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    Unique ID Code: 0000009432
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    Added on: 22/10/2000 16:12
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    Erin Brockovich (UK)

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    She brought a small town to its feet and a huge corporation to its knees
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 131 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    In what many have called her best performance to date, Julia Roberts stars in this funny and moving drama, based on the story of one woman`s struggle for justice.

    When twice-divorced single mother Erin Brockovich finds herself with no money, no job and no prospects, she thinks her life can`t get any worse. That is until she is involved in a car accident from which her lawyer Ed Masry (Albert Finney) fails to win her any kind of settlement. With little alternative, Erin manages to browbeat Ed into offering her a job in the law firm as compensation for the loss.

    With her trashy clothes and sassy personality, her colleagues fail to take her seriously, but that soon changes when she discovers a suspicious cover-up involving contaminated water in a local community, causing devastating illness amongst its residents. Erin`s down-to-earth manner and genuine concern for the victims` lives soon makes them listen to her and earns her their trust and respect.

    Supported and encouraged by her next door neighbour and boyfriend George (Aaron Eckhart) a Harley Davidson biker, and with the help of a major law firm, Erin and Ed attempt to achieve the largest settlement ever paid in a direct-action lawsuit in US history.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Original Theatrical Trailer
    Two Featurettes: `Personal Profile Of The Real Erin Brockovich` and `Making Of`
    Deleted Scenes
    Deleted Scenes with Director`s Commentary
    Talent Profiles

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Steven Soderbergh

    Written By:

    Cherry Jones
    Marg Helgenberger
    Aaron Eckhart
    Albert Finney
    Julia Roberts

    Casting By:
    Margery Simkin

    Soundtrack By:
    Thomas Newman

    Director of Photography:
    Edward Lachman

    Anne V. Coates

    Costume Designer:
    Jeffrey Kurland

    Production Designer:
    Philip Messina

    Stacey Sher
    Michael Shamberg
    Gail Lyon
    Danny DeVito

    Executive Producer:
    Carla Santos Shamberg
    John Hardy

    Columbia / Tristar

    Your Opinions and Comments

    10 / 10
    Very good film with loads of deleted scenes
    posted by ad6 on 10/11/2000 22:39
    7 / 10
    An entertaining though not too enobling film. Well presented
    posted by Richard73 on 30/1/2001 13:40
    9 / 10
    For a Julia Roberts film I was very impressed when I watched this movie. The DVD itself is worth the £20 and the extras are worth watching. To be honest I had no idea it was a true story until the documentary but what a cracker. One woman sueing a firm for infecting water supplies.....I won`t go on but Roberts puts in her best forget pretty woman this is the future of telling someones story onto the big screen.
    posted by D.stent on 10/8/2001 22:41
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