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Erin Brockovich (2000)

Duration 2h 11m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Real life events when the real Erin Brockovitch took on an electricty company polluting the water table. Director Steven Soderbergh Writers/Script Susannah Grant Starring Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, Aaron Eckhart, Marg Helgenberger, T.J. Thyne, Peter Coyote Elevator Pitch: A former beauty queen and now single mother … Continue reading

Changing Lanes (2002)

Duration 1h 38m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Roger Michell Writers/Script Chap Taylor, Michael Tolkin Starring Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson, Toni Collette, Sydney Pollack, Richard Jenkins, Amanda Peet, Kevin Sussman, William Hurt, Elevator Pitch: Doyle Gipson and Gavin Banek are on their way to different courts when they collide … Continue reading

Dark Waters (2020 in Spain)

Duration 2h 6m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The New York Times magazine article “The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare” by Nathaniel Rich. Director Todd Haynes Writers/Script Mario Correa, Matthew Michael Carnahan Starring Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins. Bill Pullman, Bill Camp, Victor Garber, Elevator Pitch: A backwoods farmer from West Virginia … Continue reading

Side Effects (2013)

Elevator Pitch. A psychiatrist perscribes a contoversial anti-depressant to a young woman who appears to have suicidal tendencies, which intensify after her financier husband is released from jail. The drug improves her life and that of her husband, but it appears that she sleepwalks, and during one such event stabs him to death. The police … Continue reading

Nothing but the Truth (2008)

Elevator Pitch. A reporter working for a Washington newspaper,  breaks a story about a covert operation in Venezuela involving, to an extent, a female CIA operative who happens to have a daughter who is a member of the same soccer group as the reporter’s son; she is therefore able to confront the CIA agent, but … Continue reading

A Civil Action (1998)

Released 1998 Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Jonahthan Harr which describes real events. Writer/s Script Steven Zaillian Director Steven Zaillian Starring John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Tony Shalhoub, William H Macy, John Lithgow, Kathleen Quinlan, James Gandolfini, Stephen Fry Elevator Pitch A group of personal injury lawyers take … Continue reading

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