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Empire Falls 

TV-14 | | Drama, Romance | TV Mini-Series (2005)
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A decaying New England town is the backdrop for its unique citizens, led by unassuming restaurant manager Miles Roby.
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2005  
Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 8 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
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
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 David Altshuler ...  Inspector 2 episodes, 2005
Doree A. Austin Doree A. Austin ...  Mrs. Rodrigue 2 episodes, 2005
Matthew Sean Blumm ...  Miles at 20 years 2 episodes, 2005
Michael Brockman Michael Brockman ...  Justice of the Peace 2 episodes, 2005
William Clark William Clark ...  Man at Bar 2 episodes, 2005
Matthew Dixon ...  Banker 2 episodes, 2005
Bradley J. Van Dussen Bradley J. Van Dussen ...  Man on Beach 2 episodes, 2005
Troy Faucher ...  Young Policeman 2 episodes, 2005
Bryant R. Garrett Bryant R. Garrett ...  Thank You Patron 2 episodes, 2005
Stephen E. Hodgdon Stephen E. Hodgdon ...  Strong Bagger #1 2 episodes, 2005
Birdie Newman Katz Birdie Newman Katz ...  Frowzy Woman 2 episodes, 2005
Wilda Keem Wilda Keem ...  Housekeeper 2 episodes, 2005
Tina Konstantoulakis Tina Konstantoulakis ...  Maud 2 episodes, 2005
June Marie Krumholz June Marie Krumholz ...  DMV Clerk 2 episodes, 2005
Carey Lowell ...  Francine at 40 Years 2 episodes, 2005
Josh Lucas ...  Young Max 2 episodes, 2005
David Montgomery David Montgomery ...  Fisherman 2 episodes, 2005
Vincent Lynne-O'Brien Vincent Lynne-O'Brien ...  Restaurant Manager 2 episodes, 2005
Gail R. Pelotte Gail R. Pelotte ...  DMV Clerkette 2 episodes, 2005
Dan Pleva Dan Pleva ...  Slick Man 2 episodes, 2005
Scott Riccio Scott Riccio ...  DMV Patron 2 episodes, 2005
Delia Robertson ...  Candace 2 episodes, 2005
Timothy J. Ryan ...  Brian 2 episodes, 2005
Linda Saulter Linda Saulter ...  Secretary 2 episodes, 2005
Adam L. Sirois Adam L. Sirois ...  Officer Wynn 2 episodes, 2005
James K. Small James K. Small ...  Strong Bagger #2 2 episodes, 2005
Tony Takacs Tony Takacs ...  Justin 2 episodes, 2005
Emily Wachtel ...  Florida Bartender 2 episodes, 2005
Kaile R. Warren Jr. Kaile R. Warren Jr. ...  Workman 2 episodes, 2005
Claire Winters ...  Young Cindy 2 episodes, 2005
Harold Withee Harold Withee ...  Waiter 2 episodes, 2005
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A drama that swoops in on Empire Falls, an economically depressed mill town in Maine, and lifetime resident Miles Roby, who's run the town's top restaurant for some twenty years. Miles is surrounded by his newly thin wife, meddling father, and hostile boss. Written by Anonymous

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Every small town has a big story

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Trivia

Robin Wright and Philip Seymour Hoffman later appeared in Moneyball (2011) and A Most Wanted Man (2014). See more »

Goofs

During the wedding scene, Horace goes from having his left hand in his lap to holding a cup between shots. See more »

Quotes

David Roby: [referring to Walt] Tell me something, Bro - Why do you allow him in here?
Miles Roby: I think he just comes in here to make sure I know there's no hard feelings.
David Roby: He steals your wife, and there's no hard feelings?
Miles Roby: Some sins trail their own penance.
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Connections

Featured in 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006) See more »

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Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes
Written by Slim Willet
Performed by Dennis Farina
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The Stories from a Small Town
2 August 2007 | by Galina_movie_fanSee all my reviews

"Empire Falls" (2005) is a screen adaptation of Richard Russo Pulitzer prize winning novel of the same title. It is a multi character drama that takes place in a small town Empire Falls, Maine. In its center if Miles Roby (Ed Harris) who manages the local restaurant, "Empire Grill" that belongs to a wealthy and powerful widow Mrs. Whiting. The film concerns Miles's re-evaluating his life and searching for answers to the difficult questions. In his search, he looks back at his childhood, his relationship with his mother and the connection between her life and Whitings family. Miles also has to deal with the problems of those close to him: his father Max (Paul Newman stole the show with his performance as a prodigal father), his teenage daughter Tick, his ex-wife Janine, and many more. Based on the first-rate writing, the film is masterfully shot and extremely well acted story of a small and forgotten town with no future.


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Official Sites:

HBO [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 2005 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Augusta, Maine, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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