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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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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

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

Goofs

When accepting the award for business man of the year the award changes from sitting on the platform and in Frank's lap. Also when Laurel is leaving she takes the award with her, but when it cuts back to Frank clapping the award is still in his lap. 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

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

Connections

References Kojak (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Brick House
Written by Thomas McClary, Milan Williams, Walter Orange, Lionel Richie, Ronald La Pread (as Ronald Lapread) and William King
Performed by The Commodores
Courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & T.V. Licensing
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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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