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Empire Falls (2005)

TV Movie  |  TV-14  |   |  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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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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Trivia

Matthew McConaughey was asked to play the young version of Paul Newman's character. He turned it down. 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

Miles Roby: I think Father Tom is making off with the cash box again.
Father Mark: Yeah, I know. Don't worry, Ms. Koss will fetch him.
Ms. Koss: Come back here, you old bat! Father Tom! Father Tom! Bring that back!
Father Mark: Who says God has no sense of humor?
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Connections

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

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Long Train Runnin'
Written by Tom Johnston
Performed by The Doobie Brothers
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
by arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Good Representation of Small Town Maine
29 May 2005 | by (Skowhegan, ME) – See all my reviews

I live about 150 yards from the "Empire Grill" depicted in this movie. I think Richard Russo did a great job of painting the lifestyles and economic status of central Maine. It seems like there is a business going under every week up here.

Paul Newman and Ed Harris are spectacular in the movie (as with everything else they do). Being a "Mainah" and having to listen to some of the fake accents as Hollywood thinks we talk up here is kind of annoying. Helen Hunt does a terrible accent - sound more like she's from Brooklyn instead of central Maine.

Great picture. I guess it was worth the interruptions they caused in our small town a couple of summers ago!


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