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Michael Clayton

Rating:R (for language including some sexual dialogue)
Genre:Drama, Suspense/Thriller
Release Date:October 12, 2007
Running time:120 minutes
Cast:George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton, Sydney Pollack, Jennifer Ehle
Director:Tony Gilroy
Producer:Jennifer Fox, Sydney Pollack, Steve Samuels
Writer:Tony Gilroy
Distributor:Warner Bros. Pictures

Description: Michael Clayton 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. 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 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 sabotages the U/North case, Clayton faces the biggest challenge of his career and his life.

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