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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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

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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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ESP 99,050 (Spain)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When angrily leaving Rex Manning's parting words are "Why don't you all just fade away?" which are lyrics from the song "My Generation" by The Who. See more »

Goofs

When Mark is putting the table together, the poster is put in upside down; yet it is up the right way when Rex first walks out to greet his fans. 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 School of Rock (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

SugarHigh
Performed by Coyote Shivers
Written by Coyote Shivers
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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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