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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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Warren (as Brendan Sexton)
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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

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They're selling music but not selling out. 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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20 October 1995 (USA)  »

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$303,841 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The poster of the lady with a croquet mallet that's hanging behind the register of the shop is from the album cover of "Nursery Cryme" from the band Genesis. See more »

Goofs

When Eddie is explaining to Mark that his CD has been torched he takes off his goggles, and in the next shot he is seen taking them off from again See more »

Quotes

Berko: [Warren is being taken to jail] Don't drop the soap, Warren.
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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 School of Rock (2003) See more »

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Surround You
Performed by Billy White Trio
Written by Billy White
Courtesy of DOS/Antone Records
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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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