The 2000 film “Erin Brockovich,” starring Julia Roberts and directed by Steven Soderbergh, tells the story of a woman who uncovers a water contamination case in the town of Hinkley, California. Based on true events, the production did indeed shoot in the actual town, which is commendable for its efforts at location accuracy, since there are areas closer to Los Angeles that could’ve stood in.
Erin’s house can be found in Ventura, California.
LOCATION: 545 Emma Ave, Ventura, CA 93003
Erin picks up her kids from the babysitter next door. The house really is directly next door to Erin’s house. After the babysitter moves out, George, played by Aaron Eckhart, moves in and begins babysitting Erin’s kids.
LOCATION: 555 Emma Ave, Ventura, CA 93003
Erin takes her kids to this restaurant, where she makes an excuse for not eating, in order to cover up the fact she doesn’t have enough money to cover a meal for herself.
LOCATION: 3159 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93003
Erin gets a job a Ed Masry’s office, which can be found in Reseda.
LOCATION: 18645 Sherman Way, Reseda, CA 91335
After deciding to research the case further, Erin makes her way to the town of Hinkley, California, passing by the gas and electric company.
LOCATION: 35863 Fairview Rd, Hinkley, CA 92347
Located just past the gas company is the house of Donna Jensen, played by Marg Helgenberger. There’s not much to see from the road, as the properties are obscured by trees.
LOCATION: Fairview Rd, Hinkley, CA 92347 (just after the gas buildings)
Erin visits the water board in an attempt to find incriminating records.
LOCATION: 26949 Cote St, Boron, CA 93516
Erin interviews more possible victims of toxic water at this home, located in Boron.
LOCATION: 26821 John St, Boron, CA 93516
She encounters a woman who initially refuses to participate in the case at this home.
LOCATION: 12130 Kostopolous Ave, Boron, CA 93516
A judge decides the case merits going to trial at the Barstow Superior Court.
LOCATION: 235 E Mountain View St, Barstow, CA 92311
Ed Masry holds a meeting with a group of upset plaintiffs at this building, located in Boron.
LOCATION: Near the intersection of Boron Ave / John St, Boron, CA 93516 (GPS coordinates: 34°59’47.3″N 117°39’00.6″W)
Ed Masry upgrades to a new office, located in Glendale.
LOCATION: 505 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203
Late in the film, Erin meets with George at this motel.
LOCATION: 24147 Twenty Mule Team Rd, Boron, CA 93516