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Empire Falls: :  -- A decaying New England town is the backdrop for its unique citizens, lead by unassuming restaurant manager Miles Roby.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Richard Russo (novel)
Richard Russo (teleplay)
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Release Date:
28 May 2005 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Every small town has a big story
Plot:
A decaying New England town is the backdrop for its unique citizens, led by unassuming restaurant manager Miles Roby. Full summary »
Awards:
Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 8 wins & 34 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The ghost of the past See more (60 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 31 of 68)

Robin Wright ... Grace Roby (2 episodes, 2005)

Aidan Quinn ... David Roby (2 episodes, 2005)

Joanne Woodward ... Francine Whiting (2 episodes, 2005)

Dennis Farina ... Walt Comeau (2 episodes, 2005)

William Fichtner ... Jimmy Minty (2 episodes, 2005)

Estelle Parsons ... Bea (2 episodes, 2005)

Theresa Russell ... Charlene (2 episodes, 2005)

Kate Burton ... Cindy Whiting (2 episodes, 2005)

Jeffrey DeMunn ... Horace (2 episodes, 2005)

Trevor Morgan ... Zack Minty (2 episodes, 2005)

Danielle Panabaker ... Tick Roby (2 episodes, 2005)

Lou Taylor Pucci ... John Voss (2 episodes, 2005)

Nesbitt Blaisdell ... Father Tom (2 episodes, 2005)

Adam LeFevre ... Father Mark (2 episodes, 2005)

Stephen Mendillo ... Bill Daws (2 episodes, 2005)

Larry Pine ... Narrator / ... (2 episodes, 2005)

Miles Chandler ... Young Miles (2 episodes, 2005)

Kortney Adams ... Nurse (2 episodes, 2005)
David Altshuler ... Inspector (2 episodes, 2005)
Doree A. Austin ... Mrs. Rodrigue (2 episodes, 2005)

Matthew Blumm ... Miles at 20 Years (2 episodes, 2005)
Michael Brockman ... Justice of the Peace (2 episodes, 2005)
William Clark ... Man at Bar (2 episodes, 2005)

Matthew Dixon ... Banker (2 episodes, 2005)

Bradley J. Van Dussen ... Man on Beach (2 episodes, 2005)

Troy Faucher ... Young Policeman (2 episodes, 2005)
William Clark ... Man in bar (2 episodes, 2005)

Ed Harris ... Miles Roby (2 episodes, 2005)

Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Charlie Mayne (2 episodes, 2005)

Helen Hunt ... Janine Roby (2 episodes, 2005)

Paul Newman ... Max Roby (2 episodes, 2005)
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Series Directed by
Fred Schepisi (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Writing credits
Richard Russo (2 episodes, 2005)

