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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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Cast

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Jack
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Jimmy
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Iris
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Carmen
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Chedda (as Treach)
Rafael Báez ...
Jay
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, drug content and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

6 December 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Birodalom  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,281,415 (USA) (6 December 2002)

Gross:

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

To train for his part, John Leguizamo hung out with a gang of drug dealers and gangsters for a few days. They told him how to spot surveillance vans and deal drugs. See more »

Goofs

(at arouns 42 mins) There is a wide fish-eye dolly shot and in the lower right corner a grip's shadow, white sneaker, and what looks like a strap come into frame briefly. See more »

Quotes

Victor Rosa: The way we should be living. My woman deserves it, my kid deserves it, and I deserve it. Fuck everything else.
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Connections

Featured in HBO First Look: The Making of 'Empire' (2002) 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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not bad.....not bad
5 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film, I am a John Leguizamo fan and finally watched this and got what I expected, I wasn't disappointed at all. Leguizamo gives a awesome performance as drug dealer Victor Rosa, the selection of characters was superb and I found fit well. Empire is a good film, good story, and pretty good cast, I would recommend this movie for a rental, I was happy I rented it and hopefully you will be also.


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