An elite New York attorney is known among his colleagues as "The Janitor" because for fifteen years he's worked behind the scenes to clean up his high-profile clients' messy personal problems. Story takes place over the four worst days of his career. more
Release DateU.S.Michael Clayton was released on
Friday, October 5, 2007 Release
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
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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.