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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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Aesop Franklin
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Cindy Mason
George Martin ...
Walter Manchester
Kenny Kerr ...
Charlie
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Bissel
Helen Hanft ...
Mrs. Cupchick
George Morfogen ...
Plaza Manager
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SEC Agent Thompkins
Miles Chapin ...
Harry
Jean De Baer ...
Loan Officer
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Storyline

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

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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:

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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Trivia

As of 2015, this is the last film where Whoopi Goldberg received top billing in a theatrical released film. 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

Frank: You better be premenstral.
Laurel Ayres: Baby, if I was premenstral, you'd be dead.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

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

Soundtracks

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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Fun movie
30 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I gave this movie a 10 not because it's perfect, not because it's the best movie I've seen, but because the way it made me feel when I watched it. I love Whoopi and she does a great job in this movie, as she does on any other movie she made. Her personality just shines. I used to think that "actors" can really learn any role and they can be whoever they were needed to be. But Whoopi fits this role perfectly. I couldn't have thought of a better actress to fit the character.

The movie is funny. The bad guy always gets it and it has a happy ending. Sounds a bit cliché, but isn't that how we all want it to end? This is a perfect screening for the stay-at-home moms or housewives.


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