Directed by: Allan Moyle
Writing credits: Carol Heikkinen
Movie Genre: Drama/Comedy
Running Time: 90 minutes
Empire Records is a 1995 feature film directed by Allan Moyle.
The events of the film take place within a single day. Empire Records, an independently owned record shop, is about to be sold to the Music Town corporation by its owner to become another run-of-the-mill chain store.
Lucas attempts to save the day by taking a gamble with the store's sales proceeds, but ends up making things worse when he loses it all.
Rex Manning, an arrogant singer, shows up for an in-store promotional appearance that day, and a local teenager attempts to steal merchandise.
The employees, who see Empire as a second home and their co-workers as something of a second family, are also experiencing difficulties in their personal lives and relationships with one another.
Upon learning of the store's looming fate, the employees and their boss, Joe Reaves, band together to save it.
Tagline: Open 'til Midnight.