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Empire Falls 

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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 & 34 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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 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 ...  Man on Beach 2 episodes, 2005
Troy Faucher ...  Young Policeman 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

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

HBO [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A múlt fogságában See more »

Filming Locations:

Augusta, Maine, USA See more »

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Runtime:

| (2 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Paul Newman and Robin Wright Penn also worked together in Message in a Bottle (1999) 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

Walt Comeau: Put your sweater on, you look cold.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Something About What Happens When We Talk
Written & Performed by Lucinda Williams
Courtesy of Chameleon Records and Elektra Entertainment Group
by arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Plodding version of fine book
1 October 2008 | by dzlz105See all my reviews

We found this movie nearly impossible to watch. With such a super cast, it's a shame that the writing and direction were so awful. The excruciating pace at which the story was told was maddening. The flash-backs were clumsy. The characters were one-dimensional. The heavy-handed metaphors -- the river, the cat -- were repeated way too often.

The movie Nobody's Fool, based on another novel by Russo, was infinitely better, probably because it was more tightly written and directed.

The photography in Empire Falls was lovely. Too bad it wasn't a travelogue.

I read the novel and enjoyed the writing style but had some quibbles with the novel itself. I would give the novel 4 out of 5 stars. Perhaps the screenwriters and director were so awed by the novel's reputation they felt they had to include every darn thing in their movie. This was supposed to be a television movie, guys, not Books on Tape.


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