Empire


1h 35m 2002

Brief Synopsis

Victor Rosa runs a successful "street pharmaceutical" business that peddles a high-in-demand heroin mix which he has named "Empire". His beautiful fiancee, Carmen, a Baruch College student, befriends a classmate who has an an investment-banker boyfriend named Jack Wimmer. Victor meets Jack, and they

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Distribution Company
Arenas Entertainment/Universal Pictures
Location
New York, USA; Miami, Florida, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

Victor Rosa runs a successful "street pharmaceutical" business that peddles a high-in-demand heroin mix which he has named "Empire". His beautiful fiancee, Carmen, a Baruch College student, befriends a classmate who has an an investment-banker boyfriend named Jack Wimmer. Victor meets Jack, and they instantly connect. Both are hard-core businessmen from two different sides of the legal fence. When Jack offers Victor a piece of the action on the stock market, Victor finally sees that this could be his ticket out of the violent streets of the South Bronx--and so, he jumps at the opportunity. But there is a bigger price to be paid than clean money for his gorgeous new Soho lifestyle. For the first time, Victor is confronted with a price tag that he will find very difficult to pay.

Crew

Sal Abbatiello

Song

Jerrell Abraham

Craft Service

Leon Adair

Coordinator

Syhime Adams

Song

Danny Aiello Iii

Stunt Coordinator

Shawn Alexander

Set Production Assistant

Tony Aliperti

Song

Rico O. Alston

Video Playback

Lynn Appelle

Production Coordinator

Antonio L Arroyo

Sound Mixer

Rafael August

Electrician

Ann Marie Auricchio

Scenery

Theo Avgerinos

Office Runner

K C Bailey

Photography

Monica Barronton

Loader

Michael Barrow

Director Of Photography

Michael Barrow

Other

Swizz Beatz

Song

Gustavo Bechini

Electrician

Steven C Beer

Co-Executive Producer

Jonathan Behar

Set Production Assistant

Carlos Berrios

Song

Daniel Bigel

Producer

Debra Birnbaum

Medic

Ruben Blades

Song Performer

Ruben Blades

Song

Ruben Blades

Music Composer

Matthew Blankenship

Accounting Assistant

Kurtis Blow

Song

Willie Bobo

Song Performer

Hugo Bonilla

Electrician

Marco Bonino

Set Production Assistant

Veronica Britez

Stand-In

Howard Brooks

Driver

Jason D Brown

On-Set Dresser

Rick Bruck

Camera

Francesca Buccellato

Makeup Artist

James S Buckman

Transportation Captain

Bib Butcher

Set Decorator

A Calleja

Song

Danielle Camastra

Assistant

Chris Camillo

Driver

Robert B Campbell

Executive Producer

Robert B Campbell

Other

Bobby Capo

Song

K Carelli

Song

Claire Cario

Assistant Camera

Michael Carter

Special Effects

Bobby Cates

Gaffer

Matthew Caton

Grip

Boris Cifuentes

Set Production Assistant

Anne Coats

Assistant

Marty Coe

Transportation Captain

Maya Cohen

Location Assistant

Chester Coleman

Medic

Willie Colon

Song Performer

Chris Connolly

Associate Producer

Chick Corea

Song

Elyse Cowgill

Assistant

Divine Cox

Grip

Shondrae Crawford

Song

Reginald Crute

Driver

Jeff Danielson

Electrician

Jeanne Dasilva

Consultant

Gabriel Luna De La Fuente

Song

Sig De Miguel

Casting

Jim Denault

Other

Jim Denault

Director Of Photography

Michael Desilva

Property Master

Richard Devengochea

Photography

Keith J Devlin

Electrician

Roseann Diana

Hair Stylist

Stracy Diaz

Assistant

Joseph T Driscoll

Set Production Assistant

Leo Driver

Coordinator

Gary Dunhan

Props Assistant

Joey Eboli

Song

George Elias

Grip

Gary B Encarnacion

Set Production Assistant

Joe Facey

Craft Service

Dan Evans Farkas

Music Editor

Dave Feldman

Grip

Edwin Figueroa

Key Grip

John B Finn

Post-Production Accountant

Luis Fonsi

Song Performer

Jill Footlick

Coproducer

Matthew Ford

Electrician

Michael Forer

Assistant Camera

Natalie Fowles

Wardrobe Assistant

Peter C Frank

Editor

Stephen Frank

Best Boy Electric

Jeff Franks

Product Placement

