• Empire Records (1995)

Empire Records

Release Date: September 22nd, 1995

DVD Release Date: April 3rd, 2001

PG-13 |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

Joe (Anthony LaPaglia) runs Empire Records, an independent Delaware store that employs a tight-knit group of music-savvy youths. Hearing that the shop may be sold to a big chain, slacker employee Lucas (Rory Cochrane) bets a chunk of the store's money, hoping to get a big return. When this plan fails, Empire Records falls into serious trouble, and the various other clerks, including lovely Corey (Liv Tyler) and gloomy Deb (Robin Tunney), must deal with the problem, among many other issues.

Cast: Anthony LaPaglia, Rory Cochrane, Johnny Whitworth, Liv Tyler, Renée Zellweger, Robin Tunney, Ethan Embry, Maxwell Caulfield

Director: Allan Moyle

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Friendship, 1990s, Transformation, Brooding, Growing up, Friend, Cheeky

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Caroline WestbrookEmpire

    For all its faults, the good-natured, quirky humour that this for the most part offers ultimately makes it very hard to dislike. show more

  • 38
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    If the movie is a lost cause, it may at least showcase actors who have better things ahead of them. show more

  • 50
    TV Guide Magazine

    Insubstantial, predictable and often dull, it's a dismaying move from director Allen Moyle, who displayed a real grasp of pulp energy in 1990's "Pump Up the Volume". show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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