Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich

by Susannah Grant
     
 

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A moving, funny, and unconventional drama based on true events, Erin Brockovich stars Academy Award® nominee Julia Roberts as the twice-divorced mother of three young children who uncovers an injustice, takes on the bad guy, and wins. Directed by Steven Soderbergh (sex, lies, and videotape, Kafka, Out of Sight), this

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A moving, funny, and unconventional drama based on true events, Erin Brockovich stars Academy Award® nominee Julia Roberts as the twice-divorced mother of three young children who uncovers an injustice, takes on the bad guy, and wins. Directed by Steven Soderbergh (sex, lies, and videotape, Kafka, Out of Sight), this acclaimed Universal Pictures release features Albert Finney, Aaron Eckhart and Marg Helgenberger in a gripping story of truth, tragedy, and triumph.

With no job, no money, and no prospects, Erin Brockovich is a woman in a tough spot. But when she fast-talks her way into a job at lawyer Ed Masry's (Finney's) office, they both get more than they bargain for. The original screenplay by Susannah Grant, based on the real-life heroine Erin Brockovich, is, in the words of Chris Hewitt, critic for the Knight-Ridder News Service,“direct, intelligent, and witty in a way you wouldn't expect a movie about a class-action lawsuit to be.” In our Newmarket Shooting Script® Series format, here is the complete shooting script, an introduction by Susannah Grant, movie stills, production notes, and complete cast and crew credits.

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Editorial Reviews

Andrew Sarris
We get the best of independent cinema and the best of mainstream cinema all in one package. —New York Observer
Peter Travers
Erin Brockovich is outrageously, even shamelessly entertaining. —Rolling Stone
Kenneth Turan
[A] career milestone for ...writer Susannah Grant...
Library Journal
With a number of features, the hit TV series Party of Five, and the phenomenal success of Erin Brockovich to her credit, Grant is on Hollywood's A-list. The film, starring Julia Roberts in her Golden Globe Award-winning (and Academy Award-nominated) title role performance, is the true story of the twice-divorced single parent of three who, jobless and broke, goes to work for the attorney who fails to win her a judgment in an automobile accident. She stumbles upon a contaminated water cover-up in a local community, which culminates in the firm's winning the largest paid settlement, $333 million, in a direct-action proceeding in U.S. history. Grant introduces the script, and numerous stills, production notes, and cast/crew credits are appended. The Oscar bees began buzzing around this hive early on. An excellent selection for mainstream film collections. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557044808
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Series:
Newmarket Shooting Script Series
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
942,618
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.28(d)

Meet the Author

Susannah Grant also wrote the screenplay for 28 Days, a feature starring Sandra Bullock; co-wrote Ever After, starring Drew Barrymore; and co-wrote Pocahontas, the 1995 Disney animated feature. She was also a writer/producer/director for three seasons on the popular series Party of Five. She was the recipient of the prestigious 1992 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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