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Empire Records (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 20 October 1995 (USA)
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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They're selling music but not selling out. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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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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$303,841 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The poster of the lady with a croquet mallet that's hanging behind the register of the shop is from the album cover of "Nursery Cryme" from the band Genesis. See more »

Goofs

Lucas rides a motorcycle in Atlantic City, NJ where there is a mandatory helmet law, yet Lucas rides without one. See more »

Quotes

Mark: We mustn't dwell... no, not today. We CAN'T. Not on Rex Manning day.
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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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References The Breakfast Club (1985) See more »

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Snakeface
Performed by Throwing Muses
Written by Kristin Hersh
Courtesy of Reprise Records / 4AD Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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One of my modern favorites. Wait... THE favorite.
1 March 2004 | by (Somewhere in Michigan) – See all my reviews

This movie is awesome. The best thing is the music. Excellent. It's the greatest collection of songs put into a movie. Even better than Pulp Fiction. There should be a BEST COMPILATION Oscar given to a music supervisor. That's hard but in this kick-ass movie, it seems so effortless. The acting is also top-notch. Renee Zellweger, Liv Tyler, Anthony LaPaglia, Robin Tunney, Johnny Whitworth, Max Caulfield, Debi Mazur, and Rory Cochrane, one of the coolest people alive. The script is really good. Directing, also good. Everything was pretty invisible, and I absolutely mean that in a positive way. Just like in the old days, when it was invisible, they put you in the movie. I felt like I was with these characters the whole way. The new "Remix! Special Fan Edition" is probably better. I can't decide. They're both superb.

10/10


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