MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,392 this week

The Associate (1996)

 -  Comedy  -  25 October 1996 (USA)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 5,341 users  
Reviews: 30 user | 30 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $9.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 29 Jul 2011
 
a list of 37 titles
created 24 Feb 2012
 
a list of 3609 titles
created 17 Oct 2013
 
a list of 29 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Associate" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Associate (1996)

The Associate (1996) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Associate.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Eddie (1996)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Eddie is a New York limo driver and a fanatical follower of the New York Knicks professional basketball team. The team is struggling with a mediocre record when, in mid-season, "Wild Bill" ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Rash
Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Frank Langella, Dennis Farina
Kiss Shot (TV Movie 1989)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A detached black mother looses her job and though the ability to pay back her credit. She recalls her billiard skills and begins to play for money. Will she be cool enough to be a pro in ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry London
Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Dennis Franz, Tasha Scott
Sarafina! (1992)
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

South African teenagers fight against apartheid in the Soweto Uprising.

Director: Darrell Roodt
Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Leleti Khumalo, Miriam Makeba
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A young black woman discovers that her father was a sperm donor, and if that weren't bad enough, he's white.

Director: Richard Benjamin
Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Danson, Will Smith
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A retarded man get help from a sociopathic woman when tries to reunite with his dying father, who years earlier disowned him.

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy
Stars: James Belushi, Jim Mapp, John Waters
Comedy | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Terry works for a bank, and uses computers to communicate with clients all over the world. One day she gets a coded message from an unknown source. After decoding the message, Terry becomes... See full summary »

Director: Penny Marshall
Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Stephen Collins, John Wood
Burglar (1987)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Bernice "Bernie" Rhodenbarr is a burglar by trade, and she runs a bookstore as well. Her friend Carl Hefler is a dog groomer. After a successful burglary, it's discovered that a dead body ... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Wilson
Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Bobcat Goldthwait, G.W. Bailey
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When Manny Singer's wife dies, his young daughter Molly becomes mute and withdrawn. To help cope with looking after Molly, he hires sassy housekeeper Corrina Washington, who coaxes Molly ... See full summary »

Director: Jessie Nelson
Stars: Ray Liotta, Whoopi Goldberg, Tina Majorino
Clara's Heart (1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

David is a teenager whose parents are in a deteriorating marriage after their infant daughter dies. Clara is a chambermaid at a Jamaican resort who's hired to be a housekeeper. She and ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Mulligan
Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Ontkean, Kathleen Quinlan
The Telephone (1988)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A crazy out of work actress, Vashti Blue, spends all her time in her small apartment with her pet owl and her telephone, which she uses to try and solve all her problems with life.

Director: Rip Torn
Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Severn Darden, Elliott Gould
Fatal Beauty (1987)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Rita Rizzoli is a narcotics police officer with a plethora of disguises. When a drug shipment is hijacked, the thieves don't know that the drug is unusually pure and packs of "Fatal Beauty"... See full summary »

Director: Tom Holland
Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Sam Elliott, Rubén Blades
Alegría (1999)
Drama | Romance | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Frac, a mime who is suffering from a severe bout of depression, happens to meet a troupe of circus entertainers and immediately falls in love with one of the stars, Giulietta. But while his... See full summary »

Director: Franco Dragone
Stars: René Bazinet, Frank Langella, Mako
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Aesop Franklin
...
Cindy Mason
George Martin ...
Walter Manchester
Kenny Kerr ...
Charlie
...
Bissel
Helen Hanft ...
Mrs. Cupchick
George Morfogen ...
Plaza Manager
...
SEC Agent Thompkins
Miles Chapin ...
Harry
Jean De Baer ...
Loan Officer
Edit

Storyline

Laurel Ayres is a lawyer trying to make it but unfortunately she works at a law firm where she does all the work but all the senior lawyers 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's a man's world...until October 25. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 October 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'associé  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

ITL 304,556,000 (Italy) (16 May 1997)

Gross:

ITL 449,532,000 (Italy) (30 May 1997)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Josh Perrius is in the crowd behind Sally Jessy Raphael. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the police are interrogating Laurel, there is a photo that is leaning up against the ashtray that was not in the previous shot. The next shot shows that photo is gone but in the shot after that, it is moved to a different spot but still leaning against the ashtray. See more »

Quotes

Frank: You better be premenstral.
Laurel Ayres: Baby, if I was premenstral, you'd be dead.
See more »

Crazy Credits

After the credits, there's a brief repeat of an earlier line. See more »

Connections

Remake of L'associé (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Mr. Big Stuff
Written by Joseph Broussard, Ralph Williams and Carrol Washington
Additional lyrics by Queen Latifah, Free and D.J. Clark Kent
Performed by Free, Queen Latifah, and Shades
Produced by D.J. Clark Kent
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
OK comedy drama with Whoopi Goldberg...
10 May 2007 | by (Evansville, Indiana USA) – See all my reviews

1st watched 5/9/2007 - 4 out of 10(Dir-Donald Petrie): OK comedy drama with Whoopi Goldberg playing a character reminiscent of the Robin Williams man to woman transformation character, Mrs. Doubtfire, but opposite, of course. Whoopi's character is a wall street investment associate in a firm where the men usually rule the roost. She is up for a promotion to Vice President, but loses it to her partner, primarily because he's a man who knows how to play to the higher-ups wim's. She quits and starts her own investment firm and invents an elderly white male partner named Robert S. Cutter and starts becoming very successful despite the fact that the companies never meet the illustrious Mr. Cutter, but instead Whoopi does all the work, and he's always traveling around the world and never available. Eventually, Cutter has to show himself and what we get is Whoopi in a pretty amazing transformation done by her cross-dressing friend. The transformation is so well done that it's hard to tell that it's Whoopi behind the wig, mask and the rounded-out body. The transformation isn't the problem in this movie, it's just that it has very few opportunities for Whoopi's comedic talents to come thru. Dianne Weist is actually very good in a supporting role as Whoopi's mega-talented secretary and Whoopi isn't bad in her performance with what she's given but the screenplay is very flat and un-inspired. This could have been a good expose on women in this field and how they're unable to penetrate the upper ranks but it doesn't come across that it has any desire to be much of anything which is very disappointing. I'd love to see Goldberg & Weist together again in a better film -- so maybe this will happen someday.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
who else loved.... lizswann12
Mr. Cutty is really John McCain jnorton-9
I used to watch this a lot when I was younger.. BlueRuins16
Jane Krakoswski ? PeterKurten911
Name of the Club where Laurel goes to Psalm1
Soundtrack Listing fourdogknight-2
Discuss The Associate (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?