Empire Records


1h 31m 1995

Brief Synopsis

Welcome to Empire Records, an independent record store open since 1959, and open every night till midnight. Let's meet the employees. There's Joe, the good guy manager; Lucas, the beatnik Buddha; Gina, the slut; Corey,"Little Miss Perfect"; Debra, the troubled rebel; A.J., the sensitive artist; and Mark, the stoner-punk. Today is going to be a big day at Empire--not just because pop music's lamest and cheesiest video-lothario, Rex Manning, is coming to sign autographs, but also because a lot of dramas are going to play out.

Film Details

Also Known As
Empire
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Music
Release Date
1995
Production Company
J Patrick Lawlor
Distribution Company
Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution
Location
Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

Synopsis

Welcome to Empire Records, an independent record store open since 1959, and open every night till midnight. Let's meet the employees. There's Joe, the good guy manager; Lucas, the beatnik Buddha; Gina, the slut; Corey,"Little Miss Perfect"; Debra, the troubled rebel; A.J., the sensitive artist; and Mark, the stoner-punk. Today is going to be a big day at Empire--not just because pop music's lamest and cheesiest video-lothario, Rex Manning, is coming to sign autographs, but also because a lot of dramas are going to play out.

Crew

Frank Thomas Agnew

Song

Susan Agnoff

Art Department Coordinator

Randle Akerson

Supervising Sound Editor

Gary Alexander

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Scot Alexander

Song

Molly Allen

Location Manager

Mitchell Amundsen

Camera Operator

Danny Atkins

Song

Douglas Axtell

Sound Mixer

Brent Babb

Song

Rick Baer

Assistant Production Accountant

George Ball

Gaffer

Evelyne Barbier

Set Designer

Lori Bauer

Song

Shauna Beal

Assistant

Benjamin Beardwood

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Robbie Beck

Property Master

Craig Becker

Song

Chris Bell

Song

Christopher Lee Bennett

Stunt Double

Michael Bishop

Song

Sally Boldt

Music Editor

Peg Boy

Song

Peg Boy

Song Performer

Janie Bradford

Song

Anthony Brandenburg

Song

Jim Bridges

Photography

Dave Brockie

Song

Colleen Broderick

On-Set Dresser

Clarence Brown

Dolly Grip

Gaea Powell Brown

Assistant

Rodney Browning

Song

Alisa Brownlow

Production

Susan Buffington

Hair Stylist

Ernest Burnett

Assistant

Alan Cage

Song

Tom Capone

Song

Paul Casanova

Song

Maxwell Caulfield

Song Performer

Amy Chance

Assistant Production Coordinator

Michael Chandler

Editor

Randall Cheek

Song

Carolyn Chen

Director Of Photography

Poster Children

Song Performer

Alex Chilton

Song

Tim Christenson

Assistant

Lucia Cifarelli

Song

Daniel L Cipriani

Painter

Greg Clayton

Song

Charles Cleaver

Song

The Dirt Clods

Song Performer

Debra Collins

Loader

Edwyn Collins

Song

Edwyn Collins

Song Performer

Larry Collins

Sound Recordist

Liza Cook

Production Assistant

John Copeman

Stunt Double

Desiree Craig-ramos

Music Coordinator

Marshall Crenshaw

Song

Mike Cross

Song

Tim Cross

Song

James Cruickshank

Song

Curt Cuomo

Song

Joseph C D'allessandro

Assistant Camera

Evan Dando

Song Performer

Michael Dees

Song

Fitz Of Depression

Song Performer

Loose Diamonds

Song Performer

Don Digirolamo

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Fig Dish

Song Performer

Geoffrey Downes

Song

Dean Drabin

Adr Mixer

Shannon Drew

Song

Joe Earle

Sound Effects Editor

Tim Eckel

Set Designer

Craig Edwards

Production Assistant

Karen Eisenstadt

Production Accountant

Pennie Ellis

Location Assistant

John Erhardt

Song

Wanda Evans

Seamstress Supervisor

Craig Fincannon

Casting

Linda Folk

Adr Supervisor

Sukey Fontelieu

Adr Editor

Adam C Frank

Assistant

John A Frick

Assistant Art Director

Joseph E Gallagher

Assistant Camera

Scott Ganary

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Hal Gardner

On-Set Dresser

Beth Giles

Assistant Property Master

