Super cool movie! It's a lot of fun, watch it.
over 6 years
Great character design, but not a great movie. Perfect with a beer and some friends.
over 6 years
One of my FAVORITE movies when I was in high school! I wanted to work there SO badly.
Empire Records is a 1995 coming of age film that follows a group of record store employees over the course of one exceptional day. The employees of this independent music store try to fight off a large chain, all while learning about each other. The film was directed by Allan Moyle and stars Anthony LaPaglia, Robin Tunney, Rory Cochrane, Renée Zellweger, Ethan Embry, and Liv Tyler.
Empire Records is a small, independent record shop managed by Joe (Anthony LaPaglia). His employees are all high-school students and young adults. The store is set in an unnamed city in Delaware, and like the employees, is eclectic and unique. The staff is very much a self-created family, with Joe as the reluctant and perpetually exasperated father figure.
Joe selects Lucas (Rory Cochrane) to close the store for the first time ever. While counting the day's receipts, Lucas discovers that Empire Records is about to be converted into a branch of Music Town, a large and generic franchise music store. Lucas has...