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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 multibillion-dollar class action... See more »

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  • Won 1 Oscar. Another 26 wins & 110 nominations.
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Arthur Edens
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Barry Grissom
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Marty Bach
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Bridget Klein (voice)
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Karen Crowder
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Michael Clayton
Wai Chan ...
Chinese Dealer
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Player #1
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Player #2
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Walter (voice)
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Mr. Greer
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Mrs. Greer
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Henry Clayton
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Ivy
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Gerald
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Auctioneer
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Gabe Zabel
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Del (voice)
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Pam
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Wendy (voice)
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Evan (voice)
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Don Jeffries
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Interviewer
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Secretary
Rachel Black ...
Maude
Matthew Detmer ...
Todd
John Douglas Thompson ...
Jail Guard
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Anna (as Meritt Wever)
Brian Poteat ...
Deposition Lawyer
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Lieutenant Elston
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Milwaukee Captain
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Third Year
John Gerard Franklin ...
Correction Officer
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Fifth Year
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Fourth Year
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First Year
Robert Prescott ...
Mr. Verne
Paul Oquist ...
Starter
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Mr. Iker
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Anna's Sister
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Cindy Bach
Andrew Hunter Sherman ...
U / North (voice) (as Andrew Sherman)
Kevin Hagan ...
Raymond Clayton
Julia Gibson ...
Stephanie Clayton
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Gene Clayton
Susan Egbert ...
Michelle
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Timmy Clayton
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Detective Dalberto
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Jeff Gaffney (as Doug McGrath)
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Cop
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Cop #2
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Copy Kid
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Attorney #1
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Barry's Assistant
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Jean
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Partner
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First Associate
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Second Associate
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Auction Bidder (uncredited)
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Videographer (uncredited)
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Auction Worker (uncredited)
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Landlord (uncredited)
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Taxi Driver (uncredited) (voice)
Emelie Jeffries ...
Raymond Clayton's Nurse (uncredited)
Richard Kelly ...
Police Officer (uncredited)
Owen Lund ...
Ron (uncredited)
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Copy Shop Clerk (uncredited)
Robert Torres ...
Parking Lot Attendant (uncredited)
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Executive (uncredited)
Kenneth G. Yong ...
Elevator Operator (uncredited)

Directed by

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Tony Gilroy

Written by

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Tony Gilroy ... (written by)

Produced by

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George Clooney ... executive producer
Jennifer Fox ... producer
Christopher Goode ... co-producer
James Holt ... executive producer
Anthony Minghella ... executive producer
Kerry Orent ... producer
Sydney Pollack ... producer
Steve Samuels ... producer (as Steven Samuels)
Steven Soderbergh ... executive producer

Music by

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James Newton Howard

Cinematography by

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Robert Elswit ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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John Gilroy

Editorial Department

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Ulysses Guidotti ... second assistant editor
Aaron Marshall ... first assistant editor
Stephen Nakamura ... digital film colorist
Ron Barr ... digital intermediate editor (uncredited)
Jason Fabbro ... video colorist (uncredited)
April McMorris ... digital intermediate producer (uncredited)
Jesse Thompkins III ... editorial production assistant (uncredited)

Casting By

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Ellen Chenoweth

Production Design by

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Kevin Thompson

Art Direction by

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Clay Brown

Set Decoration by

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Paul Cheponis
George DeTitta Jr.
Christine Mayer
Chuck Potter ... (as Charles M. Potter)

Costume Design by

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Sarah Edwards

Makeup Department

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Chris Bingham ... makeup department head
Jerry Popolis ... key hair stylist
Waldo Sanchez ... hair stylist department head
Mia Thoen ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Roger DaPrato ... production supervisor: Samuels Media
Alyson Evans ... assistant unit production manager
Lauren Flaster ... production supervisor: Samuels Media
Christopher Goode ... unit production manager
Charlene Olson ... post-production supervisor
Milan Popelka ... production supervisor: Samuels Media
Igor Srubshchik ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Steve Apicella ... first assistant director
Jason Ivey ... second second assistant director
Michael Pitt ... second assistant director
Matt Power ... second second assistant director
Christopher Goode ... second unit director (uncredited)
Etan Harwayne-Gidansky ... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)

