Erin Brockovich

Factual error: In the 2nd scene of the movie she is standing on the street, and in the background at the top left there is a billboard with an ad for www.quepasa.com. The movie was set in the early 90's. But the web wasn't even around then (well... not like we know it now). That web site came out in 1998. (00:02:51)

Factual error: They are playing Harley Davidson Monopoly, but that wasn't released until 1997, this movie is set in the early '90s.

Teehunnybee

Factual error: When Erin is talking with Tom and Mandy Robinson at the law office, they show her some photos of chickens which they say were born with tumors and unable to walk. (Of course, chickens are not "born," but rather hatch from eggs, and the Robinsons would have known this, even if Erin did not.) But the birds in the photos are nearly full-grown. If they had hatched with the disabilities described, they would not have been able to eat and grow into the size birds pictured. (00:54:00)

Continuity mistake: When Ed is taking his tie off after the meeting with the PG&E clerk, he loosens it, then they cut to Erin, then back to Ed, and his tie is back to tight around his neck, and he's taking something out of his breast pocket. Then they cut back, and his tie is off. (00:52:42)

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Erin Brockovich: I don't need pity, I need a paycheck. And I've looked. When you've spent the past six years raising babies its real hard to find somebody who pays worth a damn, are ya getting every word of this down honey or am I talking too fast?

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Trivia: Julia Roberts became the first actress to receive a $20 million salary for her work on the film.

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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?

Krista

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.

JamesP

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