“Damn the Man! Save the Empire!” The misfits running an indie record shop band together to battle the corporate greed machine threatening to buy up the sonic sanctuary in this beloved Nineties cult classic. The director of Pump Up the Volume cranks it up another notch with this guilty pleasure featuring Liv Tyler, Anthony La Paglia, Ethan Embry, Robin Tunney and a never-better Renee Zellweger as the sexually risky Gina.
Ladened with with a 90s alt-rock score featuring Gin Blossoms, the Cranberries, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Cracker, Evan Dando & Better Than Ezra, the film harkens back to the era when punk collided with pop intersecting into grunge. Soon to be a Broadway musical, EMPIRE RECORDS will leave y’all yelping “Happy Rex Manning Day!”
Directed by Allan Moyle. 1995. 106 min. 35mm.
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