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A 2007 legal thriller starring Creator/GeorgeClooney. It is the directorial debut of screenwriter Tony Gilroy, best known for the Film/TheBourneSeries.

It centers on [[ProtagonistTitle Michael Clayton]]. Michael Clayton is a "fixer" -- a person who solves difficult situations by tampering with the legal system -- at the New York City law firm Kenner, Bach, & Ledeen. Clayton finds himself embroiled in a case involving his mentally-unstable colleague, Arthur Edens, and the agricultural conglomerate his firm is representing in a class-action lawsuit.

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A 2007 legal thriller starring Creator/GeorgeClooney. Creator/GeorgeClooney, Tom Wilkinson, Creator/TildaSwinton, and Creator/SydneyPollack. It is the directorial debut of screenwriter Tony Gilroy, best known for the Film/TheBourneSeries.

Film/TheBourneSeries.

It centers on [[ProtagonistTitle Michael Clayton]]. Michael Clayton is Clayton]] (Clooney), a "fixer" -- a person who solves difficult situations by tampering with the legal system -- at the New York City law firm Kenner, Bach, & Ledeen. Clayton finds himself embroiled in a case involving his mentally-unstable colleague, Arthur Edens, Edens (Wilkinson), and the agricultural conglomerate his firm is representing in a class-action lawsuit.
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* CallBack: Arthur uses an UnusualEuphemism- "You think you got the horses for that?" to stand in for guts or something of the like. [[spoiler:Later when Michael is driving on a deserted stretch of road, he notices a small herd grazing on a hill and is reminded of Arthur. Arthur's comment inadvertently saves Michael's life. Ditto for the "blink and you'll miss it" horse grazing on a hill in the book Realm and Conquest.]]

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* CallBack: Arthur uses an UnusualEuphemism- "You think you got the horses for that?" to stand in for guts or something of the like. [[spoiler:Later when Michael is driving on a deserted stretch of road, he notices a small herd grazing on a hill and is reminded of Arthur. Arthur's comment inadvertently saves Michael's life. Ditto for the "blink and you'll miss it" horse grazing on a hill in the book Realm ''Realm and Conquest.Conquest''.]]



* NeverMyFault: The man Michael is called to assist at the beginning of the film is this. Also a JerkAss. He ran down a jogger and left the scene of the accident, and when Michael arrives he starts blaming the street lights, the dark, the rain, the jogger, etc. Anyone but himself. Even his wife is clearly fed up with his bullshit and Michael is obviously struggling to keep from rolling his eyes while listening to the asshole talk. Michael cuts through his bullshit and starts making plans to call a criminal lawyer because he ''knows'' the guy is fucked. The police work closely with body shops and car repair places, and due to how exclusive the neighborhood is they aren't to have any trouble running the guy down. The guy finally realizes this and suggests that he just report the car as stolen, but Michael doesn't even acknowledge this suggestion because he knows it won't work. The idiot's phone records will be used as evidence in court, and all the calls he made to multiple lawyers instead of the police will torpedo any such stolen car story.

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* NeverMyFault: The man Michael is called to assist at the beginning of the film is this. Also a JerkAss. He ran down a jogger and left the scene of the accident, and when Michael arrives he starts blaming the street lights, the dark, the rain, the jogger, etc. Anyone but himself. Even his wife is clearly fed up with his bullshit and Michael is obviously struggling to keep from rolling his eyes while listening to the asshole talk. Michael cuts through his bullshit and starts making plans to call a criminal lawyer because he ''knows'' the guy is fucked. The police work closely with body shops and car repair places, and due to how exclusive the neighborhood is is, they aren't going to have any trouble running the guy down. The guy finally realizes this and suggests that he just report the car as stolen, but Michael doesn't even acknowledge this suggestion because he knows it won't work. The idiot's phone records will be used as evidence in court, and all the calls he made to multiple lawyers instead of the police will torpedo any such stolen car story.
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* NeverMyFault: The man Michael is called to assist at the beginning of the film is this. Also a JerkAss. He ran down a jogger and left the scene of the accident, and when Michael arrives he starts blaming the street lights, the dark, the rain, the jogger, etc. Anyone but himself. Even his wife is clearly fed up with his bullshit and Michael is obviously struggling to keep from rolling his eyes while listening to the asshole talk. Michael cuts through his bullshit and starts making plans to call a criminal lawyer because he ''knows'' the guy is fucked. The police work closely with body shops and car repair places, and due to how exclusive the neighborhood is they aren't to have any trouble running the guy down. The guy finally realizes this and suggests that he just report the car as stolen, but Michael doesn't even acknowledge this suggestion because he knows it won't work. The idiot's phone records will be used as evidence in court, and all the calls he made to multiple lawyers instead of the police will torpedo any such stolen car story.
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