Series Produced by
Paul Newman .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2005)
Marc Platt .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2005)
Fred Schepisi .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2005)
Scott Steindorff .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2005)
William Teitler .... producer (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Original Music by
Paul Grabowsky (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Cinematography by
Ian Baker (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Film Editing by
Kate Williams (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Casting by
Cameron Bonsey (2 episodes, 2005)
Avy Kaufman (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Production Design by
Stuart Wurtzel (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Art Direction by
John Kasarda (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Maria Nay (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Costume Design by
Donna Zakowska (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Makeup Department
Marleen Alter .... additional makeup artist (2 episodes, 2005)
Colleen Callaghan .... hair department head (2 episodes, 2005)
Elizabeth Cecchini .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 2005)
Rose Chatterton .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 2005)
Gloria Grant .... key makeup artist (2 episodes, 2005)
Michael Hancock .... designer: special makeup & prosthetics (2 episodes, 2005)
Jeri La Shay .... additional makeup artist (2 episodes, 2005)
Barbara Maggi .... additional makeup artist (2 episodes, 2005)
Suzy Mazzarese-Allison .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 2005)
Brenda McNally .... assistant hair stylist (2 episodes, 2005)
Jennifer Santiago .... additional makeup artist (2 episodes, 2005)
Toy Van Lierop .... makeup department head (2 episodes, 2005)
Jeni Zaharian .... additional makeup artist (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Production Management
Sharon Mann .... unit production manager (2 episodes, 2005)
Greg Spence .... post-production supervisor: Los Angeles (2 episodes, 2005)
Sylvia Walker-Wilson .... post-production supervisor (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bobbie Blyle .... additional second assistant director (2 episodes, 2005)
Frank Capra III .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2005)
Jonathan Capra .... second second assistant director (2 episodes, 2005)
Danielle Rigby .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Art Department
Mark Bachman .... sign painter (2 episodes, 2005)
Liz Bonaventura .... charge scenic (2 episodes, 2005)
Daniel Boxer .... property master (2 episodes, 2005)
Brian Buckley .... set dresser (2 episodes, 2005)
William Rob Chalk .... on-set dresser (2 episodes, 2005)
Danica Chipman .... set dresser (2 episodes, 2005)
Janet Cleveland .... scenic artist (2 episodes, 2005)
Lorenzo Contessa .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2005)
David Costello .... scenic artist (2 episodes, 2005)
Michael Davis .... construction coordinator (2 episodes, 2005)
Maximilian De Armon .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2005)
Steve DeBoer .... location foreman (2 episodes, 2005)
Tracey A. Doyle .... assistant set decorator (2 episodes, 2005)
Beth Eisen .... scenic assistant (2 episodes, 2005)
Jennifer Engel .... key set dresser (2 episodes, 2005)
Francis L. Foley .... carpenter (2 episodes, 2005)
Rafael Fraguada .... second gang boss (2 episodes, 2005)
Julia Garrison .... scenic artist (2 episodes, 2005)
David Godfrey .... labor foreman (2 episodes, 2005)
Michael D. Harrell .... assistant property master (2 episodes, 2005)
Mary Hopkins .... scenic artist (2 episodes, 2005)
Richard Houpert .... carpenter (2 episodes, 2005)
James Hurd .... carpenter (2 episodes, 2005)
Rumiko Ishii .... graphics artist (2 episodes, 2005)
Tim Jackson .... assistant head greensman (2 episodes, 2005)
William Karp .... sign painter (2 episodes, 2005)
Nora Kasarda .... art department coordinator (2 episodes, 2005)
Joel Klaff .... draper (2 episodes, 2005)
Gerald Langlykke .... carpenter (2 episodes, 2005)
C. Kent Lanigan .... additional property assistant (2 episodes, 2005)
John Luizzo .... set dresser (2 episodes, 2005)
Eric Matheson .... scenic artist (2 episodes, 2005)
Butch McCarthy .... greensman (2 episodes, 2005)
Dudley Merritt .... scenic artist (2 episodes, 2005)
Alexander 'Sandy' Nesbitt .... general foreman (2 episodes, 2005)
Tim Payson .... picture car co-coordinator (2 episodes, 2005)
Beth Peterson .... location foreman (2 episodes, 2005)
Eugene Pope .... assistant set decorator (2 episodes, 2005)
Mario Presterone .... scenic assistant (2 episodes, 2005)
Helen Rasmussen .... buyer (2 episodes, 2005)
Amy Safhay .... head greensman (2 episodes, 2005)
Robert Schleinig .... key set dresser (2 episodes, 2005)
George Seavey .... picture car coordinator (2 episodes, 2005)
Steven Shellooe .... on-set scenic artist (2 episodes, 2005)
Tyris Smith .... carpenter (2 episodes, 2005)
Patricia Sprott .... scenic foreman (2 episodes, 2005)
David Stein .... graphics artist (2 episodes, 2005)
Jay Cail Stone .... shop foreman (2 episodes, 2005)
Tom Warren .... head greensman (2 episodes, 2005)
Kenneth Weinberg .... on-set scenic (2 episodes, 2005)
Peter Wilcox .... sign painter (2 episodes, 2005)
Paul Williamson .... leadman (2 episodes, 2005)

