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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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Cast

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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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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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$303,841 (USA)
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Trivia

In this film, the love interest of a character played by Liv Tyler is named AJ. In Armageddon (1998), Liv Tyler's character's love interest is also named AJ. 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

Gina: Isn't it customary to leave the scene after committing the crime?
Debra: Definitely an amateur.
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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 Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

L.A. Girl
Performed by Adolescents
Written by Tony Cadena (as Tony Brandenburg) & Frank Agnew
Courtesy of Frontier Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Happy Days
3 May 2001 | by (Dumfries and Galloway UK) – See all my reviews

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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