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The Associates 

The working lives of three neophyte lawyers.
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1980   1979  
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Wilfrid Hyde-White ...  Emerson Marshall 13 episodes, 1979-1980
Martin Short ...  Tucker Kerwin 13 episodes, 1979-1980
Alley Mills ...  Leslie Dunn 13 episodes, 1979-1980
Joe Regalbuto ...  Eliot Streeter 13 episodes, 1979-1980
Shelley Smith Shelley Smith ...  Sara James 13 episodes, 1979-1980
Tim Thomerson ...  Johnny Danko 13 episodes, 1979-1980
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Storyline

It revolves around three young law school graduates who had just joined the prestigious firm of Bass and Marshall as associates, beginning their five-to-seven-year trial period. Daughter of a poor New York family, Leslie recently graduated from Columbia, and felt for the oppressed. Bass and Marshall did not usually represent the oppressed. Tucker...was a Midwesterner slightly out of step with his Ivy League Colleagues, a little naive but very charming. Sara was a Boston blueblood, bright as well as sexy. They were all at the mercy of a hierarchy including such oddballs as formidable but slightly dotty Senior Partner Emerson Marshall...and dedicated junior partner Eliot Streeter, who had only one goal -- to take over the firm...Counterpointing all this class was Johnny Danko, the 21-year-old mailboy, whose only goal was to make time with beautiful chicks. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1979 (USA) See more »

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I novellini See more »

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(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Wall Street Blues
Written by Albert Brooks
Performed by B.B. King
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Dear IMDb: Your listing is in error
25 November 2006 | by SquirePMSee all my reviews

Dear IMDb:

In the listing for the American TV show entitled "The Associates" (1979), which you enumerate as tt0078563, you are missing the ENTIRE principal cast. This was made up of the following actors:

Short, Martin (I) as Tucker Kerwin; Regalbuto, Joe as Eliot Streeter; Mills, Alley as Leslie Dunn; Smith, Shelley (I) as Sara James; Thomerson, Tim as Johnny Danko; Hyde-White, Wilfrid as Emerson Marshall

I can't find any other way to tell you that you should correct this omission. I hope you read these comments.

This was a fine, funny TV program. It was the first wide exposure for Tim Thomerson, who was hilariously hip and cool, and for the sensationally beautiful Shelley Smith. But the man who stole the show was Wilfrid Hyde-White as the senior partner whose off the wall reminiscences always ended with an unexpected kicker that usually left you rolling on the floor.

I don't suppose there will ever be a way for those of us who watched and laughed at this show to see it again, or for the unfortunate millions who never had the chance. More's the pity, for it was first class entertainment. But I hope at least that IMDb can correct the credits problem.


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