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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.

Director:

Donald Petrie

Writers:

Jenaro Prieto (novel), Jean-Claude Carrière (screenplay "L'Associé") | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Whoopi Goldberg ... Laurel Ayres
Dianne Wiest ... Sally Dugan
Eli Wallach ... Donald Fallon
Tim Daly ... Frank Peterson
Bebe Neuwirth ... Camille Scott
Austin Pendleton ... Aesop Franklin
Lainie Kazan ... Cindy Mason
George Martin ... Walter Manchester
Kenny Kerr Kenny Kerr ... Charlie
Lee Wilkof ... Bissel
Helen Hanft ... Mrs. Cupchick
George Morfogen George Morfogen ... Plaza Manager
Zeljko Ivanek ... SEC Agent Thompkins
Miles Chapin ... Harry
Jean De Baer 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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Taglines:

Behind Every Great Man Is A Woman... Wishing He'd Get The Hell Out Of Her Way. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sensuality and an exotic dance club scene | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Josh Perrius is in the crowd behind Sally Jessy Raphael. 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

Opening credits are presented like a stock ticker. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Chris Rock/The Wallflowers (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Divertimento No. 15 In B-Flat Major K.287-Minuetto
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Zdenek Tylsar, Bedrich Tylsar and Stamic Quartet
Courtesy of Supraphon Records
By Arrangement with Promusic Inc.
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Great and Funny movie 9/10
2 January 2003 | by ilanjacoSee all my reviews

The low rating this movie got here is very strange since statistically , I think, the user rating should reflect the movie resonance/quality quite well - however not in this case.

This evening I watched The Associate for the 4th time and I loved it even more then ever.

Its funny and very cleverly crafted.

I will dare and say - a must see.

9/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,261,304, 27 October 1996

Gross USA:

$12,844,057

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,844,057
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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