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You're my Michael Clayton... (2.17)

Chuck: Why did you call me?

Larry Brogan: You're my Michael Clayton.

Chuck: I'm the Attorney General of the State of... Cops come yet?

Larry Brogan: I'm hoping anyone around who heard the shot, they thought it was thunder… Who's that?

Chuck: The cops. You know, they don't call.

Michael Clayton is a 2007 American legal thriller film written and directed by Tony Gilroy and starring George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton, and Sydney Pollack. The film chronicles the attempts by attorney Michael Clayton to cope with a colleague's apparent mental breakdownand the corruption and intrigue surrounding a major client of his law firm being sued in a class action case over the effects of toxic agrochemicals. The film received critical acclaim and was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplayfor Gilroy, Best Actor for Clooney, and Best Supporting Actor for Wilkinson, with Swinton winning the award for Best Supporting Actress.