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Ron Peck (writer)
Mark Ayres (writer)
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Release Date:
April 1988 (USA) See more »
The Smell of Money... The Taste of Power... The Heat of the Night
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  (in credits order)
Cathryn Harrison ... Marion
Jason Hoganson ... Pete

Glen Murphy ... Vincenzo

Jamie Foreman ... Danny
Emily Bolton ... Susan
Ian Sears ... Paul

Martin Landau ... Chuck

Lorcan Cranitch ... Richard

Ray McAnally ... Frank
Lee Drysdale ... Rent-boy
Jenny Bolt ... Tricia
Jimmy Flint ... Billy
John Levitt ... Harry

Ian McCurrach ... 'Metropolis' editor
Elizabeth Hickling ... Cheryl
Alan Talbot ... Billy Senior
Stuart Turton ... Roy

Jay Simpson ... Jeff

Roger Ashton-Griffiths ... Punter in cafe
David Lyon ... Mr. Cavendish
Tristram Wymark ... Tom
Tim Brierley ... Wellington Home-Ryder
Eric Gold ... Man
Perry Fenwick ... Darren
Ron Berry ... Trainer
Josephine Melville ... Secretary
Debbie Killingback ... Gaynor
David Rhule ... Ken

Sadie Frost ... Tracy
Gary Webster ... Paul's man
Clare McIntyre ... Businesswoman
Steve Ausden ... Bouncer
Stanford Calaman ... Hollywood barman
James Simmons ... Businessman

Michael Müller ... Businessman

Ronan Vibert ... Businessman
Melita Clarke ... Receptionist
Doreen Taylor ... Cloak lady
Harry Walker ... George the Book
Terence Plummer ... Big Red
David Forman ... Stevie Kwon
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Derek Lyons ... Julian Trustcard
Jason Buckham ... Clubber (uncredited)
Matthew Buckham ... Clubber (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ... Man in Club (uncredited)

Eddie Marsan ... Clubber (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ron Peck 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mark Ayres  writer
Ron Peck  writer

Produced by
Mark Ayres .... executive producer
Norma Heyman .... producer
Glen Murphy .... associate producer
Original Music by
Stephen W. Parsons  (as Steve Parsons)
Cinematography by
Tony Imi 
Film Editing by
Chris Kelly 
Casting by
Sheila Trezise 
Production Design by
Adrian Smith 
Art Direction by
Simon Basketter 
Val Wolstenholme  (as Val Wolstenholm)
Costume Design by
William Pierce 
Makeup Department
Anne Spiers .... makeup designer (as Annie Spiers)
Sound Department
Ken Weston .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Allwork .... aerial photographer
Tony White .... camera operator

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104 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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The now much more well-known Eddie Marsan can been clearly seen on the nightclub's dance floor.See more »


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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
A NIGHT ON THE EDGE, 15 February 2002
Author: ( from devon, england

Empire State is an amazing film,as the trailer saya it's a 'night on the edge' certainly is.The film is set in London's Docklands and is one of the best 1980's club movies around.It's a real shame the film didn't get a big release...We follow the lives of very different characters arond one night at the 'Empire State' club.Don't be put off by the fact that the film has a (sort of)gay theme,there's nothing too kinky.I think that it is best watched in summer,because the settings are just right,the stylish direction is great and the songs are perfect.Watch this movie and see what you've missed in the way of a great crime/drama/thriller film...

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