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Michael Clayton


George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton, Sydney Pollack View All


Tony Gilroy (Director), Tony Gilroy (Screenplay) View All

Released: Oct. 12th, 2007
Runtime: 1 hour, 59 minutes
A law firm brings in its 'fixer' to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.
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This is a fairly standard legal conspiracy that involves a lot of tough-talking, icy cities with seedy underbellies, callous characters who are willing to kill for their interests and a plot that's aiming for just the right amount of convolution so it's neither predictable or uninteresting.
Michael's firm, Kenner, Bach, & Ledeen, is defending U/North in the lawsuit which involves over 400 people and 3 billion dollars.
Michael Clayton is an in-house fixer at one of the largest corporate law firms in New York.
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