Empire

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A drug kingpin is offered a clean life when a stock broker offers him a cut of the stock market action. But the kingpin soon learns that people remain people regardless of their surroundings and must rely upon his street smarts to survive.

Specifications

Studio Universal
SKU 40217651
UPC 025192305320
UPC 14 00025192305320
Format DVD
Release Date 6/24/2008
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
2.35:1
Actors
Name Leguizamo,John
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Directors
Name Franc Reyes
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Cast & Crew
Denise Richards - Actor
Isabella Rossellini - Actor
John Leguizamo - Actor
Sonia Braga - Actor
Vincent Laresca - Actor
Peter Sarsgaard - Actor
Kramer Morgenthau - Cinematographer
Franc Reyes - Director
Peter C. Frank - Editor
Ruben Blades - Original Music
Daniel Bigel - Producer
Michael Mailer - Producer
Franc Reyes - Writer
Reviews
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Empire comes so close to working that you can see there from here. It has the right approach and the right opening premise, but it lacks the zest and it goes for a plot twist instead of trusting the material. I recently saw Goodfellas again, and this film is similar; they're both about the rise and fall of a gangster, narrated by himself, and complicated by a wife who walks out when she catches him with another woman. And Empire has a story hook that could have transformed this story into another classic.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 7
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1
Product Attributes
Actor Leguizamo,John
Label Mca Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle A gangster movie with the capacity to surprise.
Chris Gore, Film Threat An entertaining, colorful, action-filled crime story with an intimate heart.
Annlee Ellingson, Boxoffice Magazine Victor is a great character, played with macho zeal by Leguizamo.

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