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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 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

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Coyote Shivers was married to Bebe Buell at the time, making him Liv Tyler's stepfather. See more »

Goofs

When Lucas is in the casino at the craps table, after winning the first roll, he picks up the dice and then goes into his "save the empire" speech. After stating he would buy the table a drink if he wins again, the table attendant pushes the dice over to him. See more »

Quotes

Eddie: This music is the glue of the world Mark. It's what holds it all together. Without this, life would be meaningless.
Mark: Hey, did you hear about Lucas?
Eddie: Hey Lucas man, I hear you went to Vegas and you married a mobster's wife and now you've got a hit on you and stuff. Is that true?
Lucas: Not entirely true.
Eddie: Well outlaw man, we solute you.
Lucas: Thank you Eddie.
Eddie: No problem.
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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 The Breakfast Club (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Snakeface
Performed by Throwing Muses
Written by Kristin Hersh
Courtesy of Reprise Records / 4AD Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Empire Records — Mostly marginal kids working in a record shop as solace
6 February 2013 | by AvidClimberSee all my reviews

Empire Records is funny and slightly offbeat teen movie. A well built one, which each quirky character having a well defined personality, a set of problems, and realistic interactions with each other. Their personas all ring solidly true, each with deep emotional affects. However, not everybody will see themselves represented here, it is but a thin slice of society.

The music is good, the dialogs are interesting just like the story, and it keeps an overall positive tone, although it does talk about some serious issues. It touches each subjects lightly, and keep the focus on the what is happening, on the development of the situation.

You will be entertained, if you're looking for a good adolescent flick.


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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)

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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS | Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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