Starring Julia Roberts, this popular film is based on the true ‘David and Goliath’ story of Erin Brockovich who fought against the energy corporation Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), and won. Down-on-her-luck, twice-divorced, unemployed single mother of three children, Erin becomes a lowly clerk in a tiny law firm where she independently starts looking into a case involving polluted groundwater in a small California town and uncovers one of the biggest environmental crimes in history. This defiant and crusading legal assistant helped bring a giant utility company to its knees and a $333 million award to the town’s residents.
Roberts won the Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award for this role. Directed by Steven Soderbergh, this 2000 film also stars Albert Finney and Aaron Eckhardt.