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Empire Falls (2005)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Romance  -  28 May 2005 (USA)
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A decaying New England town is the backdrop for its unique citizens, lead by unassuming restaurant manager Miles Roby.

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Miles Roby
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Charlie Mayne
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Max Roby
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Grace Roby (as Robin Wright Penn)
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David Roby
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Francine Whiting
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Bea
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Cindy Whiting
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Horace
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Zack Minty
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Tick Roby
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A drama that swoops in on Empire Falls, an economically depressed mill town in Maine, and lifetime resident Miles Roby, who's run the town's top restaurant for some twenty years. Miles is surrounded by his newly thin wife, meddling father, and hostile boss. Written by Anonymous

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Every small town has a big story

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Drama | Romance

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28 May 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A múlt fogságában  »

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Trivia

The football game in the movie was actually a scrimmage match between the local high school football teams, Skowhegan High School and Waterville High School. Most of the extras in the stands were residents of both towns. See more »

Goofs

When Miles and Tick are sitting at the restaurant bar, the camera cuts from the two of them to a close up. When it returns a Sprite can magically appears in front of Tick. See more »

Quotes

Bea: It's not that I think it's a bad idea, Miles. Like I told you, I'm game. But it's going to mean war. That woman will come after us.
Miles Roby: Fuck her. Let her come.
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Connections

Referenced in Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #12.143 (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Knock On Wood
Written by Steve Cropper & Eddie Floyd
Performed by Amii Stewart
Courtesy of Sanctuary Records Group
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Thank god I wasn't the only one who hated it
3 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm relieved the later reviews have turned sour - reading all the positive feedback, I was starting to worry that my understanding of movies (and life) was completely different than everyone else's in the world. Everything in this movie rang false to me...the characters, the dialogue, the manipulative soundtrack, the corny narration, all of it. As each scene unfolded I kept thinking, "People don't act like this." It's relentlessly heavy-handed and maudlin. In a way I think the movie bullies you into liking it, or pretending to like it, because it's Serious and about Real People and confronts Issues. But man, it really did not work for me.


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