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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Laurel Ayres
... Sally Dugan
... Donald Fallon
... Frank Peterson
... Camille Scott
... Aesop Franklin
... Cindy Mason
... Walter Manchester
Kenny Kerr ... Charlie
... Bissel
... Mrs. Cupchick
George Morfogen ... Plaza Manager
... SEC Agent Thompkins
... 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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25 October 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'associé  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,261,304, 27 October 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,772,657, 26 January 1997
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Mercedes dealership where Whoopie Goldberg bought her Mercedes was located on the corner of 56th St. and Park Ave. in Manhattan. It was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It was destroyed in 2013 after Mercedes closed that location. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the police are interrogating Laurel, there is a photo that is leaning up against the ashtray that was not in the previous shot. The next shot shows that photo is gone but in the shot after that, it is moved to a different spot but still leaning against the ashtray. 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 »

Soundtracks

Whatta Man
Written by Cheryl 'Salt' James (as Cheryl James), Hurby Luv Bug Azor (as Herby Azor) & Dave Crawford (as David Crawford)
Performed by Salt-N-Pepa featuring En Vogue
Courtesy of Next Plateau/London Records USA
By Arrangement with Polygram Film & TV Licensing
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A Great Movie
30 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

I love this movie. It has a lot of comedy and drama. The chemistry between Whoopi Goldberg and Dianne Wiest is great. It is a movie that you can watch again and again!


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