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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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Aesop Franklin
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George Martin ...
Walter Manchester
Kenny Kerr ...
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Bissel
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Mrs. Cupchick
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Plaza Manager
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SEC Agent Thompkins
Miles Chapin ...
Harry
Jean De Baer ...
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Storyline

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:

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 »

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Release Date:

25 October 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Associate  »

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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are presented like a stock ticker. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Nice Doin' Business
Written and Performed by Louise Hoffsten
Courtesy of BMG Ariola AB, Sweden
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sad account of the way it is...
22 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

Don't usually like Whoopie starrers, but she really does herself proud in this funny but sadly true account of discrimination against women in the business world (and others - academic, entertainment, etc.). Amusing and clever film, but you have to be a working woman to really appreciate its truth and poetic justice.


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