With Danny Strong Productions (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Empire (2015– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Music

7.4
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A hip-hop mogul must choose a successor among his three sons who are battling for control over his multi-million dollar company, while his ex-wife schemes to reclaim what is hers.

Stars: Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere Y. Gray

Votes: 35,895

2. Proven Innocent (2019)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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A legal team takes on cases involving wrongful convictions.

Stars: Rachelle Lefevre, Russell Hornsby, Vincent Kartheiser, Nikki M. James

Votes: 1,862

3. Operation Nexus (TV Movie)

Drama | Announced

A look at the personal and professional lives of people who work for NYPD's Counter Terrorist Unit.

4. Strange Conditions (TV Movie)

Announced

A team of medical experts attempt to solve complex medical cases.

5. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Shift and Save Yourself (2019)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

4.8
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Cookie is offered a career game-changer; Jamal works diligently to make Tiana and Treasure's track a success; Lucious, Cookie and Giselle deliberate future plans for the artists at Empire.

Director: Dianne Houston | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 107

6. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Hot Blood, Hot Thoughts, Hot Deeds (2019)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

6.6
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When Empire launches its national tour in Philly, things heat up and egos clash; Cookie tries to grapple with her feelings for Damon; The Feds start investigating Empire.

Director: Gabourey Sidibe | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 84

7. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Without All Remedy (2019)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

6.1
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The Lyon family does everything in its power to support Andre; Cookie and Lucious hash out their wrongdoings; Maya comes to terms with where she stands with Blake and the others; The rest of Empire must make sure the tour stays afloat.

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 72

8. Empire (2015– )
Episode: A Wise Father That Knows His Own Child (2019)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

6.0
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As law enforcement closes in on Empire, Jeff Kingsley seeks the truth about what really happened between Lucious and Tracy Kingsley; Teri and the Lyons pray for Andre's health; Cookie faces... See full summary »

Director: Dawn Wilkinson | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 68

9. Empire (2015– )
Episode: My Fate Cries Out (2019)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

6.9
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Becky, Hakeem and Andre plan to save Empire by putting on a show with special guests Sevyn Streeter and Ty Dolla $ign; Andre helps Empire by getting help from the last person the Lyons ... See full summary »

Director: Paul McCrane | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 75

10. Empire (2015– )
Episode: The Roughest Day (2019)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

7.0
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As Cookie and Lucious deal with each other's betrayals, they wonder if this could be the end for their relationship; Andre's life hangs in the balance; the feds close in and the mystery of who is in the coffin is finally revealed.

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 71

11. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Pilot (2015)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Music

8.0
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Lucious Lyon, told he has a terminal illness, needs one of his family members to step up and take over his company. Meanwhile his ex-wife, recently released from prison, has plans of her own.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 1,049

12. Empire (2015– )
Episode: The Outspoken King (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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Lucious has to defend Empire's IPO launch after one of his artists is involved in a shooting.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 771

13. Empire (2015– )
Episode: The Devil Quotes Scripture (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.0
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Lucious learns that someone witnessed Bunkie's murder, Cookie seeks help from an old friend, and another woman causes tension between Hakeem and Tiana.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 676

14. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Dangerous Bonds (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.3
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Cookie receives an anonymous gift she suspects may be a veiled threat from a person from her past.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 672

15. Empire (2015– )
Episode: False Imposition (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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Lucious tries to steal a major artist from his rival, Jamal works on composing original music, and Hakeem faces complications in the lead up to an important performance.

Director: Rosemary Rodriguez | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 626

16. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Out, Damned Spot (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.2
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Vernon finds himself in a sticky situation; Jamal's ambition causes trouble in his relationships.

Director: Michael Engler | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 632

17. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Our Dancing Days (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.4
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Lucious tries to brand Empire Entertainment as a family-run company.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 704

18. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Who I Am (2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Music

8.3
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As the time comes for the Empire stock launch and the celebratory tribute concert, Lucious picks a successor, but hasn't reckoned with the response.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 588

19. Empire (2015– )
Episode: The Lyon's Roar (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.4
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Cookie and Camilla face off over Hakeem; Jamal reveals news that surprises everyone.

