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The Associate (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 25 October 1996 (USA)
A comedy about making it on Wall Street. Prejudices are hard to break and Laurel Ayres quickly learns that in order for people to take her seriously she has to work for an older white man or be one.

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Laurel Ayres is a businesswoman trying to make it but unfortunately she works at a investment firm where she does all the work but all the senior investors like Frank Peterson grab all the credit. She then leaves and starts her own firm. While trying to find clients Laurel pretends that she has a male partner named Robert Cutty. And when she starts to do well all of her clients wants to meet Cutty which is difficult since he doesn't exist. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Behind Every Great Man Is A Woman... Wishing He'd Get The Hell Out Of Her Way. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for sensuality and an exotic dance club scene | See all certifications »

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25 October 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'associé  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$4,261,304 (USA) (25 October 1996)

Gross:

$12,772,657 (USA) (24 January 1997)
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Actress Roma Mofia appears in one scene very briefly as a reporter trying to interview Mr. Cutty. She was uncredited in the film; and can only be seen for a few seconds asking questions along with other actors in a huddle. See more »

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The output of an HP Laserjet 4 printer is shown emerging face-up, but should be face-down. See more »

Quotes

Loan Officer: Do you have any assets?
Laurel Ayres: Well, yeah. I have drive and courage and ambition. And if you'll look at the prospectus, you'll notice that I have a very, very sound business mind too.
Loan Officer: I was thinking more like stocks, bonds, property.
Laurel Ayres: Ah. Now, we're starting to sound a little like a "men's bank", now, aren't we?
Loan Officer: Oh, I see. Because we're the "women's bank", we should go against standard banking practices and give you this very large, unsecured loan because you're the right gender.
Laurel Ayres: Well... you know, it ...
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Opening credits are presented like a stock ticker. See more »

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Referenced in The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live (1998) See more »

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The Turning Point
Written by Narada Michael Walden & Erik "E Smooth" Hicks
Performed by LaShanda Reese
Produced by Narada Michael Walden
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
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Great Film!
13 December 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I just saw The Associate yesterday for the first time. I'm not really sure I ever even heard of it before, but my reaction was WHAT A FILM, HOW DID I EVER MISS THIS ONE! Whoopi, as always, did a great job, this time portraying a smart, hard-working financial whiz who must resort to subterfuge in order to get the "props" that have otherwise eluded her. The clever script and wonderful array of characters made this an enjoyable viewing experience. I especially enjoyed Kenny Kerr's character. Simply Beautiful! Austin Pendleton, Bebe Neuwirth, Dianne Wiest, Tim Daly, and Eli Wallach each contributed to the fun. I hated to see it end. Let's hope Whoopi makes more films of this ilk.


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