Michael Clayton

Oscar Winner

Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  129 min.
Release Date: October 5, 2007
DVD: February 19, 2008

Current rating: Rating: 3.16
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Cast: George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton, Sydney Pollack, Katherine Waterston

Synopsis

Michael Clayton (George Clooney) is an in-house "fixer" at one of the largest corporate law firms in New York. A former criminal prosecutor, Clayton takes care of Kenner, Bach&Ledeen's dirtiest work at the behest of the firm's co-founder Marty Bach (Sydney Pollack). Though burned out and hardly content with his job as a fixer, his divorce, a failed business venture and mounting debt have left Clayton inextricably tied to the firm. At U/North, meanwhile, the career of litigator Karen Crowder (Tilda Swinton) rests on the multi-million dollar settlement of a class action suit that Clayton's firm is leading to a seemingly successful conclusion. But when Kenner Bach's brilliant and guilt-ridden attorney Arthur Edens (Tom Wilkinson) sabotages the U/North case, Clayton faces the biggest challenge of his career and his life.

Director: Tony Gilroy
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer(s): Sydney Pollack, Jennifer Fox, Steve Samuels, Kerry Orent
Screenplay: Tony Gilroy
Official Site: www.michaelclayton.com

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