History Film / TheAssociate

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* WhiteLikeMe: [[WhoopiGoldberg Laurel]] disguises herself as Cutty, an elderly white man.

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* WhiteLikeMe: [[WhoopiGoldberg [[Creator/WhoopiGoldberg Laurel]] disguises herself as Cutty, an elderly white man.
15th Jan '17 4:52:31 PM Mdumas43073
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''The Associates'' is a 1996 comedy film directed by Donald Petrie and starring Creator/WhoopiGoldberg. Also in the cast are Dianne Wiest, Creator/TimDaly, Creator/BebeNeuwirth, and Creator/EliWallach.

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''The Associates'' Associate'' is a 1996 comedy film directed by Donald Petrie and starring Creator/WhoopiGoldberg. Also in the cast are Dianne Wiest, Creator/DianneWiest, Creator/TimDaly, Creator/BebeNeuwirth, and Creator/EliWallach.
15th Jan '17 4:51:56 PM Mdumas43073
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''The Associates'' is a 1996 comedy film directed by Donald Petrie and starring Creator/WhoopiGoldberg.

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''The Associates'' is a 1996 comedy film directed by Donald Petrie and starring Creator/WhoopiGoldberg.
Creator/WhoopiGoldberg. Also in the cast are Dianne Wiest, Creator/TimDaly, Creator/BebeNeuwirth, and Creator/EliWallach.



Laurelís plan hits a snag when it becomes necessary for the fictional Mr. Cutty to make a physical appearance. With the help of her secretary Sally Dugan (Dianne Wiest), [[SweetPollyOliver Laurel disguises herself in prosthetics]] [[WhiteLikeMe as the elderly white businessman]]. Despite a series of mishaps, Laurel manages to pull off her masquerade for a night without being discovered. Trouble mounts as Laurelís former business partner Frank (Creator/TimDaly) becomes fixated on ruining her success. Meanwhile dozens of high-profile people want a piece of Cutty, including a [[IntrepidReporter nosy gossip columnist]] and a stock broker who has a reputation for [[ReallyGetsAround sleeping her way to the top]]. As everything spirals out of control, Laurel must figure out how to get rid of Cutty and stand on her own two feet.

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Laurelís plan hits a snag when it becomes necessary for the fictional Mr. Cutty to make a physical appearance. With the help of her secretary Sally Dugan (Dianne Wiest), (Wiest), [[SweetPollyOliver Laurel disguises herself in prosthetics]] [[WhiteLikeMe as the elderly white businessman]]. Despite a series of mishaps, Laurel manages to pull off her masquerade for a night without being discovered. Trouble mounts as Laurelís former business partner Frank (Creator/TimDaly) (Daly) becomes fixated on ruining her success. Meanwhile dozens of high-profile people want a piece of Cutty, including a [[IntrepidReporter nosy gossip columnist]] and a stock broker who has a reputation for [[ReallyGetsAround sleeping her way to the top]]. As everything spirals out of control, Laurel must figure out how to get rid of Cutty and stand on her own two feet.
15th Jan '17 4:49:11 PM Mdumas43073
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[[WhoopiGoldberg Laurel Ayers]] is a businesswoman trying to pave a way for herself on Wall Street, a society dominated by [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney wealthy]] white men. Tired of receiving no credit for her work, Laurel quits her job and attempts to develop her own company. Unfortunately none of Laurelís potential clients take her seriously. Desperate to have her ideas heard, Laurel invents an elusive business partner named Robert Cutty. By pretending all of her own ideas are actually that of Mr. Cutty, Laurel creates a successful investment firm and creates a celebrity out of the mysterious businessman.

Laurelís plan hits a snag when it becomes necessary for the fictional Mr. Cutty to make a physical appearance. With the help of her secretary Sally Dugan, [[SweetPollyOliver Laurel disguises herself in prosthetics]] [[WhiteLikeMe as the elderly white businessman]]. Despite a series of mishaps, Laurel manages to pull off her masquerade for a night without being discovered. Trouble mounts as Laurelís former business partner Frank becomes fixated on ruining her success. Meanwhile dozens of high-profile people want a piece of Cutty including a [[IntrepidReporter nosy gossip columnist]] and a stock broker who has a reputation for [[ReallyGetsAround sleeping her way to the top]]. As everything spirals out of control, Laurel must figure out how to get rid of Cutty and stand on her own two feet.

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[[WhoopiGoldberg ''The Associates'' is a 1996 comedy film directed by Donald Petrie and starring Creator/WhoopiGoldberg.