Franco Esile .... key set dresser / leadman: re-shoots (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Adam Blantz .... cable person (2 episodes, 2005)
David Boulton .... technical engineer: ADR, NY (2 episodes, 2005)
Peter Burgess .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2005)
Steve Burgess .... foley (2 episodes, 2005)
Matt Dubin .... adr recordist: LA (2 episodes, 2005)
Brian Gallagher .... adr recordist: NY (2 episodes, 2005)
Tom Hartig .... boom operator (2 episodes, 2005)
James Harvey .... dialogue editor (2 episodes, 2005)
Frank Lipson .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2005)
Jason Mannell .... foley (2 episodes, 2005)
Andrea M. Metty .... adr facility coordinator: LA (2 episodes, 2005)
Michael A. Morongell .... technical engineer: ADR, LA (2 episodes, 2005)
Andy Morrissey .... assistant sound editor (2 episodes, 2005)
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist: LA (2 episodes, 2005)
Glenn Newnham .... supervising sound editor (2 episodes, 2005)
John Penders .... dialogue editor (2 episodes, 2005)
Paul Pirola .... re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2005)
Roger Savage .... re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2005)
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer: LA (2 episodes, 2005)
Mark Ulano .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 2005)
Mario Vaccaro .... foley (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Special Effects by
Robert Hawkins Jr. .... special effects technician (2 episodes, 2005)
Michael Lord .... special effects technician (2 episodes, 2005)
David H. Watkins .... special effects coordinator (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Leo Baker .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2005)
Tony Clark .... visual effects supervisor (2 episodes, 2005)
Ian Cope .... visual effects coordinator: Rising Sun Pictures (2 episodes, 2005)
Travis Dutch .... scanning and recording (2 episodes, 2005)
Luke Emrose .... compositor (2 episodes, 2005)
Alex Fry .... lead compositor (2 episodes, 2005)
Sara Henschke .... visual effects producer: Rising Sun Pictures (2 episodes, 2005)
Bryan Jones .... compositor: Rising Sun Pictures (2 episodes, 2005)
Jason Madigan .... visual effects lead artist (2 episodes, 2005)
Adam Paschke .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2005)
Paul Raeburn .... compositor (2 episodes, 2005)
Ben Roberts .... digital compositor: Rising Sun Pictures (2 episodes, 2005)
James Whitlam .... visual effects executive producer: Rising Sun Pictures (2 episodes, 2005)
Richard Yuricich .... visual effects supervisor (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Stunts
John Cenatiempo .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 2005)
Bob Colletti .... stunt driver (2 episodes, 2005)
Geoffrey Dowell .... stunt safety (2 episodes, 2005)
Preston Knauf .... stunts (2 episodes, 2005)
Corrie Roberts .... stunts (2 episodes, 2005)
Jimmy Romano .... stunts (2 episodes, 2005)
John Rottger .... stunts (2 episodes, 2005)
Erik Solky .... stunts (2 episodes, 2005)
P.J. Wagner .... stunts (2 episodes, 2005)
Dick Ziker .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Rick 'Cowboy' Ayotte .... dolly grip: "b" camera (2 episodes, 2005)
Woody Bell .... rigging grip best boy (2 episodes, 2005)
Jan Burgess .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2005)
Mike Cahoon .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2005)
Dave Cambria .... electrician (2 episodes, 2005)
John Capron .... electrician (2 episodes, 2005)
Rick Cardillo .... electrician (2 episodes, 2005)
Robert Clark .... electrician (2 episodes, 2005)
Michael J. Delaney .... gaffer (2 episodes, 2005)
Richard Dionne .... grip (2 episodes, 2005)
Jennifer Evans .... grip (2 episodes, 2005)
William L. Flanagan .... grip (2 episodes, 2005)
Tommy Garcia .... best boy grip (2 episodes, 2005)
Sean T. Hannan .... grip (2 episodes, 2005)
Jeff 'Moose' Howery .... dolly grip (2 episodes, 2005)
Bobby Huber .... key grip (2 episodes, 2005)
Alan Jacoby .... additional second assistant camera (2 episodes, 2005)
Jessica Jennings .... electrician (2 episodes, 2005)
Tom Keenan .... electrician (2 episodes, 2005)
Scott Koenigsberg .... camera loader: additional photography (2 episodes, 2005)
Eric Komar .... grip (2 episodes, 2005)
Thomas Landi .... best boy electric (2 episodes, 2005)
Brett Lood .... grip (2 episodes, 2005)
John R. Loyd .... camera operator: "b" camera (2 episodes, 2005)
Roger Marbury .... steadicam operator (2 episodes, 2005)
Brent D. Mason .... video assist operator: second unit (2 episodes, 2005)
Robert McGavin .... rigging gaffer (2 episodes, 2005)
Tim Metivier .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (2 episodes, 2005)
James R. Mitchell .... rigging best boy electric (2 episodes, 2005)
John Murphy .... key rigging grip (2 episodes, 2005)
Ken Nishino .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (2 episodes, 2005)
Anthony Norton .... electrician (2 episodes, 2005)
Wayne Paull .... camera operator: "b" camera (2 episodes, 2005)
Aaron Pazanti .... steadicam operator (2 episodes, 2005)
Michael Peterson .... electrician (2 episodes, 2005)
Brian A. Pitts .... electrician (2 episodes, 2005)
David Presley .... video assist (2 episodes, 2005)
Michael E. Reynolds .... generator operator (2 episodes, 2005)
Daryl Richardson .... grip (2 episodes, 2005)
Dave Rudolph .... best boy grip (2 episodes, 2005)
Craig Striano .... crane operator: Super Technocrane (2 episodes, 2005)
Darrell Temple .... dolly grip (2 episodes, 2005)
Demmie Todd .... still photographer (2 episodes, 2005)
Dale White .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (2 episodes, 2005)
Greg Wimer .... first assistant camera (2 episodes, 2005)

