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USA: Warner Pros Pictures
UK: Pathe Distribution
UK DVD: Pathe Distribution / Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Cast: George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton, Sydney Pollack, Michael O'Keefe, Robert Prescott, Kevin Hagan, Julia Gibson, Sean Cullen, Denis O'Hare, Julie White, Austin Williams, Jennifer Van Dyck, Frank Wood,Bill Raymond, Sharon Washington, Ken Howard, Rachel Black, Matthew Detmer, Merritt Wever, Susan Egbert, David Lansbury, David Zayas, Doug McGrath, Sarah Nichols, Susan McBrien
Director: Tony Gilroy
USA & UK: 119 mins
USA Rated: R for language including some sexual dialogue
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language, very strong language and sex references
USA Release Date: 25 January 2008 (Re-release)
USA Release Date: 12 October 2007
USA Release Date: 5 October 2007 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 21 September 2007
Packed with action, deception and corruption, this smart and gripping thriller from the acclaimed writer of THE BOURNE Trilogy, features incredible performances from an all-star cast including Academy AwardŽ winner George Clooney, BAFTA AwardŽ winner Tom Wilkinson, Golden GlobeŽ nominee Tilda Swinton and Academy AwardŽ winner Sydney Pollack.
Michael Clayton (Clooney - OCEAN'S THIRTEEN, GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK, SYRIANA) 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 (Pollack - EYES WIDE SHUT, COLD MOUNTAIN, TOOTSIE), Clayton takes care of Kenner, Bach & Ledeen's dirtiest work. Clayton cleans up clients' 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 Kenner, Bach & Ledeen; divorce, a crippling gambling habit and a failed business venture have left him with mounting debt.
At the agrichemical company U/North, the career of in-house counsel chief Karen Crowder (Swinton - THE DEEP END, THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA, YOUNG ADAM) rests on the multi-million dollar settlement of a class action suit that Clayton's firm is leading to a seemingly successful conclusion. When Kenner, Bach & Ledeen's top litigator, the brilliant Arthur Edens (Wilkinson - IN THE BEDROOM, GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND), has an apparent breakdown and subsequently tries to sabotage the entire U/North case, Michael Clayton is sent to tackle this unprecedented disaster and in doing so comes face-to-face with the reality of who he has become...
MICHAEL CLAYTON on DVD includes explosive special features including deleted scenes and an audio commentary by director Tony Gilroy and editor John Gilroy. Don't miss out on your chance to see this exhilarating rollercoaster ride on DVD.
ˇ Audio commentary by director Tony Gilroy and editor John Gilroy
ˇ Deleted scenes with optional commentary by Tony Gilroy and John Gilroy (6 mins)