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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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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

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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

Maxwell Caulfield's character, Rex Manning, was on a TV show titled "The Family Way" in his earlier career. This is the same title of a film in which his current sister-in-law, Hayley Mills, had a starring role. See more »

Goofs

When Lucas is gambling in the Atlantic City Casino he is betting cash. Cash does not play in Atlantic City, only chips are allowed for table games. See more »

Quotes

A.J.: Hi, what're you doing up here?
[Corey pushes A.J so he falls]
Corey: You listen to me! You're so special and you're so talented and you have everything it takes! You have MORE than everything it takes and you're REALLY stupid because you don't know that. And I know you don't love me anymore, and I know that I blew it but at least I know that, and if you don't go to art school and if you don't understand how special you are then you know nothing!
A.J.: Corey, I...
Corey: And I did love you, and I still... only I ...
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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 500 Days of Summer (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Counting Blue Cars
Performed by Dishwalla
Written by J.R. Richards, Rodney Browning, George Pendergast, Scot Alexander & Greg Kolanek
Courtesy of A&M Records Inc.
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Perfect...Well, not quite Perfect
11 August 2001 | by (Kentucky) – See all my reviews

For me, Empire Records is a very conflicting movie. On the one hand, it's hysterically funny. On the other hand, it attempts to make great revelations about America's youth. Somehow, though, it all works! Sure, there are some "sappy" predictable parts that you're not sure whether to laugh or cry at, but the timing of these scenes is fantastic. One thing that really struck me about this film is the amazing use of music. Certain songs can be heard repeatedly throughout the movie which really help to distinguish parallel story lines. All in all, I think it's great.


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