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Empire Records (1995)

 -  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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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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Taglines:

Damn the Man! Save the Empire! 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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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 Rex is signing autographs one of the women says she has seen every episode of his show "The Family Life." When every other character throughout the movie refers to the show as "The Family Way" See more »

Quotes

A.J.: ...you know, I got to tell her that I, uh, well, you know, that I uh...
Joe: love her.
A.J.: Yeah, now how do I do that?
Joe: You say I love you. What do you want, written instructions?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in School of Rock (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Ready, Steady, Go
Performed by The Meices
Written by Billy Idol & Tony James
Courtesy of London Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Special Markets
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15 August 2003 | by (Nottingham, England) – See all my reviews

what are you talking about, this film is great. the characters ARE just slacker idiots, thats the point, it means more people can possibly identify with them. the soundtrack is amazing too and the use of it is done best in this film since possibly pulp fiction, the music in most film is just used as background noise, in this film it is part of it and is used to emphasise the story. thisis th ebest film ive seen in ages and i watch alot of movies.


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