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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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Mark (as Ethan Randall)
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Woman at Craps Table (as Kimber Monroe)
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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They're selling music but not selling out. 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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2.35 : 1
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Robin Tunney's character has a horizontal suicide-attempt scar on her wrist. In The Craft, her character has a vertical suicide-attempt scar. See more »

Goofs

When "Warren" comes into the record store to shoplift, he had nothing in his pockets since he is leaving them empty for shoplifting space. Yet in the back room after being caught he has a Game Boy. This is because of a deleted scene in which Lucas borrowed Joe's Game Boy. See more »

Quotes

Lucas: Mitchell's the man Joe.
Joe: And the man calls all the shots.
Lucas: Damn the man.
Joe: Let me explain it to you. Mitchell's the man. I'm the idiot. You're the screw-up. And we're all losers. Welcome to music town.
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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 »

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Here It Comes Again
Performed by Please
Written by Paul Casanova
Courtesy of Regency
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Perfect...Well, not quite Perfect
11 August 2001 | by (Kentucky) – See all my reviews

For me, Empire Records is a very conflicting movie. On the one hand, it's hysterically funny. On the other hand, it attempts to make great revelations about America's youth. Somehow, though, it all works! Sure, there are some "sappy" predictable parts that you're not sure whether to laugh or cry at, but the timing of these scenes is fantastic. One thing that really struck me about this film is the amazing use of music. Certain songs can be heard repeatedly throughout the movie which really help to distinguish parallel story lines. All in all, I think it's great.


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