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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 ...  Sara James 13 episodes, 1979-1980
Tim Thomerson ...  Johnny Danko 13 episodes, 1979-1980
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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

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English

Release Date:

23 September 1979 (USA) See more »

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I novellini See more »

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Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Wall Street Blues
Written by Albert Brooks
Performed by B.B. King
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A Lesson for TV Producers
23 October 2007 | by thud-5See all my reviews

The Associates was a wonderful comedy with a great ensemble cast that just seemed to mesh from the start of the first episode.

If there are any television producers or network executives out there looking for a prime example of a truly funny show that was dropped for no good reason, this is the show. Any students out there looking for examples of how a network can manhandle and kill good programming should be given the entire run of this show to watch.

If James Burroughs is out there looking for something from his "vault" to bring out on DVD... this is the one!

Martin Short showed what a brilliant comedic actor he was going to turn out to be in this show. His timing, as well as that of the writing, was spot on. No one actor dominated with each one being given lines and situations that just seemed to fit like a comfortable glove. Even the list o guest stars is amazing: John Housman, Cloris Leachman and others.

Wow. How this one ever "got away" is a wonder.


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