Paul Goroff .... super technocrane operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Cody Beke .... casting assistant (2 episodes, 2005)
Debra Lord Cooke .... extras casting (2 episodes, 2005)
Jessica Daniels .... casting associate (2 episodes, 2005)
Elizabeth Greenberg .... casting associate (2 episodes, 2005)
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amy Andrews .... costume supervisor (2 episodes, 2005)
Jodi Baldwin .... costumer (2 episodes, 2005)
Jeanne DuPont .... assistant costume designer (2 episodes, 2005)
Gail A. Fitzgibbons .... costume supervisor (2 episodes, 2005)
Lisa Lesniak .... costumer (2 episodes, 2005)
Katherine Hampton Noland .... costumes (2 episodes, 2005)
Margaret Palmer .... costumer (2 episodes, 2005)
Carolyn Schnitzer .... key costumer (2 episodes, 2005)
Christine Schultz .... costumer (2 episodes, 2005)
Marian Toy .... assistant costume designer (2 episodes, 2005)
Julia Van Vliet .... costumer (2 episodes, 2005)
J. Brad Watson .... costumer (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Editorial Department
Annette Barker .... post-production coordinator (2 episodes, 2005)
Kenny Becker .... color timer (2 episodes, 2005)
Billy Browne .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2005)
Janet Gaynor .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2005)
May Kuckro .... first assistant editor (2 episodes, 2005)
Cleo Myles .... first assistant editor (2 episodes, 2005)
James Nichols Jr. .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2005)
Eddie Nichols .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2005)
Kevin O'Connor .... colorist: high definition (2 episodes, 2005)
Tina Pacheco .... first assistant editor (2 episodes, 2005)
Matt Small .... assistant on-line editor (2 episodes, 2005)
Joe Violante .... color coordinator: Technicolor (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Location Management
Ian Jacob .... assistant location manager (2 episodes, 2005)
Lynn Kippax Jr. .... location manager (2 episodes, 2005)
Kerri Nicholas .... location assistant (2 episodes, 2005)
Sandy Shapiro .... assistant location manager (2 episodes, 2005)
Raina Silverman .... location assistant (2 episodes, 2005)
Karen Stark .... location scout (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Music Department
Ross Cockle .... music editor (2 episodes, 2005)
Ricky Edwards .... additional orchestrations (2 episodes, 2005)
Ray Espinola Jr. .... associate music supervisor (2 episodes, 2005)
Robin Gray .... scoring engineer (2 episodes, 2005)
Slava Grigoryan .... musician: solo guitarist (2 episodes, 2005)
Evyen Klean .... music supervisor (2 episodes, 2005)
Ron Layton .... orchestra contractor (2 episodes, 2005)
Stephen Magnusson .... musician: solo guitarist (2 episodes, 2005)
Rudolf Osadnik .... orchestra leader (2 episodes, 2005)
Estelle Pizer .... music preparation (2 episodes, 2005)
John Rodgers .... orchestra leader (2 episodes, 2005)
Yuri Worontschak .... scoring engineer (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Transportation Department
Robert Albano .... driver (2 episodes, 2005)
Peggy Alter .... local driver (2 episodes, 2005)
Jodd Bowles .... local driver (2 episodes, 2005)
Bob Carnes .... transportation captain (2 episodes, 2005)
John Cronk .... driver (2 episodes, 2005)
James Donahue Jr. .... driver (2 episodes, 2005)
James C. Donahue .... driver (2 episodes, 2005)
Robert Dudley .... driver (2 episodes, 2005)
David Duggan .... driver (2 episodes, 2005)
Gilbert Eartherton .... driver (2 episodes, 2005)
Jimmy Flynn .... transportation captain (2 episodes, 2005)
Irving Gray .... local driver (2 episodes, 2005)
Richard Hanscom .... driver (2 episodes, 2005)
David Jenkins .... local driver (2 episodes, 2005)
James Jenkins .... local driver (2 episodes, 2005)
Sherman Kew .... local driver (2 episodes, 2005)
Leland 'Skip' Kittle .... local driver (2 episodes, 2005)
Don Levasseur .... local driver (2 episodes, 2005)
Robert Martini .... driver (2 episodes, 2005)
John McBride .... driver (2 episodes, 2005)
William McGrath .... driver (2 episodes, 2005)
Ray Meader .... local driver (2 episodes, 2005)
Gary Michaud .... local driver (2 episodes, 2005)
Ron Michaud .... local driver (2 episodes, 2005)
Zachary Miner .... local driver (2 episodes, 2005)
Buckley W. Morgan .... local driver (2 episodes, 2005)
James Murphy .... local driver (2 episodes, 2005)
Billy O'Brien III .... driver (2 episodes, 2005)
William O'Brien .... transportation coordinator (2 episodes, 2005)
Josiah Pitchforth .... local driver (2 episodes, 2005)
Fred Pope .... driver (2 episodes, 2005)
Ray Poulin .... local driver (2 episodes, 2005)
Mario Presterone .... driver (2 episodes, 2005)
Katie Quartarone .... local driver (2 episodes, 2005)
Randy Reynolds .... local driver (2 episodes, 2005)
Quinlan Sullivan .... local driver (2 episodes, 2005)
Fred Tenenbaum .... local driver (2 episodes, 2005)
Vincent Troiani .... local driver (2 episodes, 2005)
Mo Twine .... local driver (2 episodes, 2005)
