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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

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'associé See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,261,304, 27 October 1996

Gross USA:

$12,772,657
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

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 »


Soundtracks

Alabama
Written and produced by Martin Blasick (as Marty Blasick)
Performed by Linda Jackson
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Fun movie
30 June 2005 | by eastern_fateSee all my reviews

I gave this movie a 10 not because it's perfect, not because it's the best movie I've seen, but because the way it made me feel when I watched it. I love Whoopi and she does a great job in this movie, as she does on any other movie she made. Her personality just shines. I used to think that "actors" can really learn any role and they can be whoever they were needed to be. But Whoopi fits this role perfectly. I couldn't have thought of a better actress to fit the character.

The movie is funny. The bad guy always gets it and it has a happy ending. Sounds a bit cliché, but isn't that how we all want it to end? This is a perfect screening for the stay-at-home moms or housewives.


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