Art Department

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Michael Curry Jr. ... construction foreman
Joseph DeStefano ... set dresser (as Joseph DeStephano)
Chris DeTitta ... leadperson
Paul Gaily ... set dresser (as Paul S. Gailey)
Peter Gelfman ... property master
Michael Herlihy ... construction coordinator
Timothy Joliat ... on-set dresser (as Timothy J. Joliat)
James V. Kent ... assistant property master
Robin McAllister ... assistant props (as Robin Voth)
John Miserendino ... special artwork
John Oates Jr. ... foreman
Timothy Powers ... set dresser (as Timothy Power)
John Schabel ... set decorator: additional photography
Peter T. Shevlin ... set dresser
Alyson Wellins ... art department coordinator (as Alyson Wellins Lewin)
Robert Blair ... shop electrician (uncredited)
Michael Cycan ... carpenter (uncredited)
Emily Damico ... construction production assistant (uncredited)
Joe Landolfi ... set dresser (uncredited)
Theo Sena ... props (uncredited)
Steven Shellooe ... camera scenic artist (uncredited)
Bryan Tonkin ... construction key grip (uncredited)
Greg Voth ... graphic artist: props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Michael Barosky ... sound mixer
Michael Barry ... re-recording mixer
David Boulton ... adr mixer
Kenton Jakub ... adr editor
Bobby Johanson ... adr mixer
Dan Korintus ... dialogue editor
Andy Kris ... re-recording mixer (as Andrew Kris)
Brian Langman ... sound effects editor
Michelle Mader ... cable
Jay Peck ... foley artist
Daniel Rosenblum ... boom operator
Paul P. Soucek ... supervising sound editor (as Paul Soucek)
Bill Sweeney ... foley editor (as William Sweeney III)
Daniel Ward ... first assistant sound editor
Jerry Yuen ... cable
Ryan Collison ... foley engineer (uncredited)
Phillip Fuller ... sound mix technician (uncredited)
Jordan O'Neill ... dts sound mastering engineer (uncredited)
Mike Poppleton ... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Bruce Pross ... sound effects recordist (uncredited)
Eric Thompson ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Robert Troeller ... sound technician (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Jeff Brink ... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
Kevin Zack ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Spencer Armajo ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Randall Balsmeyer ... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
Saeed Faridzadeh ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Max Harris ... flame artist: Asylum (uncredited)
Erin L. Nelson ... digital restoration (uncredited)
Lee Roderick ... lead compositor (uncredited)
Wilson Tang ... digital restoration (uncredited)

Stunts

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Chris Barnes ... stunts
Norman Douglass ... stunts
Gene Harrison ... stunts
Don Hewitt ... stunts
Jery Hewitt ... stunt coordinator
Joanne Lamstein ... stunts
John E. Mack ... stunts
Jennifer Lamb ... stunt performer (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Myles Aronowitz ... still photographer
Daniel Beaman ... best boy rigging grip
Angela Bellisio ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
James Brown ... grip: additional photography
Tom Cioccio ... second assistant camera: additional photography (as Thomas J. Cioccio)
Joe Collins ... camera operator: "b" camera / director of photography: second unit
John W. Duvall ... key grip: additional photography
Robert K. Feldmann ... dolly grip (as Robert Feldmann)
Steven Finestone ... additional director of photography: second unit
Doug Foote ... first assistant camera: additional photography (as Douglas Foote)
Pedro Hernández ... best boy grip (as Pedro Hernandez)
Barry Idoine ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Edward Knott III ... dolly grip: "b" camera (as Edward J. Knott III)
Robert Kummert ... key grip: second unit / key rigging grip
Gary Martone ... key grip
Michael J. Maurer ... assistant chief lighting technician
Jon Montgomery ... chief lighting technician: additional photography (as Jon C. Montgomery)
Rocco Palmieri ... rigging gaffer
Patrick Quinn ... camera operator: "a" camera, second unit
Scott H. Ramsey ... chief lighting technician (as Scott Ramsey)
Steve Ramsey ... chief lighting technician: second unit
P. Scott Sakamoto ... camera operator: "a" camera
Gregor Tavenner ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
T. Ray Treece ... playback operator / video assist
Rebecca Venezia ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Anthony Wolberg ... director of photography: additional photography
John Young ... camera operator: "a" camera: second unit
Jessica Bennett ... grip (uncredited)
Robert Carnevale ... grip (uncredited)
John Coots ... additional electrician (uncredited)
David Elwell ... lighting technician (uncredited)
Tim Ferraer ... grip (uncredited)
John Frisbie ... grip (uncredited)
Stephen Girouard ... grip (uncredited)
Adam Hall ... grip (uncredited)
James Harker ... electrician (uncredited)
Dan Kubicek ... additional electrician (uncredited)
William MacGhee ... electrician (uncredited)
Scott Maher ... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Derek J. Manganelli ... additional camera loader (uncredited)
Paul C. McKenna ... crane technician: Technocrane (uncredited)
Ron Morales ... grip (uncredited)
Ben Noble ... electrician (uncredited)
Justin Panzanaro ... best boy grip: additional photography, second unit (uncredited)
Antonio Ponti ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Aaron Randall ... additional grip (uncredited)
Lance Rieck ... remote camera technician (uncredited)
John Romer ... film loader (uncredited)
Michael Rudolph ... electrician (uncredited)
P. Scott Sakamoto ... steadicam operator (uncredited)
Lowell Schulman ... best boy rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Jonathan Stern ... additional electrician (uncredited)
Perry Unjang ... company grip (uncredited)
Ryan Webb ... electrician (uncredited)
J. Dan Wright ... electrician (uncredited)
Zenfeek ... additional grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Amelia Rasche McCarthy ... casting associate (as Amelia Rasche)
David H. Kramer ... adr voice casting (uncredited)
Jennifer Sabel ... extras casting (uncredited)
Joanna Vanadia ... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Grant Wilfley ... extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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David Davenport ... wardrobe supervisor
Kate Edwards ... wardrobe supervisor
Wade Laboissonniere ... assistant costume designer
Fionnuala M. Lynch ... set costumer (as Fionnuala Lynch)
Denise Andres ... costumer (uncredited)
Gina Castellano ... costume coordinator (uncredited)