Butch Wallace .... local driver (2 episodes, 2005)
Joseph Warren .... local driver (2 episodes, 2005)
Robert D. Wright .... local driver (2 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Other crew
Kim Bonham .... animal trainer (2 episodes, 2005)
Richard Bostwick .... stand-in: Philip Seymour Hoffman (2 episodes, 2005)
Earl Boyd .... on-set medic (2 episodes, 2005)
Robert Brewer .... stand-in (2 episodes, 2005)
Christian Brockey .... assistant production coordinator (2 episodes, 2005)
Tessa Brophy .... assistant: Mr. Teitler (2 episodes, 2005)
Francie Brown .... dialect coach (2 episodes, 2005)
Jesse Cain .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2005)
Susan Christy .... craft service (2 episodes, 2005)
Ryan Cook .... production intern (2 episodes, 2005)
Ryan B Cook .... intern (2 episodes, 2005)
Kimberly Coro .... stand-in (2 episodes, 2005)
Judy Dickerson .... dialect coach: ADR (2 episodes, 2005)
William Dickey .... production intern (2 episodes, 2005)
Guin Dill .... animal trainer (2 episodes, 2005)
Erin Enberg .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2005)
Abby Eon .... production assistant: additional photography (2 episodes, 2005)
Susan Fernandez .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2005)
Charlotte Fleck .... dialect coach: ADR (2 episodes, 2005)
Mairead Gaffney .... production secretary (2 episodes, 2005)
Patrick Gorman .... film courier (2 episodes, 2005)
Nick Gosselin .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2005)
Julius Henderson .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2005)
Greg Hofmann .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2005)
David L. Huard .... head of security (2 episodes, 2005)
Richard Keeshan .... film courier (2 episodes, 2005)
Parrish Kennington .... craft service (2 episodes, 2005)
Kim Krafsky .... animal trainer (2 episodes, 2005)
Annie Kranz .... accountant (2 episodes, 2005)
Mark J. Levenstein .... production executive (2 episodes, 2005)
Joey Levy .... assistant: Mr. Platt (2 episodes, 2005)
Linda Lilienfeld .... research consultant (2 episodes, 2005)
Stephen Lippross .... first assistant accountant (2 episodes, 2005)
Craig Lyons .... accounting production assistant (2 episodes, 2005)
Judy Maheu .... trainer: Mr. Farina (2 episodes, 2005)
Susan Malerstein-Watkins .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2005)
Kathryn Malone .... assistant: Mr. Schepisi (2 episodes, 2005)
Brent D. Mason .... production intern (2 episodes, 2005)
Steve McAuliff .... animal trainer (2 episodes, 2005)
Peter McDonald .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2005)
Derek Mitchell .... research assistant (2 episodes, 2005)
Erik Mygrant .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2005)
Tony Nagle .... post-production accountant (2 episodes, 2005)
Ryan Newgard .... photo double (2 episodes, 2005)
Shawn Nuzzo .... film courier (2 episodes, 2005)
Darice O'Mara .... assistant: Mr. Newman & Ms. Woodward (2 episodes, 2005)
Molly Page .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2005)
Anne Quin-Harkin .... assistant: Mr. Steindorff (2 episodes, 2005)
Katie Quinn .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2005)
Deborah Ricketts .... research consultant (2 episodes, 2005)
Jeremy Roberts .... payroll accountant (2 episodes, 2005)
Karen Roberts .... key accountant: additional photography (2 episodes, 2005)
Ulises Rodriguez .... film courier (2 episodes, 2005)
Ramón Rodríguez .... second assistant accountant (2 episodes, 2005)
Jason Rody .... key production assistant (2 episodes, 2005)
Kevin Rosenberg .... creative assistant: Mr. Platt (2 episodes, 2005)
Amy Saddler .... animal trainer (2 episodes, 2005)
Nicholas E. Schepisi .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2005)
Gretchen Schlottman .... craft service (2 episodes, 2005)
Karen Scott .... tutor: on-location (2 episodes, 2005)
John Steckert .... production secretary: travel/housing (2 episodes, 2005)
James Stiles .... stand-in: Lou Taylor Pucci (2 episodes, 2005)
Alex Stitt .... designer: archival sequence (2 episodes, 2005)
Felicity Stoward .... post-production accountant (2 episodes, 2005)
Jennifer Struk .... body double: Robin Wright Penn (2 episodes, 2005)
Isabel Teitler .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2005)
Rebecca Thornell .... clearance (2 episodes, 2005)
Kira Turnage .... stand-in (2 episodes, 2005)
Kevin Vargus .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2005)
Ezra Vazquez-D'Amico .... research assistant (2 episodes, 2005)
Frank Verock .... travel coordinator (2 episodes, 2005)
Shannon Von Ronne .... production assistant: first team (2 episodes, 2005)
Rayshelle Willis .... payroll accountant: additional photography (2 episodes, 2005)
Caroline Wilmot .... production office assistant (2 episodes, 2005)
Sara Wilmot .... clearances (2 episodes, 2005)
Lisbeth Wynn-Owen .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2005)
Tasha Zamsky .... animal trainer (2 episodes, 2005)

