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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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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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20 October 1995 (USA)  »

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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

A DVD version released in 2003 entitled "Empire Records Remix, the Fan Edition" featured a new edit of the film with scenes never seen before, along with new deleted scenes, special features, and more. See more »

Goofs

AJ removes his shirt during the close-up in-store dancing scene. The long shot shows it back on, and then another close shot shows it off. See more »

Quotes

A.J.: Hey Joe, I wanna tell Corey how I feel about her, and I thought you'd be the perfect guy for the job...
Joe: Oh, yeah. My wife left me for a woman and my girlfriend forced me to leave on gunpoint. Does this qualify me?
A.J.: Yeah, absolutely.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Til I Hear It From You
Performed by The Gin Blossoms (as Gin Blossoms)
Written by Jesse Valenzuela, Robin Wilson & Marshall Crenshaw
Courtesy of A&M Records Inc.
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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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