Anthony Fung Rai

Grip

Darryl Furr

Electrician

Tim Gallin

Stunt Coordinator

Craig Garcia

Consultant

Laurie Gershon

Product Placement

Tom Gilbert

Electrician

Danielle Giovanniello

On-Set Dresser

Ted Glass

Production Designer

Melvin Glover

Song

Nicholas Gomez

Casting Assistant

John Gonzalez

Camera Assistant

Rob Goodman

Production Assistant

Jason Graham

Assistant Director

Dennis Green

Video Playback

Jacqui Greenhill

Costumer

Joe C. Guest

Location Assistant

John Gutierrez

Boom Operator

Ken Hahn

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Colonel Dave Harris

Key Grip

Joanna Hartell

On-Set Dresser

John Hassler

Foley Artist

Peter Hawkins

Camera Operator

Petra Hoebel

Location Assistant

George Holtzer

Driver

Shane Hughes

Caterer

Chad Hugo

Song

Akeo Ihara

Props Assistant

Lance Imor

Driver

Mike Todd Jackson

Assistant Camera

Jacqueline Jacobson-scarfo

Set Decorator

Drew Jiritano

Special Effects

Jack Jones

Set Production Assistant

M Jones Jr.

Song

Michael Jortner

Assistant Property Master

Richard Joseph

Song

Rafael Justimiano

Grip

Josh Kafin

Caterer

Ray Karpicki

Dialogue Editor

Irene Kassow

Assistant Editor

David Kaufman

Grip

Stephen Kazmierski

Director Of Photography

Stephen Kazmierski

Other

Jim Kelly

Driver

Stan Malik Kelly

Set Production Assistant

Lisa Beth Kessler

Craft Service

Emily Klimkiewicz

Art Assistant

David Knox

Camera Operator

Linda Krantz

Property Master

Fred Kupfer

Boom Operator

T Laino

Song

Evan Lamberg

Co-Executive Producer

Alyson Latz

Assistant Director

John Leguizamo

Coproducer

William Lehne

Construction Coordinator

Victor Lenuzza

Art Assistant

Wayne T Leonard

Dresser

Darlene Liebman

Coordinator

Jeff Lomaglio

Grip

Angel Lopez

Song Performer

Shawn Lucas

Song Performer

Shawn Lucas

Song

Gine Lui

Location Manager

Claus Lulla

Makeup Artist

Veronica Lupu

Script Supervisor

Michael Mailer

Producer

Matthew Mamola

Driver

Darlene Marcelin

Assistant

Oscar Mazzola

Consultant

Andrew Mccabe

Location Assistant

Sean Mccardell

Electrician

Dow Mckeever

Sound Effects

Daniel J Mendible

Scenic Artist

Mike Meredith

Best Boy

Jill Merritt

Set Costumer

Richard Messner

Art Assistant

Michael Mezaros

Assistant

Brian Keith Miller

Set Production Assistant

Steven Mogck

Storyboard Artist

Alina Mogollon

Assistant

Alina Mogollon

Location Assistant

Brian Moon

Production Supervisor

Marsha Moore

Assistant Sound Editor

Kramer Morgenthau

Director Of Photography

Kramer Morgenthau

Other

Fernando Lopez Mulens

Song

Carol Nast

Art Department

Steve Nathan

Stand-In

Kathy Nelson

Music Supervisor

Daniel Nesbitt

Assistant

Raymond Orraca

Dolly Grip

Orlando Pagan

Song

Eddie Palmieri

Song

Eddie Palmieri

Song Performer

Diana Partyka

Assistant

D R Period

Song

Karina Petrarca

Accounting Assistant

Lance Phox

Electrician

Janos Pilenyi

Digital Effects

Janos Pilenyi

Titles And Opticals

Tony Pipitone

Sound Supervisor

Brett Pransky

Art Department Coordinator

Jess Prosser

Set Production Assistant

Tito Puente

Song Performer

Ricardo Quinones

Song

Ismael Quintana

Song

Mia Rebel

Song

Mia Rebel

Song Performer

Elias Reyes

Consultant

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2002
Distribution Company
Arenas Entertainment/Universal Pictures
Location
New York, USA; Miami, Florida, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States December 6, 2002

Released in United States Winter December 6, 2002

Released in United States January 2002

Feature directorial debut for Franc Reyes.

Project marks first feature release for Arenas Entertainment, a Latino film label in partnership with Universal Pictures.

Kodak

Limited Release in United States December 6, 2002

Released in United States Winter December 6, 2002

Released in United States January 2002 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (American Showcase) in Park City, Utah January 10-20, 2002.)