Location Management

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Eddy Collyns ... location manager
Dave Ginsberg ... assistant location manager (as David Ginsberg)
Hilary Smith ... assistant location manager
Kathleen Beall ... location scout (uncredited)
Adam Carroll ... location assistant (uncredited)
Matt Flanders ... location scout (uncredited)
Aaron Hurvitz ... location scout (uncredited)
Sean Ilnseher ... location scout (uncredited)
Susan Silas ... location scout (uncredited)
Rachael Tartell ... location coordinator (uncredited)
Shane Williams ... location assistant (uncredited)

Music Department

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Chris Bacon ... additional orchestrator (as Chris P. Bacon)
Michael Brooks ... musical sound designer
Brad Dechter ... orchestrator
Sandy DeCrescent ... music contractor
Clay Duncan ... musical sound designer
Mick Gormaley ... assistant music editor
Richard Grant ... auricle control systems
Alex Kharlamov ... musical sound designer
Alan Meyerson ... score mixer / score recordist
Blake Neely ... conductor
Julia Newmann ... additional orchestrator
Nic Ratner ... music editor
Brian Ross ... music supervisor
Pamela J. Sollie ... scoring coordinator (uncredited)
Stuart Michael Thomas ... additional orchestrator / musical sound designer
Mel Wesson ... musical sound designer
Victor Pesavento ... music preparation (uncredited)
Peter Rotter ... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Steven L. Smith ... music preparation (uncredited)
Stuart Michael Thomas ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Greg Vines ... assistant score engineer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Dennis Salomone Sr. ... transportation captain (as Dennis Salomone)
Kevin R. Wood ... transportation co-captain
Zoa Keith ... dispatcher (uncredited)

