The Associate

The Associate (1996)

Behind every great man is a woman... Wishing he'd get the hell out of her way.

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 1996-10-25
  • User Rating: 6.3/10 from 184 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 54min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Interscope Communications
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Donald Petrie
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From 184 Ratings


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.

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  • Whoopi Goldberg

    as Laurel Ayres
  • Dianne Wiest

    as Sally Dugan
  • Eli Wallach

    as Donald Fallon
  • Tim Daly

    as Frank Peterson
  • Bebe Neuwirth

    as Camille Scott
  • Austin Pendleton

    as Aesop Franklin
  • Lainie Kazan

    as Cindy Mason
  • George Martin

    as Walter Manchester
  • Kenny Kerr

    as Charlie
  • Lee Wilkof

    as Bissel
  • Helen Hanft

    as Mrs. Cupchick
  • George Morfogen

    as Plaza Manager
  • Zeljko Ivanek

    as SEC Agent Thompkins
  • Miles Chapin

    as Harry
  • Jean De Baer

    as Loan Officer
  • Louis Turenne

    as Peabody Club Concierge
  • Colleen Camp

    as Detective Jones
  • Brian Tarantina

    as Eddie
  • Jerry Hardin

    as Harley Mason
  • John Short

    as Harley's Associate
  • Thomas Wagner

    as Harley's Associate
  • Johnny Miller

    as Himself
  • Nicholas Kepros

    as Dalton
  • Peter McRobbie

    as Executive at Strip Club
  • Daryl Edwards

    as Executive at Strip Club
  • Allison Janney

    as Sandy
  • Frederick Rolf

    as Carl Bode
  • Lawrence Gilliard Jr.

    as Thomas, Plaza Bellhop
  • Lianna Pai

    as Charlotte, Plaza Concierge
  • Vincent Laresca

    as José, Plaza Waiter
  • Arthur French

    as Plaza Men's Room Attendant
  • Kathleen McClellan

    as Frank's Girlfriend
  • John Rothman

    as Jogging Track Executive
  • Jonathan Freeman

    as Hockey Game Executive
  • Socorro Santiago

    as Syntonex Worker
  • Bernie McInerney

    as Client at Cutty Ayres
  • Katherine Wallach

    as Reporter
  • Leon Addison Brown

    as Reporter
  • Sally Jessy Raphael

    as Herself
  • William Hill

    as Detective Templeton
  • Robert Levine

    as Door Slam Executive
  • Donald Trump

    as Donald Trump
Art Philip Messina Art Direction
Production Patrick Markey Producer
Directing Patrick Markey Second Unit Director
Costume & Make-Up April Ferry Costume Design
Production Scott Kroopf Executive Producer
Production Ted Field Executive Producer
Sound Vassal Benford Original Music Composer
Sound Christopher Assells Dialogue Editor
Sound Mark P. Stoeckinger Supervising Sound Editor
Directing Donald Petrie Director
Production Robert W. Cort Executive Producer
Production Mary Colquhoun Casting
Production David Madden Executive Producer
Production Adam Leipzig Producer
Camera Alex Nepomniaschy Director of Photography
Art Jessica Lanier Set Decoration
Writing Jenaro Prieto Novel
Writing Nick Thiel Screenplay
Production Frederic Golchan Producer
Sound Christopher Tyng Original Music Composer
Editing Bonnie Koehler Editor
Art Andrew Jackness Production Design
Crew Jery Hewitt Stunt Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Michael Germain Key Makeup Artist
Sound Paul Timothy Carden Dialogue Editor
Sound Mark Gordon Dialogue Editor
Sound Robert J. Litt Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Elliot Tyson Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Camera K.C. Bailey Still Photographer
Sound Richard Dwan Jr. Dialogue Editor
Sound Laura Harris Atkinson Foley Editor
Sound Chris Hogan Dialogue Editor
Sound Dan Hegeman Dialogue Editor
Sound Chris Jargo ADR Editor
Sound Laura Graham ADR Editor
Sound Barbara J. Boguski ADR Editor
Sound Michele Perrone Supervising ADR Editor
Costume & Make-Up Julia L. Walker Key Hair Stylist
Directing Lynne Twentyman Script Supervisor
Sound Neal J. Anderson Foley Editor
Editing Scott Brock First Assistant Editor
Sound Peter J. Lehman Sound Effects Editor
Sound Rick Morris Sound Effects Editor
Sound Jack Keller Sound Recordist
Sound Rick Hart Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound David Behle Sound Recordist
Sound Patrick N. Sellers Foley Editor
Directing Vebe Borge First Assistant Director
Sound Brian McPherson Sound Effects Editor
Sound Rosa Howell-Thornhill Production Sound Mixer
Sound Jeff Largent Sound Effects Editor
Art Mark Peltzer Property Master