A decaying New England town is the backdrop for its unique citizens, led by unassuming restaurant manager Miles Roby.
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2005  
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)
David Altshuler ...
 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)  »

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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

During the wedding scene, Horace goes from having his left hand in his lap to holding a cup between shots. See more »

Quotes

Father Mark: [about Max] He'd steal from God?
Miles Roby: Yeah, he's pretty fearless as far as God's concerned. I don't know whether he's an atheist or he just thinks he'll be able to bullshit God like he does everybody else.
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Connections

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

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Something About What Happens When We Talk
Written & Performed by Lucinda Williams
Courtesy of Chameleon Records and Elektra Entertainment Group
by arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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The Stories from a Small Town
2 August 2007 | by (Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

"Empire Falls" (2005) is a screen adaptation of Richard Russo Pulitzer prize winning novel of the same title. It is a multi character drama that takes place in a small town Empire Falls, Maine. In its center if Miles Roby (Ed Harris) who manages the local restaurant, "Empire Grill" that belongs to a wealthy and powerful widow Mrs. Whiting. The film concerns Miles's re-evaluating his life and searching for answers to the difficult questions. In his search, he looks back at his childhood, his relationship with his mother and the connection between her life and Whitings family. Miles also has to deal with the problems of those close to him: his father Max (Paul Newman stole the show with his performance as a prodigal father), his teenage daughter Tick, his ex-wife Janine, and many more. Based on the first-rate writing, the film is masterfully shot and extremely well acted story of a small and forgotten town with no future.


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