Other crew

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Megan Asbee ... set staff assistant
Dylan Ashbrook ... assistant: Jennifer Fox
Abby Bailey ... first assistant accountant
Hilary Benas ... set staff assistant
Kit Bland ... set staff assistant
Joshua Chaplinsky ... production secretary
John 'JR' Craigmile ... production accountant (as J.R. Craigmile)
Jennifer Crammer ... production coordinator (as Jen Crammer)
Mary Cybulski ... script supervisor
Juan E. De La Rosa ... parking assistant
Kimmie Dellechiaie ... set staff assistant (as Kim Dellechiaie)
Nicole DiCesare ... assistant: Tony Gilroy (as Niki DiCesare)
Ann Marie Doris ... assistant: Steven Samuels
Adam Freelander ... production staff assistant
Jessalyn Haefele ... production staff assistant
Julie Kuehndorf ... unit publicist
Catherine Lynch Sullivan ... production controller
Karen Marsh ... assistant: Steven Samuels
Angel McConnell ... assistant: George Clooney
Melissa Mugavero ... set staff assistant
Karla Nappi ... assistant: Kerry Orent
Paul Polow ... set staff assistant
Chris Ryan ... set staff assistant
Michael Scelza ... consultant: poker (as Mike Scelza)
Loren Sklar ... set staff assistant
Graham Smith ... set staff assistant
José Tejada ... parking coordinator (as Jose Tejada)
Amy R. Trachtman ... assistant production coordinator (as Amy Trachtman)
Justin Trimm ... set staff assistant
Giovanni Zeqireya ... security: George Clooney
Ramona Adair ... production assistant (uncredited)
Lori Berhon ... adr voices (uncredited)
Jessica Cabrera ... set production assistant (uncredited)
Lowell Freedman ... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Karen Gehres ... epk producer (uncredited)
Joseph F. Graham ... production assistant (uncredited)
Jeni Harden ... production assistant (uncredited)
Ganesh Hennigs ... production assistant (uncredited)
Joe Knizeski ... production assistant (uncredited)
William Laviano ... production assistant (uncredited)
John Malakoff ... production travel consultant (uncredited)
Wayne Scott Miller ... stand-in (uncredited)
Sean Oliver ... adr loop group (uncredited)
Joe Ovbey ... production assistant (uncredited)
Jillian Roache ... production assistant (uncredited)
Jason Stant ... payroll accountant (uncredited)

Thanks

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James Bane ... the filmmakers wish to extend their personal thanks: for their contribution to the making of this movie: Iowa Department of Transportation
Jean Geiger ... the filmmakers wish to extend their personal thanks: for their contribution to the making of this movie
Steve Geiger ... the filmmakers wish to extend their personal thanks: for their contribution to the making of this movie
Jerry Huffman ... the filmmakers wish to extend their personal thanks: for their contribution to the making of this movie: Wisconsin Department of Tourism
Dick Mattox ... the filmmakers wish to extend their personal thanks: for their contribution to the making of this movie: Iowa Department of Transportation
Steve Roberts ... acknowledgement: fantasy artwork licensed by the artist
Jeffrey Rothstein ... acknowledgement: photography licensed by the artist
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Michael Clayton, a high-priced law firm's fixer, leaves a late night poker game, gets a call to drive to Westchester, and watches his car blow up as he's taking an impromptu dawn walk through a field. Flash back four days. He owes a loan shark to cover his brother's debts (Michael's own gambling habits have left him virtually broke). His law firm is negotiating a high-stakes merger, and his firm's six year defense of a conglomerate's pesticide use is at risk when one of the firm's top litigators goes off his meds and puts the case in jeopardy. While Michael is trying to fix things someone decides to kill him. Who? Meanwhile his son summarizes the plot of a dark fantasy novel. Written by

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Taglines The Truth Can Be Adjusted See more »
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Also Known As
  • Fixer (Japan, English title)
  • Michael Clayton - Uma Questão de Consciência (Portugal)
  • Μάικλ Κλέιτον (Greece)
  • Maiklo Kleitono sukurta tiesa (Lithuania)
  • Majkl Klejton (Serbia)
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Runtime
  • 119 min
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Box Office

Budget $25,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $719,910, 07 Oct 2007
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $92,991,835

Did You Know?

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Trivia Denzel Washington turned down the title role, saying he was skeptical of working with a first-time director. George Clooney also originally turned it down for the same reason. Clooney upon meeting Tony Gilroy, realized that they were both on the same page regarding the film two hours into their meeting, prompting Clooney to star. See more »
Goofs After the bomb explodes and Clayton's car is burning, he throws his wallet, watch and personal effects into the burning car, apparently to make it evident that he was killed in the fire. But any investigator would quickly notice that no charred human remains were present and the story wouldn't hold. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Michael Clayton/December Boys/The Jane Austen Book Club/The Heartbreak Kid/The Seeker (2007). See more »
Soundtracks The Thought of You See more »
Quotes Michael Clayton: I'm not the guy you kill. I'm the guy you buy! Are you so fucking blind that you don't even see what I am? I sold out Arthur for 80 grand. I'm your easiest problem and you're gonna kill me?
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