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Empire Records (1995)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Music  |  20 October 1995 (USA)
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The employees of an independent music store learn about each other as they try anything to stop the store being absorbed by a large chain.

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Gina (as Renee Zellweger)
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Woman at Craps Table (as Kimber Monroe)
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A day in the life of the employees of Empire Records. Except this is a day where everything comes to a head for a number of them facing personal crises - can they pull through together? And more importantly, can they keep their record store independent and not swallowed up by corporate greed? Written by Anonymous

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This music is the glue of the world. It holds it all together. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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Rated PG-13 for sexual situations, language and a drug issue | See all certifications »

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20 October 1995 (USA)  »

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ESP 99,050 (Spain)
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Trivia

When Lucas uncovers the plans for "Music Town" he says "in the immortal words of The Doors, "the time to hesitate is through'". This is from their song "Light My Fire". See more »

Goofs

When Deb and A.J. are dancing to "Say No More Mon Amour", following Corey's incident with Rex, Deb takes A.J. shirt off, however it appears back on him in two shots before disappearing again. See more »

Quotes

Joe: Gina, you'd better go home.
Gina: Am I fired?
Joe: Have I fired anyone today? No. Why would I start with you?
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Crazy Credits

Mark & Eddie sitting on the curb in front of the store talking about bands. See more »

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References The Breakfast Club (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Video Killed the Radio Star
Performed by The Buggles
Written by Geoff Downes (as Geoffrey Downes), Trevor Horn (as Trevor Charles Horn) & Bruce Woolley (as Bruce Martin Wooley)
Courtesy of Island Records Ltd.
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Empire Records
27 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie follows the stories of many people who work at Empire Records, a music store on the brink of closing. All the characters are memorable, even the boy who steals a CD and is caught and hit by the door of a car. The drama, comedy, and music work well together all around.

Liv Tyler really impressed me in her role. She was very convincing as an intelligent young lady on her way to Harvard. All the actors were great in their roles and I can't imagine anyone else taking their places. And the soundtrack is AWESOME!!!!! :) All-in-all a cute film that you can watch again and again.


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