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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
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Walter Manchester
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Charlie
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Bissel
Helen Hanft ...
Mrs. Cupchick
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SEC Agent Thompkins
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Harry
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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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Taglines:

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) (27 October 1996)

Gross:

$12,772,657 (USA) (26 January 1997)
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1.85 : 1
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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

Sally Dugan: What are you gonna do?
Laurel Ayres: I'm goon perpetrate a great big whammy!
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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
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Women - Bravo
17 March 2003 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I think the only reason people hate this movie is because it shows women making men look stupid and foolish - as if it needs to take a leap to do that. Playing their own game against them and winning.

This movie was a lot of fun and I enjoyed it completely.

I would watch it over and over again.

Truly wonderful.

Remember Waiting to Exhale. Men hated that movie too, because it made them look bad and told the truth. This movie told the truth.


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