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Empire (2002)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  6 December 2002 (USA)
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A successful South Bronx drug dealer turns his back on his roots and gives money to a Wall Street broker to invest for him.

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Iris
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Carmen
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Chedda (as Treach)
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Tito Severe (as Fat Joe 'Joseph Cartagena')
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Hector
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Jose
Omar Pastran ...
Jason
Rob B. Campbell ...
Det. O'Brien
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Storyline

Victor, is trying to escape his life as a drug dealer in the South Bronx. Enter Jack, a Wall Street investment banker with a business proposal that has Victor's name (and money) written all over it. Written by Anonymous

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Two worlds collide.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, drug content and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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6 December 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Birodalom  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$31,948 (South Africa) (25 July 2003)

Gross:

$31,948 (South Africa) (25 July 2003)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in 22 days. See more »

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When Fat Joe's son is playing with Playstation, he pauses the game. You can see in the background that the game he's "playing" is a recording on a VCR tape, shown from the tell-tale VCR pause picture static. See more »

Quotes

Jack: What do you do?
Victor Rosa: [Admiring Jack's luxurious apartment] Obviously whatever it is I do, I'm not doing enough of it, that's for damn sure!
Jack: Yeah?
Victor Rosa: But basically I'm self-employed.
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Connections

References The Godfather (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Flip Your Mind
Written by A. Calleja, K. Carelli and T. Laino
Performed by Karmadelics
Courtesy of Jellybean Recordings, Inc.
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Violent and exciting movie about drug dealers
6 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

The picture talks upon a dealer (John Leguizamo) with a lot of success on south Bronx who loved for his girlfriend (Dalilah Cotto) develops an economic relation with a Wall Street yuppie financier (Peter Saasgard) and his fiancée (Denise Richards).

In the motion picture , shot in 22 days , there are tension , a love story , thriller , emotion , intrigue and a little bit of violence . The movie is fast moving and is enough amusing but happens many events . The pic obtained moderated success and didn't attain the box office that the producers wanted . The suspense movie is correctly narrated but there're some storyline gaps and the twisted plot makes it a few ridiculous . The film is classified ¨R¨ for violence and some sex and isn't apt for little boys , being for + 18 years' viewers . John Leguizano's fine interpretation as a drug dealer who becomes involved dark issues , he is good but plays as Latin stereotypes . Director Franc Reyes originally wanted John Leguizamo to play Jimmy , he liked the part of Victor so much that he got the filmmaker to give him that part . Leguizamo used his star power to help bring bigger names to the project . Dalilah Cotto and Denise Richards are attractive and enjoyable and Peter Saasgard as a hotshot business manager is magnificent . Isabella Rossellini as a Colombian drug lord is miscast and the veteran Sonia Braga hands a role very secondary as the starring's mother . The musical score by also actor Ruben Blades is nice and the movie is rightly directed by Fran Reyes .


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