: March 17th, 2000

DVD Release Date: August 15th, 2000

R|2 hr 11 min

Plot Summary
Erin Brockovich (Julia Roberts) is a woman in a tight spot. Following a car accident in which Erin is not at fault, Erin pleads with her attorney Ed Masry (Albert Finney) to hire her at his law firm. Erin stumbles upon some medical records placed in real estate files. She convinces Ed to allow her to investigate, where she discovers a cover-up involving contaminated water in a local community which is causing devastating illnesses among its residents.

Cast: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, Aaron Eckhart, Marg Helgenberger, Cherry Jones, Veanne Cox, Conchata Ferrell, Tracey Walter

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Jersey Films

Distributors: Universal Pictures, Columbia Tristar

Keywords: Judge, Inspiring, Quest, Underdog, Office, 1980s

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Takes the raw truth and makes it jubilantly, terrifically entertaining.

  • Julia Roberts marches through Erin Brockovich like a force of nature. Granted, the movie gives her all of the best lines — to say nothing of its most eye-catching wardrobe. But the actress seizes the film's eponymous role with fire-in-her-eyes possessiveness and injects the character with all the energy and drive she can muster. show more

  • Roberts and Erin Brockovich have Oscar contender written all over them. show more

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Awards

Winner Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Nominated Best Picture
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Directing
Winner Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)