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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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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

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Damn the Man! Save the Empire! See more »

Genres:

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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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

Warren, played by Brendan Sexton III, was supposed to have a sister, but like Tobey Maguire, her scenes and ultimately her character was deleted from the final cut of the film. See more »

Goofs

At the end A.J. sells his "Alice in Chains" painting, and then moments later it is seen still behind him. See more »

Quotes

[Wearing nothing but a MusicTown apron]
Gina: Welcome to MusicTown, may I service you?
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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

This is the Day
Performed by The The
Written by Matt Johnson (as Matthew Johnson)
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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