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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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Cast

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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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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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Box Office

Gross USA:

$303,841
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Lucas uncovers the plans for "Music Town" he says "in the immortal words of The Doors, "the time to hesitate is through'", a line from their song "Light My Fire". 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

Joe: Gina, you'd better go home.
Gina: Am I fired?
Joe: Have I fired anyone today? No. Why would I start with you?
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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 Breakfast Club (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

A Girl Like You
Performed by Edwyn Collins
Written by Edwyn Collins
Courtesy of Bar / None Records & Setanta Records
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Happy Days
3 May 2001 | by 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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