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Empire (2002)

A successful South Bronx drug dealer turns his back on his roots and gives money to a Wall Street broker to invest for him.

Director:

Franc. Reyes

Writer:

Franc. Reyes
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Leguizamo ... Victor Rosa
Peter Sarsgaard ... Jack
Denise Richards ... Trish
Vincent Laresca ... Jimmy
Isabella Rossellini ... La Colombiana
Sônia Braga ... Iris (as Sonia Braga)
Delilah Cotto ... Carmen
Nestor Serrano ... Rafael Menendez
Anthony 'Treach' Criss ... Chedda (as Treach)
Rafael Báez Rafael Báez ... Jay
Fat Joe ... Tito Severe (as Fat Joe 'Joseph Cartagena')
Carlos Leon ... Hector
Felix Solis ... Jose
Omar Pastran Omar Pastran ... Jason
Rob B. Campbell Rob B. Campbell ... Det. O'Brien
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Storyline

A big time drug dealer Victor Rosa is looking to get out of the game and sees his chance with a big deal and a new friend who happens to be a Wall St. stockbroker. Thinking this will be his chance to go out on top, Victor soon finds out that he has been double crossed and his last option is to get revenge. Written by El Toro

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Taglines:

Two worlds collide.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, drug content and some sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

6 December 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Empire See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,281,415, 8 December 2002

Gross USA:

$17,600,423

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,591,272
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Shot in 22 days. See more »

Goofs

When Trish is shot and falls on the bed, the gun she was holding is next to her right hand. In the next shot, it is on the left side. See more »

Quotes

Victor Rosa: [Walking past a couple who are kissing] Hey. there's no tongue allowed here!
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Connections

Referenced in Scary Movie 3 (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Christopher Brian Bridges and Bangladesh
Performed by Ludacris
Courtesy of Def Jam South
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Save your money & time
12 December 2002 | by LynnyBradfordSee all my reviews

This film is another example of me falling for an exciting theatrical trailer, and leaving the theater very disappointed. There was nothing about this film that was beyond merely "okay". The music wasn't even that great, nor was the acting. Leguizamo was more entertaining doing his voice-over in Ice Age! Seriously, folks. Additionally, the movie was so predictable I found it difficult to keep from falling asleep. But if you feel you MUST see this movie, you would be wise to wait for the video/DVD release.


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