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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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Cast

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Actors Tim Daly, Bebe Neuwirth and Zeljko Ivanek all appear together in Madam Secretary 18 years after co-starring in this movie. 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

Remake of L'associé (1979) See more »

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Nice Doin' Business
Written and Performed by Louise Hoffsten
Courtesy of BMG Ariola AB, Sweden
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A Fun Movie
11 January 2006 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Very funny. Very entertaining. Very well done movie. Excellent acting and a lot of fun. I enjoyed it. Whoopi Goldberg is perfect in the part of a financial analyst who seems to get no where in a man's world until she creates an maginary partner only to find that the imaginary partner--a man--is taking all the credit for her hard work. I thought the idea and the concept were imaginative and well done. Dianne Weist is perfect in her part as is Tim Daly. You know a movie is funny when Lanie Kazan is in it--remember her as Freida in the Nanny. I recommend The Associate for all. It's a family film as well and you will be glad you saw it!!!


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