Director: Danny Strong | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 710

20. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Unto the Breach (2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Music

8.4
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Cookie uncovers Anika's secret; Lucious must face his rival; the Lyon sons take drastic measures.

Director: Anthony Hemingway | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 703

21. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Sins of the Father (2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Music

8.3
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Andre starts a musical relationship with Michelle; a woman from Lucious' past returns.

Director: Rob Hardy | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 543

22. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Die but Once (2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Music

8.2
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Jamal and Lucious work toward a music-centered relationship, but Lucious has a game-changing secret.

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 541

23. Empire (2015– )
Episode: The Devils Are Here (2015)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Music

8.0
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Three months after his arrest, Lucious tries to run Empire Entertainment while in federal lockup; Cookie stages a star-studded concert in support of Lucious while Andre, Hakeem, Anika and Mimi Whiteman attempt a hostile takeover.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 588

24. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Without a Country (2015)

TV-14 | 47 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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Cookie and her cohorts decide to start their own small record label, but it's off to a bumpy start as everyone has different visions for the new label. As his first project for the new ... See full summary »

Director: Dee Rees | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 437

25. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Fires of Heaven (2015)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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Cookie and Anika work together behind Lucious' back to pull off a surprise performance that catches the eye of Pitbull. Meanwhile, Lucious tracks down Frank Gathers' daughter, Young Ma, to ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 388

26. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Poor Yorick (2015)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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Despite their feud, the Lyons decide to collaborate on a project that will benefit both companies; Lucious wants to make Vernon disappear.

Director: Danny Strong | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 380

27. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Be True (2015)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

7.8
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Cookie and Anika work with Laz to throw an event to launch their company, showcase their artists and premiere a song written by Hakeem; Jamal works on his music with Ne-Yo; Hakeem begins a relationship.

Director: Kevin Bray | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 345

28. Empire (2015– )
Episode: My Bad Parts (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.3
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Lucious releases a rap by Freda, which causes Hakeem to issue a rap-battle challenge; Cookie's sister visits; Jamal tries to land a big sponsorship deal; Anika receives life-altering news.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 349

29. Empire (2015– )
Episode: A High Hope for a Low Heaven (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

7.7
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Cookie and Lucious have to work together to protect their children; Jamal wants to get back into the studio; Andre discovers a disciple.

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 356

30. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Et Tu, Brute? (2015)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

8.3
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Lucious makes a reckless move that could jeopardize everything; Cookie plans a concert at the prison where she was incarcerated for 17 years.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 479

31. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Sinned Against (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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A former prison mate helps Cookie and her sister, Candace a deep connection forms when Jamal works with a critically acclaimed pop star; Cookie makes a discovery about Laz.

Director: Paul McCrane | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 333

32. Empire (2015– )
Episode: True Love Never (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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Lucious considers a partnership with Jago, the founder of a streaming music company; Andre must achieve a delicate balance between his new values and his career; Hakeem tries to turn Laura into a star.

Director: Sylvain White | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 341

33. Empire (2015– )
Episode: A Rose by Any Other Name (2016)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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Camilla sinks her claws into Hakeem, the acting Empire CEO, while the rest of the Lyon family members try to get him back on their side; Jamal gets backlash from his fans; Rhonda and Andre's marriage is tested.

Director: Michael Engler | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 290

34. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Death Will Have His Day (2016)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

8.1
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Lucious declares he will do anything to regain his power, but Cookie has her own ideas; a major tragedy changes the lives of the Lyon family.

Director: Danny Strong | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 301

35. Empire (2015– )
Episode: The Tameness of a Wolf (2016)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

7.9
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Tensions rise between Lucious and his sons; Lucious recreates a traumatic interaction with his mother for a new music video; Tiana and Laura fight to be spotlighted during the Mirage a Trois tour.

Director: Paris Barclay | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 262

36. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Time Shall Unfold (2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

7.8
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Lucious releases his video and tries to maneuver his way back into the CEO position at Empire; Andre learns about his grandmother's mental illness as a way to better understand his own struggle; Anika makes a revelation.

