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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

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

20 October 1995 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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ESP 99,050 (Spain)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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

[Answering the phone]
Mark: Empire Records, open 'til midnight, this is Mark.
[pause]
Mark: Midnight.
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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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Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Plowed
Performed by Sponge
Written by Mike Cross, Tim Cross, Joe Mazzola, Jim Paluzzi & Vinnie Dombroski (as Vinnie)
Courtesy of The Work Group
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Happy Days
3 May 2001 | by (Dumfries and Galloway UK) – See all my reviews

This is a films that you can easily watch over and over again and not get sick of. If you are a teenager and havent seen this.. where have you been. Go rent this baby today. This film reminds me of my days working in a certian franchise doing little as possible and slacking off at any time possible. AHHH those where the days..... The acting overall is quite good and along with the pumping soundtrack makes this a joy to watch. GO GET THIS NOW!!!


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