Erin Brockovich (1-5/10) Movie CLIPS – On the Prowl for Papers (2000)

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FILM DESCRIPTION: 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.

CLIP DESCRIPTION: Erin (Julia Roberts) flirts her way into accessing – and copying – PG&E water records.

Erin Brockovich (2/10) Movie CLIP – You’re Someone to Me (2000) HD

CLIP DESCRIPTION: George (Aaron Eckhart) consoles Erin (Julia Roberts) who is despondent about life after being fired.

The character George, the biker boyfriend played by Aaron Eckhart, was based on Erin Brockovich-Ellis‘s Mexican-American biker boyfriend Jorge. Erin and Jorge did break up, but he did not leave her life. He was hired as a full time live-in nanny for Erin’s children for several years, paid for by the law firm so that she would have more time to devote to her work.

Erin Brockovich (3/10) Movie CLIP – Erin Is Re-hired (2000) HD

CLIP DESCRIPTION: Erin (Julia Roberts) not only gets her job back, but a raise and benefits too, when Ed (Albert Finney) comes to her with more questions about PG&E.

As of 2003, Erin Brockovich-Ellis was still with Ed Masry‘s law firm and had been given the title Director of Research.

Julia Roberts won the Academy Award for best actress for her role as Erin Brockovich and famously forgot to thank the real Erin Brockovich-Ellis in her acceptance speech. Afterward she was quoted as saying, “It doesn’t bring out the Albert Einstein moment that you hoped it would.”

Erin Brockovich (4/10) Movie CLIP – I Thought We Were Negotiating Here? (2000) HD

CLIP DESCRIPTION: Ed (Albert Finney) mocks a PG&E lawyer (Michael Shamberg) when he presents an offensive offer and denies PG&E’s involvement in the famlies’ health.

For her performance in this film, Julia Roberts became the first actress to win Best Actress at the Academy Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, BAFTA Awards and Critics’ Choice Awards, as well as Best Actress – Drama at the Golden Globe Awards.

Erin Brockovich (5/10) Movie CLIP – What One Judge Decides (2000) HD

CLIP DESCRIPTION: Erin (Julia Roberts) and Ed (Albert Finney) discuss taking out PG&E corporate, but consider some very real outcomes that could destroy the case.

The real Erin Brockovich-Ellis sold the rights to her story to Universal Pictures for a reported $100,000.

Edited by EZorrilla.

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