Director: Cherien Dabis | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 243

37. Empire (2015– )
Episode: More Than Kin (2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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Lucious holds a fundraiser as part of a campaign to prove he should return as Empire's CEO; Hakeem considers whether or not to be a father to Anika's child.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 237

38. Empire (2015– )
Episode: The Lyon Who Cried Wolf (2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

8.3
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The discovery of a dark secret throws a wrench into Lucious' deeply personal music video about his mother; secret affairs compromise Hakeem and Jamal; Rhonda thinks she knows the identity of her attacker.

Director: Millicent Shelton | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 284

39. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Rise by Sin (2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

8.3
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Hakeem struggles to find a place for his fiancé, Laura, in his career and family; Cookie reveals the truth about Freda's father to Jamal; Jamal makes a sacrifice for Lucious.

Director: Paul McCrane | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 341

40. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Past Is Prologue (2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

7.7
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After a life-changing experience, Jamal refuses to make music until his family ends its seemingly endless cycle of violence and fighting. Meanwhile, the Feds are tailing Anika because they ... See full summary »

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 295

41. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Light in Darkness (2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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Hakeem leaves the altar, and a rooftop fight between Anika and Rhonda leads to a tragic fall; Lucious uses his streaming service to pursue his music legacy and clashes with Tariq, who leads a federal task force to investigate him.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 277

42. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Sin That Amends (2016)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

7.3
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Jamal partners with Angelo Dubois to host a summit for gun violence awareness; Lucious tries to win over Cookie; Hakeem and Shine start to record new songs together; Andre gets into trouble with the police.

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 222

43. Empire (2015– )
Episode: What Remains Is Bestial (2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Music

7.3
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Cookie asks superstar Kitty to record a new song with Jamal, in hopes of helping him regain his ability to perform; Andre gets into trouble; Hakeem and Gram vie for Tiana's attention.

Director: Millicent Shelton | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 213

44. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Cupid Kills (2016)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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Lucious starts seeing Angelo as a threat; Jamal takes his first big step towards recovery and faces Freda Gatz; Anika's return causes turmoil; Hakeem starts to have feelings for Nessa.

Director: Hanelle M. Culpepper | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 214

45. Empire (2015– )
Episode: One Before Another (2016)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

7.4
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Lucious and Andre are on alert waiting for Shine to retaliate after their latest meeting. Jamal teams up with Hakeem for a performance. Cookie is caught off-guard during a routine meeting with her probation officer.

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 186

46. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Chimes at Midnight (2016)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

7.4
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When Empire is hacked, the leak creates feuds between the artists and among the Lyon family; Andre tries to prove his worth to the company; Lucious is determined to divide Cookie and Angelo; Jamal is caught in a love triangle.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 186

47. Empire (2015– )
Episode: What We May Be (2016)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Music

7.4
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Cookie needs to plan a family dinner that will impress Angelo's mother; home video pushes Cookie to confront secrets about her relationship with her father; Andre puts together a surprising duet.

Director: Kevin Bray | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 188

48. Empire (2015– )
Episode: The Unkindest Cut (2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

7.2
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Andre sabotages Tiana's big appearance at a fashion event in an attempt to get Nessa into the spotlight. Meanwhile, Tariq works with Leah to try to bring down Lucious, and Jamal works with Philip to get over his PTSD.

Director: Dennie Gordon | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 196

49. Empire (2015– )
Episode: A Furnace for Your Foe (2016)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Music

7.6
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Cookie hosts a free park concert to help Angelo appeal to the masses and win his bid to become mayor; the FBI continues its investigation of Lucious and freezes Empire's assets.

Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 189

50. Empire (2015– )
Episode: Sound & Fury (2017)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Music

7.6
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When Lucious announces his new project, Cookie vows to dethrone him, igniting an epic battle; Jamal befriends a fellow musician in rehab; Hakeem and Tiana fight Nessa for a spot in the music showcase.

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers

Votes: 205


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