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Empire Records (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 20 October 1995 (USA)
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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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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Damn the Man! Save the Empire! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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

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$303,841 (USA)
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The movie was written by a former employee of Tower Records store #166 (Christown Mall) in Phoenix, Arizona. When the film was released and for a long time afterward, a number of her former coworkers still working cited anecdotes and other elements of the film that related to the store. This store closed in early 2005, ten years after the film's release. See more »

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Lucas rides a motorcycle in Atlantic City, NJ where there is a mandatory helmet law, yet Lucas rides without one. See more »

Quotes

A.J.: Lucas, do you think it's possible for a person to be in love with someone else and not even know it?
Lucas: In this life there are nothing but possibilities.
A.J.: Well, that's good, because I have to tell Corey I love her by 1:37.
Lucas: That's an excellent time.
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Mark & Eddie sitting on the curb in front of the store talking about bands. See more »

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Referenced in (500) Days of Summer (2009) See more »

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Performed by The Martinis
Written by Linda Mallari-Santiago & Joey Santiago
Courtesy of Regency
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Great movie, a sign of it's time
7 July 2003 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

I love this movie very much. I don't own a lot of movies but this is one that I do. Like any film, it has it's problems but in general it is great. The film was well casted, each actor fit and made the best of his or her role. Maxwell Caulfield played Rex Manning, the character you love to hate. Anthony LaPaglia played Joe who was one of the best managers that you could work for. The actor's attitude toward his role was very well displayed. Rory Cochrane played Lucas, who is my favorite character in this movie. Then there is Johnny Whitworth, now everybody sort of disinclueds him or doesn't like him but I think that he did a good job as AJ, I could not see anyone else there, maybe someone could have done a better job but he did well. The rest of the cast was fantastic. The plot of the film was a little non existent, it's more like a series of events that just go one after the other with no really flow. Anyways, take the movie for what it is: teenagers working at a record store, dealing with life issues with good music playing in the background. This is a great film.


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