Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Writing credits: Susannah Grant
Movie Genre: True Life/Drama
Erin Brockovich is in a tight spot following a car accident, though not her fault, her attorney, Ed Masry, fails to land her a settlement.
With no money, no job and no prospects, Erin pleads with Ed to hire her at his law firm. There she discovers a cover-up involving contaminated water that’s causing devastating illnesses in a local community.
By dogged determination and the ability to speak their language, Erin ultimately earns the trust of the locals and signs up more than 600 plaintiffs.
Erin and Ed go on to win the largest settlement ever paid in a direct-action lawsuit in U.S. history.
Tagline: She brought a small town to its feet and a huge company to its knees.