OB40mukEXQ6QZ1740xdjwF1LEQ4 Quote to Remember: ERIN BROCKOVICH [2000]


Monday, May 7, 2012


She Brought A Small Town To Its Feet 
And A Huge Corporation To Its Knees 

Are you going to be something else that I have to survive? 
Because... to tell you the truth... I'm not up to it. 
[Erin Brockovich] 

[Erin Brockovich] 

Look, I don't know shit about shit but I know right from wrong! 
[Erin Brockovich] 

Annabelle Daniels: 714-454-9346. 10 years old, 11 in May. 
Lived on the plume since birth. 
Wanted to be a synchronized swimmer so she spent every minute she could in the PG&E pool. 
She had a tumor in her brain stem detected last November, an operation on Thanksgiving, shrunk it with radiation after that. 
Her parents are Ted & Rita. 
Ted's got Crohn's disease, Rita has chronic headaches, and nausea, and underwent a hysterectomy last fall. 
Ted grew up in Hinkley. 
His brother Robbie, and his wife May and their five children: Robbie Jr, Martha, Ed, Rose & Peter 'also' lived on the plume. 
Their number is 454-9554. 
You want their diseases? 
[Erin Brockovich] 

[Erin Brockovich]: Isn't it funny how some people go out of their way to help others, when others just fire them? 
[Ed Masry]: Look, I'm sorry but you were gone for a week. 
I assumed you were off having fun. 
[Erin Brockovich]: Oh, and why the hell would you assume that? 
[Ed Masry]: I don't know. You look like someone who likes to have fun. 
[Erin Brockovich]: Oh, so by that standard I should assume that you never get laid. 
[Ed Masry]: I'm married! [after a pause] Look. What is this all about? 
[Erin Brockovich]: Do you want to know? 
Then you'll have to hire me back. 
I've got a ton of bills to pay. 
 [Ed Masry]: Fine! Fine! 

[Ed Masry]: In a law firm you may want to re-think your wardrobe a little. 
[Erin Brockovich]: Well as long as I have one ass instead of two I'll wear what I like if that's all right with you. 
You might want to re-think those ties. 

[Ms. Sanchez at the meeting with the PG & E lawyers]: Let's be honest here. 
$20 million dollars is more money than these people have ever dreamed of. 
 [Erin Brockovich]: Oh see, now that pisses me off. 
First of all, since the demur we have more than 400 plaintiffs and... let's be honest, we all know there are more out there. 
They may not be the most sophisticated people but they do know how to divide and $20 million isn't 'shit' when you split it between them. 
Second of all, these people don't dream about being rich. 
They dream about being able to watch their kids swim in a pool without worrying that they'll have to have a hysterectomy at the age of 'twenty'. 
Like Rosa Diaz, a client of ours. 
Or have their spine deteriorate, like Stan Blume, 'another' client of ours. 
So before you come back here with another lame ass offer, I want you to think real hard about what your spine is worth, Mr. Walker. 
Or what you might expect someone to pay you for your uterus, Ms. Sanchez. 
Then you take out your calculator and you multiply that number by a hundred. 
Anything less than that is a waste of our time. 
 [Ms. Sanchez picks up a glass of water] 
[Erin Brockovich]: By the way, we had that water brought in specially for you folks. 
Came from a well in Hinkley. 
[Ms. Sanchez put down the glass, without drinking]: I think this meeting is over. 
[Ed Masry]: Damn right this is 

[Donna Jensen]: You're a lawyer? 
[Erin Brockovich]: NO, no... I hate lawyers. I only work for them. 

[George]: How many numbers you got? 
[Erin Brockovich]: Oh, I got numbers comin' outta my ears. For instance: ten. 
[George]: Ten? 
[Erin Brockovich]: Yeah. That's how many months old my baby girl is. 
[George]: You got a little girl? 
[Erin Brockovich]: Yeah. Yeah, sexy, huh? 
How 'bout this for a number? 
Six. That's how old my other daughter is, eight is the age of my son, 
two is how many times I've been married - and divorced; 
sixteen is the number of dollars I have in my bank account. 
850-3943. That's my phone number, 
and with all the numbers I gave you, I'm guessing zero is the number of times you're gonna call it. 


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