Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich (2000)

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Corrected entry: At the end when the delivery guy gives Julia Roberts her bonus check, the envelope is open. I forgot how much the check was for but anytime someone delivers any check amount the envelope is definitely not supposed to be open. (01:33:11)


Correction: The check is open when Erin receives it at the end. That is because Ed Masry opens it and views it before. He also is the one to hand it to her.

Correction: When the delivery guy brings the certified check to Ed it's already open. Ed gets it opened.

Corrected entry: The former PG&E employee tells her that he had shredded memos on bad test well readings with entry stamps from the PG&E headquarters. Memos with such entry stamps would have been at the headquarters, not at the subsidiary at Hinckley.


Correction: I think a better way of understanding this would be that he had shredded memos from headquaters about the bad test well readings and that the memos had entry stamps. When memos came from headquaters, the local office would have put an entry stamp on them.

Corrected entry: The scene where Erin Brockovich and Ed Mazry are in the court room where the judge makes the decision that their case can continue: after the judge makes his decision, Erin Brockovich and Ed Mazry start picking up their papers. Next to Ed Mazry's papers are a pair of glasses; Ed Mazry is wearing his glasses, Erin Brockovich doesn't wear glasses, and there was no one else sitting at that table...

Correction: There are people who need two pairs of glasses, one for distances and one for reading.

Corrected entry: In Erin's son's bedroom he has a poster for the movie Jurrasic Park, but Jurrasic Park had not even come out from when the movie Erin Brockovich was set.

Correction: Loads of people seem to think that the movie's set in the mid-80's, which just isn't the case. The events of the film took place in the early 90's (check out, and so a Jurassic Park poster isn't at all out of place.

Jurassic Park, the movie, came out in 1993, which is when all of the merchandise came out. The plot of Erin Brockovich ends in 1992. Some parts of Erin Brockovich probably did take place in the late 80s, depending on how long she spent on her research.

The film starts in 1993. That's when she starts her investigation. She gets fired in July of '93. PG&E settled in 1996.


Corrected entry: Before Erin gets her $2m cheque she takes an address from someone on the phone. We hear the pen scratching over the paper, but when the camera angle changes she has no pen in her hand. (01:58:35)


Correction: There is actually no pen scratching. Erin is not writing the information down; she's memorizing it just like she did all along. Remember when Kurt Potter's assistant Theresa tells Erin that she doesn't have phone numbers/addresses for some of her plaintiffs? Erin rattles them off from memory.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the car hits Julia Roberts, some extras start running away from the accident before the car even comes speeding by. (00:03:37)

Correction: I've watched the scene 3 times, everything looks normal. There are 3 people running across the street but once they get across they walk normally again. After the crash, they react to it accordingly.

Timothy Conard

Audio problem: In the scene where Erin is climbing down into the well at the plant, and then climbs out and runs away from the workers, she runs to her car, gets in and starts it. The sound of her starting the car is that of her cranking it over once, then trying again. The second time she cranks it over, her hand isn't on the key, its going down to the shifter.

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Question: I don't know all the ins and outs of the law, but when Erin is in a car accident, she is going straight through a green light. The other guy rams into her as he tries to cross the intersection (it's not like he just cut her off making a right turn) so obviously he had a red light and not even an arguable right of way. I know money can buy you justice, but how is this not an open and shut case?


Answer: They would have had to prove he ran the red light, which would require video or witnesses. It seems like Erin had no witnesses backing up her version of the story, so they wouldn't have had anyone to say he went through the red light either.

Chosen answer: I have to admit that is a bit frustrating to watch. I think that?s how the producers wanted us to feel. Making us think, "Man this chick never gets a break". It was just an unrealistic way to set up the character's life.


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