Tom Cumler .... stand- in for william fitchner (unknown episodes)
 

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197 min | USA:240 min (2 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The final on-screen acting project for Paul Newman.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
[about the growth on Horace's forehead]
Max Roby:You should have that thing removed.
Bea:Max.
Horace:What thing?
Max Roby:I'm always afraid it's going to explode when I'm talking to you. What would it cost you to have it cut off?
Horace:Don't know, never looked into it.
Max Roby:Oh, boy, I would have. If I had that thing growing out of my forehead, I'd had it looked into pronto.
Horace:Oh, I don't know, Max. I think it might be the source of my intelligence.
[Bea laughs]
Horace:What if I had it cut off and then found that it was responsible for all my best ideas?
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Why were the names of Empire Falls High School Principal Otto Meyer & Buster the cook from the book changed to Otto Mayer (Larry Pine) & Brian (Timothy J. Ryan) in the movie?
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31 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
The ghost of the past, 31 May 2005
Author: jotix100 from New York

Richard Russo's brilliant novel gets a full movie treatment from HBO Films under the direction of Fred Schepisi. This multi layered saga of people in a small and forgotten town in Maine follows Mr. Russo's novel and makes its people come alive, as portrayed by some of America's best actors working as an ensemble under Mr. Schepisi's unobtrusive direction.

Empire Falls serves as a metaphor for all that has happened in most New England towns when industry abandoned them and unscrupulous liquidators came to pick at the bones of whatever was left behind in order to make an easy buck.

At the center of the story we find Miles Roby, a decent man who has to deal with the present day realities and try to keep his family together. As played by Ed Harris, Miles offers the actor one of the best roles he has given us in years. Helen Hunt, on the other hand, seems to be miscast in the role of Janine; her fake accent doesn't seem to help her.

Paul Newman, as the eccentric patriarch of the Roby family, loses himself in his role and we forget we are watching anyone by that crazy Max Roby. Philip Seymour Hoffman makes a great contribution with a small appearance. Robin Wright Penn is seen briefly also as Grace, Miles mother who is a key figure in the story.

The rest of the cast is excellent.

The best thing that can come out of this adaptation is that people will flock to read Richard Russo's novels because he is an important voice in American literature.

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