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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 »

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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20 October 1995 (USA)  »

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Empire  »

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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 Corey is on the roof talking to AJ after the Rex Manning incident, her hair is in her shirt. Then the camera angle switches and it is out of her shirt. Then the camera angle switches again and it is back IN her shirt. See more »

Quotes

Eddie: They're my special recipe... and you know what that means... Lots of sugar.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Dazed and Confused (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Circle of Friends
Performed by Better Than Ezra
Written by Kevin Griffin
Courtesy of Swell Records
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Empire Records
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This movie follows the stories of many people who work at Empire Records, a music store on the brink of closing. All the characters are memorable, even the boy who steals a CD and is caught and hit by the door of a car. The drama, comedy, and music work well together all around.

Liv Tyler really impressed me in her role. She was very convincing as an intelligent young lady on her way to Harvard. All the actors were great in their roles and I can't imagine anyone else taking their places. And the soundtrack is AWESOME!!!!! :) All-in-all a cute film that you can watch again and again.


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