Karen Glauber

Consultant

Full Tilt Gonzo

Song Performer

Jeff Goodwin

Makeup Artist

Stefania Goodwin

Assistant Director

Berry Gordy

Song

Cherie Granger

Costumer

Rufus Granger

Dolly Grip

Scott Graves

Rigging Gaffer

Carolyn Greco

Costume Supervisor

Douglas Greenfield

Consultant

Kevin Griffin

Song

Brian Griffith

Song

Curtis Grippe

Song

Beejay Grob

On-Set Dresser

Beau Guyott

Production

Gwar

Song Performer

Robin Harlan

Foley Artist

Dan Harnett

Song

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Carol Heikkinen

Screenplay

Emily Heinritz

Production

Mo Henry

Negative Cutter

Rachel Hepler

Costumer

Kristin Hersh

Song

Jery Hewitt

Stunt Coordinator

Johnny Hickman

Song

Dave Hillis

Song

Noel Hogan

Song

Christopher Holloway

Song

Therese Honeycutt

Craft Service

Alan Hook

Set Designer

Trevor Horn

Song

David M Horton

Sound Effects Editor

David L Horton

Foley

Kenneth D Hudson

Assistant Camera

John Huke

Art Director

Greg Hull

Special Effects Coordinator

Jonathan Lee Hutchins

Song

Billy Idol

Song

John Phillip Irion

Song

Tony James

Song

Peter Jamison

Production Designer

Duane Johnson

Art Department

Matt Johnson

Song

Daniel Johnston

Song

Daniel Johnston

Song Performer

Jackie Joyce

Song

Linda Keim

Sound Effects Editor

Bob Knickman

Music Supervisor

Mark Knopfler

Song

Gregory Kolanek

Song

Andrew Krish

On-Set Dresser

Paul Kurta

Coproducer

Paul Kurta

Unit Production Manager

Paul Kurta

Unit Director

Willie Lamb

On-Set Dresser

Geoffrey C Lands

Production Assistant

Steven Larson

Song

J Patrick Lawlor

Cable Operator

Larry Lee

Song

Larry Lee

Music

Peter Lee

Song

Mitchell Leib

Music

Mitchell Leib

Music Producer

Chris Leroy

Song

Max Letissier

On-Set Dresser

Gail Levin

Casting

Michael Lippman

Consultant

Terry Lippman

Consultant

Walt Lloyd

Director Of Photography

Jeff Long

Transportation Captain

Tony Ludwig

Producer

Susan Lyall

Costume Designer

Linda Mallari-santiago

Song

Melissa Maready

Tutor

Will Marley

Song

Rosanne Marshack

Song

The Martinis

Song Performer

Robert K Maxfield

Boom Operator

Joe Mazzola

Song

Emily Mcgovern

Production Assistant

Jonathan Mchugh

Music Producer

Nicole Mehterian

Assistant

The Meices

Song Performer

Mary Weisberger Meyer

Location Manager

Arnon Milchan

Producer

Levert C Miller

Set Costumer

The Innocence Mission

Song Performer

Sarah Monat

Foley Artist

Kelly Monk

Production

Eric Moore

Projectionist

Eric Moore

Loader

Jeff Moore

Camera Operator

David Morrison

Song

Michael Muir

Song

Dave Musel

Song

Mouth Music

Song Performer

Michael Nathanson

Producer

Richard Ness

Song

Judd Newcomb

Song

Thomas J Nordberg

Assistant Editor

Paul O'bryan

Assistant Sound Editor

Dolores O'riordan

Song

James Onate

Foreman

Jim Paluzzi

Song

Philip A Patterson

Assistant Director

George Pendergast

Song

Karen Peris

Song

Gregory S Perkins

Song

Jeff Perry

Song

Jonathan Phillips

Assistant Sound Editor

Film Details

Also Known As
Empire
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Music
Release Date
1995
Production Company
J Patrick Lawlor
Distribution Company
Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution
Location
Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Began shooting October 10, 1994.

Released in United States on Video March 3, 1996

Released in United States October 20, 1995 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video March 3, 1996

Released in United States Fall September 22, 1995

Released in United States Fall September 22, 1995

Limited Release in United States September 22, 1995

Completed shooting December 14, 1994.

Limited Release in United States September 22, 1995

Released in United States October 20, 1995

Fifth feature for Allan Moyle whose previous credits include "The Rubber Gun" (Canada/1977), "Times Square" (USA/1980), "Pump Up the Volume" (USA/1990), and "The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag" (USA/1992).