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Empire Records (1995)

PG-13 | | 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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Warren (as Brendan Sexton)
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Gary Bolen ...
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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 »

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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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Gross USA:

$303,841
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When filming the scene where Warren is running away from the store, his stunt double (Christopher Lee Bennett) ran into the car door so hard that he actually cracked a rib. 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

A.J.: Joe, I need to ask your advice. Now I know you know a lot about love and women and all that sort of thing...
Joe: Oh yeah, my wife left me for another woman and my girlfriend forced me to leave at gunpoint. Does this qualify me?
A.J.: Oh yeah, definitely.
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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 Eagle Eye (2008) See more »

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Performed by Sponge
Written by Mike Cross, Tim Cross, Joe Mazzola, Jim Paluzzi & Vinnie Dombroski (as Vinnie)
Courtesy of The Work Group
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Great movie!
22 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

I had heard a lot about this movie, that it was one of those really great but under-appreciated 90's movies, so I decided to watch it. It is now one of my favorite movies and I'm really glad that I saw it. Every actor does a great job - they make you feel like you've known them forever and you really go through the troubles that they are going through. I especially liked Ethan Embry as Mark and Johnny Whitworth as A.J. I was really surprised with how well Liv Tyler acted the part. The characters themselves are really relate able, and made me want to work at that store so badly. Also, it had one of the best soundtracks I have ever heard. I loved how they incorporated the music into each scene - it was part of what was going on, not just background noise. Overall, this was a really great movie - ***** out of 5.


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