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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 overview, first billed only:
Gina (as Renee Zellweger)
Mark (as Ethan Randall)
Warren (as Brendan Sexton)
Gary Bolen ...
Kimber Sissons ...
Woman at Craps Table (as Kimber Monroe)


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


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


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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Release Date:

20 October 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Empire  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


ESP 99,050 (Spain)

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Technical Specs


| (special extended edition)

Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The ballet dancer that Mark tries to kiss during Dire Straits' "Romeo and Juliet" is the daughter of Maxwell Caulfield (Rex Manning). See more »


Deb's nose ring changes sides. See more »


A.J.: Lucas, do you think it's possible for a person to be in love with someone else and not even know it?
Lucas: In this life there are nothing but possibilities.
A.J.: Well, that's good, because I have to tell Corey I love her by 1:37.
Lucas: That's an excellent time.
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Crazy Credits

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


References The $64,000 Question (1955) See more »


Hey Joe
Performed by The Dirt Clods
Written by Billy Roberts
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User Reviews

15 August 2003 | by (Nottingham, England) – See all my reviews

what are you talking about, this film is great. the characters ARE just slacker idiots, thats the point, it means more people can possibly identify with them. the soundtrack is amazing too and the use of it is done best in this film since possibly pulp fiction, the music in most film is just used as background noise, in this film it is part of it and is used to emphasise the story. thisis th ebest film ive seen in ages and i watch alot of movies.

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