This rocking, slice-of-life comedy examines one so-strange-it's-normal day at a busy record store, from the manager's attempts to cope with his bizarre young staff to the loves, lusts and whinings of his slacker clerks. From the director of "Pump Up the Volume."
Empire Records is a small music store staffed by a diverse bunch of slackers. As the teens sort out the various crises in their lives, they soon discover their jobs are on the line. This is because the giant franchise Music Town wants to buy out the independent Empire. Can the grungy staff avoid the specter of capitalism -- and keep their jobs intact?
"Well, look at Sinéad O'Rebellion. Shock me, shock me, shock me with that deviant behavior." -- Gina (RENEE ZELLWEGER) to Debra (ROBIN TUNNEY), who has shaved her head.