The Associate (1996)

The Associate



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Tired of being ignored by her high-powered colleagues because of her gender and stinging because she has once again been passed over for a promotion, Wall Street financial analyst Laurel (Whoopi Goldberg) quits her job. With the help of super-secretary Sally (Dianne Wiest), Laurel launches her own firm. Unfortunately, most potential clients are unwilling to trust a woman to handle their finances. This comedy charts the elaborate plot for revenge that begins when Laurel and Sally invent a WASPy … More

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Nick Thiel
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 15, 2001
Hollywood Pictures



as Frank

as Camill

as Plaza Manager

as SEC Agent Thompkins

as SEC Agent Thompkins

as Camille Scott

as Aesop Franklin

as Cindy Mason

as Walter Manchester

as Charlie

as Charlie

as Himself (uncredited)

as Bissel

as loan officer

as Peabody Club Concier...

as Detective Templeton

as Detective Jones

as executive At Strip C...

as Harley Mason

as Harley's Associate

as Harley's Associate

as Fallon Ball Band

as Executive At Strip C...

as Executive at Strip C...

as Carl Bode

as Plaza Bellhop Thomas

as Plaza Concierge Char...

as Door Slam Executive

as Plaza Waiter Jose

as Fallon Ball Band

as Plaza Men's Room Att...

as Frank's Girlfriend

as Door Slam Executive

as Jogging Track Execut...

as Hockey Game Executiv...

as Syntonex Worker

as Client at Cutty/Ayre...

as Audience Member

as Fallon's Messenger

as Disgruntled Investor

as Disgruntled Investor

as Investor At 21 Club

as Investor At 21 Club

as Plaza Reporter

as Plaza Reporter

as Funeral Reporter

as Poker Player

as Maître D' At Peabody...

as Plaza Bellhop Thomas
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Critic Reviews for The Associate

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (13)

If you were expecting Mrs. Doubtfire in reverse, invest your interest elsewhere.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
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Audience Reviews for The Associate


Whoopie is fantabulous... She totally bamboozles here.

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

i only roughly remember this one, i think it was decent but i dont care for whoopi much

danny d

Super Reviewer


Dianne Wiest and Whoopi make this movie funny. I have been watching this movie for over a decade.

Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer

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