Empire Records

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Released 1995

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Director:
Allan Moyle
Released:
1995
Rating:
PG-13
Empire Records is a 1995 film that follows the employees of a record store on an especially dramatic day. Joe (Anthony LaPaglia) is a record store owner who oversees his staff of teenaged employees. When Joe entrusts Lucas (Rory Cochrane) to close the store for the night, Lucas discovers that the store is about to become part of a large chain of record stores. In hopes of saving the store, Lucas goes to Atlantic City with the day's cash receipts but loses all of the money. The next day when Joe discovers that the deposit had not been made, Mark (Etahn Embry) and AJ (Johnny Whitworth) claim innocence despite seeing Lucas asleep on his motorcycle that morning. Joe is distracted, however, by the in store appearance of fading pop star Rex Manning (Maxwell Caulfield). Corey (Liv Tyler) desperately wants to lose her virginity to the singer and Gina (Renee Zellweger) encourages her to do so. As each of the store's employees reveals their personal drama, the day begins to unfold in an outrageous and hysterical fashion. Directed by Allan Moyle, the film did poorly at the box office but has since become a cult classic.moreless

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    • AJ: (To Lucas) What's with you? Yesterday you were normal and today you're like the Chinese guy from Karate Kid. What's with you today?

      Lucas: (Philosophically) What's with today, today?

    • Gina: (Announcing over the speaker system in the record store)Attention Rex Manning fans: To your left you will notice a shoplifter being chased by night manager, Lucas. This young man will be caught, deep fried in a vat of hot oil and served to our first hundred customers. Just another tasty treat from the gang at Empire Records!

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Arts, Comedy, Drama, Music

Themes

ensemble cast, young love, keeping secrets, rebellious youth, pop culture observations