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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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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

Tick Roby: [to Miles] This is John Voss. Uncle David said we needed a new busboy.
David Roby: [to Miles] Take a look at Brian. He looks like a walking appetite suppressant!
Brian: [stumbles into back kitchen area] Hey, Miles!
Miles Roby: Brian, come here for a minute.
[looks at Brian's infected face]
Miles Roby: You gotta go home!
Brian: What do you mean? I can't help it! Something bit me. I can still work.
Miles Roby: Yeah, but people got to eat here.
[takes Brian's busboy bin]
Miles Roby: Go home!
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Featured in The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes
Written by Slim Willet
Performed by Perry Como
Courtesy of RCA Records
with permission by Sony BMG Music Licensing
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An absolute work of art "Empire Falls"
30 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Empire Falls was a refreshing film that dealt with many modern day issues with such depth & sincerity that truly moved me. I felt many emotions as I watched with great intensity, was on the edge of my seat waiting for part 2. Is so rare today to see a movie that is based on genuine story lines that project the realities of past and present day occurrences that so many people are able to relate to. A cast superb, Ed Harris was brilliant, as was Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Helen Hunt, Estelle Parsons, everyone was outstanding, from the seasoned actors right down to the very young, newcomers. The writing so fine tuned, so precise. Such a touch of today's reality done with such style, dignity & grace, kudos to all involved. The storyline was excellent, the plot simply spellbinding. The cast and crew was superb in every way, I felt so moved. Would love to see a sequel in the making.


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