September 19, 2007

Michael Clayton

Michael ClaytonMichael Clayton (George Clooney) is an in-house "fixer" at one of the largest corporate law firms in New York. At the behest of the firm's co-founder Marty Bach (Sydney Pollack), Clayton, a former prosecutor from a family of cops, takes care of Kenner, Bach & Ledeen's dirtiest work. Clayton cleans up client's messes, handling anything from hit-and-runs and damaging stories in the press to shoplifting wives and crooked politicians. Though burned out and discontented in his job, Clayton is inextricably tied to the firm.

At the agrochemical company U/North, the career of in-house chief counsel Karen Crowder (Tilda Swinton) rests on the settlement of the suit that Kenner, Bach & Ledeen is leading to a seemingly successful conclusion. When the firm's top litigator, the brilliant Arthur Edens (Tom Wilkinson), has an apparent breakdown and tries to sabotage the entire case, Mart Bach sends Michael Clayton to tackle this unprecedented disaster and, in doing so, Clayton comes face to face with the reality of who he has become.

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Release Dates:
October 5, 2007
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Running Time: 120 min.
Director: Tony Gilroy
Writer(s): Tony Gilroy
Producer(s): George Clooney, Steven Soderbergh, Anthony Minghella
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution
Tagline: The Truth Can Be Adjusted
MPAA Rating: R for language including some sexual dialogue.

Movie Casts:

George Clooney - Michael Clayton
Sean Cullen - Gene Clayton
Tom Wilkinson - Arthur Edens
Tilda Swinton - Karen Crowder
Sydney Pollack - Marty Bach
Michael O'Keefe - Barry Grissom
Ken Howard - Don Jefferies
Denis O'Hare - Mr. Greer
Robert Prescott - Mr. Verne
Austin Williams - Henry Clayton
Merritt Wever - Anna
David Lansbury - Timmy Clayton
Bill Raymond - Gabe Zabel
David Zayas - Detective Dalberto
Skipp Sudduth - Jerry Dante

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