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Empire Records (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 20 October 1995 (USA)
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Twenty-four hours in the lives of the young employees at Empire Records when they all grow up and become young adults thanks to each other and the manager. They all face the store joining a chain store with strict rules.

Director:

Allan Moyle

Writer:

Carol Heikkinen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony LaPaglia ... Joe Reaves
Maxwell Caulfield ... Rex Manning
Debi Mazar ... Jane
Rory Cochrane ... Lucas
Johnny Whitworth ... A.J.
Robin Tunney ... Debra
Renée Zellweger ... Gina (as Renee Zellweger)
Ethan Embry ... Mark (as Ethan Randall)
Coyote Shivers ... Berko
Brendan Sexton III ... Warren (as Brendan Sexton)
Liv Tyler ... Corey Mason
James 'Kimo' Wills ... Eddie
Ben Bode ... Mitchell Beck
Gary Bolen Gary Bolen ... Croupier
Kimber Sissons Kimber Sissons ... Woman at Craps Table (as Kimber Monroe)
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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What's with today, today? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The poster of the lady with a croquet mallet that's hanging behind the register of the shop is from the album cover of "Nursery Cryme" from the band Genesis. See more »

Goofs

In the end credits, when Eddie and Mark are talking about bands, they discuss Henry Rollins. Eddie incorrectly credits Henry Rollins as the lead singer for The Misfits. Rollins was the lead for Black Flag. Glenn Danzig was the lead for the Misfits. See more »

Quotes

A.J.: Hey Joe, I wanna tell Corey how I feel about her, and I thought you'd be the perfect guy for the job...
Joe: Oh, yeah. My wife left me for a woman and my girlfriend forced me to leave on gunpoint. Does this qualify me?
A.J.: Yeah, absolutely.
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

Special Edition DVD contains 16 minutes of deleted footage edited back into the film. See more »

Connections

References Beavis and Butt-Head (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Free
Performed by The Martinis
Written by Linda Mallari-Santiago & Joey Santiago
Courtesy of Regency
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A Soon-to-be Cult Classic
22 November 1998 | by Lindy-5See all my reviews

This movie is the best ever about being a teenager in the nineties. Every person under the age of 21 needs to see this film.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Empire See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$150,800, 24 September 1995

Gross USA:

$273,188

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$273,188
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (special extended edition)

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS | Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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