Michael Clayton Movie

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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.

Who's Involved:

Steven Soderbergh, Tilda Swinton, George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tony Gilroy, Sydney Pollack, Steve Samuels

Release Date:

Friday, October 5, 2007

Rating: R

Runtime: 1 hr, 59 m

Plot: What's the story about?

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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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making Michael Clayton

A look at the Michael Clayton behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Tony Gilroy last directed The Bourne Legacy and Duplicity. The film's writer Tony Gilroy last wrote Beirut and Red Dawn.


Tony Gilroy


Tony Gilroy


George Clooney
Steve Samuels
Steven Soderbergh

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Production: What we know about Michael Clayton

Filming Timeline

On or about December 31, 1969, the film was in Completed status.

Michael Clayton Release Date: When was it released?

Michael Clayton was released in 2007 on Friday, October 5, 2007 (). There were 3 other movies released on the same date, including The Heartbreak Kid, The Darjeeling Limited and Feel the Noise.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

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