Laurel Ayers]] Ayers (Goldberg) is a businesswoman trying to pave a way for herself on Wall Street, a society dominated by [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney wealthy]] white men. Tired of receiving no credit for her work, Laurel quits her job and attempts to develop her own company. Unfortunately none of Laurelís potential clients take her seriously. Desperate to have her ideas heard, Laurel invents an elusive business partner named Robert Cutty. By pretending all of her own ideas are actually that of Mr. Cutty, Laurel creates a successful investment firm and creates a celebrity out of the mysterious businessman.

Laurelís plan hits a snag when it becomes necessary for the fictional Mr. Cutty to make a physical appearance. With the help of her secretary Sally Dugan, Dugan (Dianne Wiest), [[SweetPollyOliver Laurel disguises herself in prosthetics]] [[WhiteLikeMe as the elderly white businessman]]. Despite a series of mishaps, Laurel manages to pull off her masquerade for a night without being discovered. Trouble mounts as Laurelís former business partner Frank (Creator/TimDaly) becomes fixated on ruining her success. Meanwhile dozens of high-profile people want a piece of Cutty Cutty, including a [[IntrepidReporter nosy gossip columnist]] and a stock broker who has a reputation for [[ReallyGetsAround sleeping her way to the top]]. As everything spirals out of control, Laurel must figure out how to get rid of Cutty and stand on her own two feet.
24th Sep '16 6:03:34 PM nombretomado
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* TheCameo: Golf player Johnny Miller and DonaldTrump.

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* TheCameo: Golf player Johnny Miller and DonaldTrump.Creator/DonaldTrump.
24th Sep '15 5:49:59 PM Fireblood
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* TheBabyTrap: Camille attempts one on Laurel when she's disguised as a man.
24th Sep '15 5:48:29 PM Fireblood
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* MeaningfulBirthDate: Laurel invokes this when creating Cutty, writing his birth date as being around the Crash of 1929.
24th Sep '15 5:45:10 PM Fireblood
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* AmbitionIsEvil: Averted. If it werenít for Laurelís ambition to implement her own ideas, Syntonex would have gone bankrupt.
* ArentYouGoingToRavishMe: Camilleís reaction to Cuttyís disinterest in her.
* BlackBraAndPanties: Camille wears it well.

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* AmbitionIsEvil: Averted.{{Averted}}. If it werenít for Laurelís ambition to implement her own ideas, Syntonex would have gone bankrupt.
* ArentYouGoingToRavishMe: Camilleís reaction to Cuttyís disinterest in her. \n* BlackBraAndPanties: Camille wears it well.



* CorruptCorporateExecutive / ThereAreNoGoodExecutives: Played straight. Even [[spoiler: Fallon]] whom Laurel trusted with most of her business ended up selling her out in favor of doing business with Cutty only.

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive / ThereAreNoGoodExecutives: Played straight. {{Played straight}}. Even [[spoiler: Fallon]] Fallon]], whom Laurel trusted with most of her business business, ended up selling her out in favor of doing business with Cutty only.



* HystericalWoman: Inverted. Laurel uses this trope to her advantage. During a board meeting, everyone refuses to go over an important business plan because Cutty couldn't make it. Laurel has a phony breakdown and the men agree to read the proposal immediately.

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* HystericalWoman: Inverted.{{Inverted}}. Laurel uses this trope to her advantage. During a board meeting, everyone refuses to go over an important business plan because Cutty couldn't make it. Laurel has a phony breakdown and the men agree to read the proposal immediately.



** For a film about womenís struggle in the workplace, there are a surprising number of them. Most notably, Camille has a chat with Laurel while trying on [[BlackBraAndPanties lingerie]]. She wears the same getup while trying to seduce Cutty and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Laurel almost gives herself away when she notices]].
** Frankís girlfriend slinks around in holiday themed lingerie in one scene.

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** For a film about womenís struggle in the workplace, there are a surprising number of them. Most notably, Camille has a chat with Laurel while trying on [[BlackBraAndPanties lingerie]]. lingerie. She wears the same getup a black bra and panties while trying to seduce Cutty Cutty, and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Laurel almost gives herself away when she notices]].
** Frankís girlfriend slinks around in holiday themed holiday-themed lingerie in one scene.



* StockUnderwear: Camille wears a black bra and panties quite well.



* TechnologyMarchesOn:
** Laurel is incredibly impressed when Sally categorizes all her files in the computer. The most glaring example is Sally and Laurel watching the news on Sallyís brand new portable television (complete with a foot long antenna).
** Aseopís groundbreaking new software looks pretty primitive to modern eyes.
7th Sep '15 1:04:01 PM nombretomado
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* NewYorkCity: The setting for the film. Most of it has to do with Wall Street and other business districts.
14th May '14 3:35:32 AM redandready45
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* MeaningfulBirthDate: Laurel invokes this when creating Cutty, writing his birth date as being around the Crash of 1929.
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