A decaying New England town is the backdrop for its unique citizens, led by unassuming restaurant manager Miles Roby.
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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 8 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »
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 Grace Roby (2 episodes, 2005)
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 David Roby (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Francine Whiting (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Walt Comeau (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Jimmy Minty (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Bea (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Charlene (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Cindy Whiting (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Horace (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Zack Minty (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Tick Roby (2 episodes, 2005)
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 John Voss (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Father Tom (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Father Mark (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Bill Daws (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Narrator / ... (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Young Miles (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Nurse (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Inspector (2 episodes, 2005)
Doree A. Austin ...
 Mrs. Rodrigue (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Miles at 20 Years (2 episodes, 2005)
Michael Brockman ...
 Justice of the Peace (2 episodes, 2005)
William Clark ...
 Man at Bar (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Banker (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Man on Beach (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Young Policeman (2 episodes, 2005)
William Clark ...
 Man in bar (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Miles Roby (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Charlie Mayne (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Janine Roby (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Max Roby (2 episodes, 2005)
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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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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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28 May 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A múlt fogságában  »

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| (2 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Newman and Philip Seymour Hoffman also appeared in Nobody's Fool (1994), which is also based on a Richard Russo's novel. 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

David Roby: [referring to Walt] Tell me something, Bro - Why do you allow him in here?
Miles Roby: I think he just comes in here to make sure I know there's no hard feelings.
David Roby: He steals your wife, and there's no hard feelings?
Miles Roby: Some sins trail their own penance.
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Connections

Featured in 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

This Time
Written by Kostas Lazarides & Dwight Yoakam (as Dwight David Yoakam)
Performed by Dwight Yoakam
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
by arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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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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