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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

Taglines:

Damn the Man! Save the Empire! 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

In one of the deleted scenes, the makeshift rooftop band is arrested and taken away. This was based on the real-life incident of The Beatles playing on top of the Apple Records building and being stopped by the police. See more »

Goofs

In the very first shot of the movie, we see all of the band's equipment already set up on the roof, even though later they are seen hauling it all up there before the big midnight show. See more »

Quotes

Debra: No visible tattoos.
Gina: No revealing clothing.
Debra: We're both screwed. At least you're used to it.
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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 Mario Paint (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Liar
Performed by The Cranberries
Written by Dolores O'Riordan & Noel Hogan
Courtesy of Island Records Inc.
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Empire Records
27 July 2005 | by lilcutie18613See all my reviews

This movie follows the stories of many people who work at Empire Records, a music store on the brink of closing. All the characters are memorable, even the boy who steals a CD and is caught and hit by the door of a car. The drama, comedy, and music work well together all around.

Liv Tyler really impressed me in her role. She was very convincing as an intelligent young lady on her way to Harvard. All the actors were great in their roles and I can't imagine anyone else taking their places. And the soundtrack is AWESOME!!!!! :) All-in-all a cute film that you can watch again and again.


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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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