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Empire Records (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 20 October 1995 (USA)
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24 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

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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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They're selling music but not selling out. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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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

Gross USA:

$303,841
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Runtime:

| (special extended edition)

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS | Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

At the time this movie was made, Coyote Shivers was married to Bebe Buell, which made him the step-father of co-star Liv Tyler. See more »

Goofs

When Mark is putting the table together, the poster is put in upside down; yet it is up the right way when Rex first walks out to greet his fans. See more »

Quotes

Joe: Gina, you'd better go home.
Gina: Am I fired?
Joe: Have I fired anyone today? No. Why would I start with you?
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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 »

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Referenced in The Scenesters (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Til I Hear It From You
Performed by The Gin Blossoms (as Gin Blossoms)
Written by Jesse Valenzuela, Robin Wilson & Marshall Crenshaw
Courtesy of A&M Records Inc.
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Great movie, a sign of it's time

I love this movie very much. I don't own a lot of movies but this is one that I do. Like any film, it has it's problems but in general it is great. The film was well casted, each actor fit and made the best of his or her role. Maxwell Caulfield played Rex Manning, the character you love to hate. Anthony LaPaglia played Joe who was one of the best managers that you could work for. The actor's attitude toward his role was very well displayed. Rory Cochrane played Lucas, who is my favorite character in this movie. Then there is Johnny Whitworth, now everybody sort of disinclueds him or doesn't like him but I think that he did a good job as AJ, I could not see anyone else there, maybe someone could have done a better job but he did well. The rest of the cast was fantastic. The plot of the film was a little non existent, it's more like a series of events that just go one after the other with no really flow. Anyways, take the movie for what it is: teenagers working at a record store, dealing with life issues with good music playing in the background. This is a great film.


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