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Empire Records (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 20 October 1995 (USA)
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A day in the life of the employees of Empire Records. Except this is a day where everything comes to a head for a number of them facing personal crises - can they pull through together? And... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Joe Reaves
... Rex Manning
... Jane
... Lucas
... A.J.
... Debra
... Gina (as Renee Zellweger)
... Mark (as Ethan Randall)
... Berko
... Warren (as Brendan Sexton)
... Corey Mason
... Eddie
... Mitchell Beck
Gary Bolen ... Croupier
Kimber Sissons ... Woman at Craps Table (as Kimber Monroe)
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A day in the life of the employees of Empire Records. Except this is a day where everything comes to a head for a number of them facing personal crises - can they pull through together? And more importantly, can they keep their record store independent and not swallowed up by corporate greed? Written by Anonymous

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Damn the Man! Save the Empire! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual situations, language and a drug issue | See all certifications »

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20 October 1995 (USA)  »

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$303,841
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

A sign by the register that says "Have a nice daze" shows the logo for Dazed and Confused (1993). Rory Cochrane, who plays Lucas, played Slater in Dazed and Confused. See more »

Goofs

In the car, Gina takes hold of the Rex Manning record with her left hand, reaching over her right arm which is on the wheel. In the next shot she holds the record in her right hand, and her left is on the wheel. See more »

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Lucas: Mitchell's the man Joe.
Joe: And the man calls all the shots.
Lucas: Damn the man.
Joe: Let me explain it to you. Mitchell's the man. I'm the idiot. You're the screw-up. And we're all losers. Welcome to music town.
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Crazy Credits

Mark & Eddie sitting on the curb in front of the store talking about bands. See more »

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References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

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Hey Joe
Performed by The Dirt Clods
Written by Billy Roberts
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One of my modern favorites. Wait... THE favorite.
1 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

This movie is awesome. The best thing is the music. Excellent. It's the greatest collection of songs put into a movie. Even better than Pulp Fiction. There should be a BEST COMPILATION Oscar given to a music supervisor. That's hard but in this kick-ass movie, it seems so effortless. The acting is also top-notch. Renee Zellweger, Liv Tyler, Anthony LaPaglia, Robin Tunney, Johnny Whitworth, Max Caulfield, Debi Mazur, and Rory Cochrane, one of the coolest people alive. The script is really good. Directing, also good. Everything was pretty invisible, and I absolutely mean that in a positive way. Just like in the old days, when it was invisible, they put you in the movie. I felt like I was with these characters the whole way. The new "Remix! Special Fan Edition" is probably better. I can't decide. They're both superb.

10/10


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