In the movie Blade Runner (1982) I came across the notion of something called Prosser & Ankovich.

Here's some context:

Eldon Tyrell: 66,000 Prosser & Ankovich. Hmm. Trade. Trade at--

Computer: Blue entry. A Mr. J.F. Sebastian. 16417.

Eldon Tyrell: At this hour? What can I do for you, Sebastian?

Does this name Prosser and Ankovich have any meaning or these are just random words used to describe some sort of a financial operation on the market?

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    From context, Prosser and Ankovich is the name of a firm trading on the stock market. What the firm does is irrelevant. Tyrell is a rich guy managing his stock portfolio.
    – matt_black
    Aug 14 at 10:58
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    @matt_black - That's certainly one (very likely) possibility. As OP has said though, it could also be a financial instrument. If I told you I had "a Pullman & Bowie at 400 basis points" you'd be forgiven for not knowing that this is in fact a kind of bond named after its creators.
    – Valorum
    Aug 14 at 11:33
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    @valorum I think we agree, when I said stock market I didn't mean to exclude other types of financial instrument.
    – matt_black
    Aug 14 at 12:52
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    The blue entry thing is about the key cards around Sebastian's neck. It challenges him for a blue card on the way up and Batty for a red card on the way down
    – Valorum
    Aug 15 at 10:01
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    @JConstantine - You can see the scene in the linked script. Batty got the cards from Sebastian('s corpse).
    – Valorum
    Aug 15 at 14:30

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The 1981 version of the script contains a little more dialogue that doesn't seem to have made it to the final cut.

[Tyrell is lying in a huge bed muttering into a computer device.]

TYRELL: Note to pantry milk still too hot.
300,000 of Tsin Tsin Vinyl;...sell.
Sixty six thousand Prosser and Ankopitch trade at...

The implication (especially the sell order) is that these are stocks of various companies that Tyrell is trading because that's what wealthy people do to show how wealthy they are in films. Note that 'Tsin Tsin Vinyl' isn't a real company and nor, it would appear, is 'Prosser and Ankopitch'

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