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The Associate (1996)

 -  Comedy  -  25 October 1996 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Jean De Baer ...
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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. Written by <meeka@iw.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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:

ITL 304,556,000 (Italy) (16 May 1997)

Gross:

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

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

Goofs

In the coffee shop scene Sally asks about Cutty and later they leave when Aesop Franklin arrives. The camera positions change throughout their discussion. The spoon in Laurel's cup changes places. Behind her the spoon is in the cup and in front of her the spoon is laying on the table. See more »

Quotes

Sally Dugan: What are you gonna do?
Laurel Ayres: I'm goon perpetrate a great big whammy!
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Referenced in The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live (1998) See more »

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Yes We Can Can
Written by Allen Toussaint
Performed by Chantay Savage, Taral Hicks, LaShanda Reese and The Pointer Sisters
Produced by Vassal Benford and Steven L. Russell (as Steve Russell)
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Woman Can Make It to the Top Spot but Men Aren't That Bad, Are We?
24 January 2008 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

For me, 'The Associate' makes a decent one-time watch. It starts on a promising note with a female black lawyer trying to make it in the man's world. However, at some point as the plot moves, it fails to engage and it's quite clear what will happen in the end. The point 'The Associate' tries to make is that woman can make it on top but it (perhaps unintentionally) presents the men under a negative light. Some of the male characters are presented as stereotypical chauvinists. There are some funny moments that bring a few chuckles but not much that would make one laugh out loud. The best scenes are the ones with Wiest and Goldberg together. Wiest is adorable as the sweet and smart Dugan and Goldberg is adequate as Ayres. However, Goldberg has played several such roles and done numerous similar movies before and even though she's very versatile, she hardly presents anything new in 'The Associate'. I would like to see more of her and Wiest in better movies.


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