The 'Empire Records' Quiz
by Staff
It was originally a box office flop and is now something of a cult favorite. How much do you know about "Empire Records?"

Who directed the film?

  • Allan Moyle
  • Tony Ludwig
  • Walt Lloyd

In which year was the film released?

  • 2005
  • 1995
  • 1990

Where was Anthony LaPaglia, who plays Joe, born in real life?

  • Australia
  • Italy
  • Greece

The character Deb does what during the movie?

  • Gets a tattoo on her back
  • Shaves her head
  • Pierces her navel

Liv Tyler's dad is the lead singer for which legendary rock band?

  • Aerosmith
  • Warrant
  • Motley Crue

How many major characters were cut during editing?

  • one
  • two
  • three

In the movie, the characters attempt to save the record store from what?

  • Being evicted from the building
  • Being turned into a franchise
  • Burning to the ground

Years after the movie, Ethan Embry confessed that he had a crush on which actress during filming?

  • Renee Zellweger
  • Liv Tyler
  • Debi Mazar

"Encino Man" starred which actress, who also plays a major role in "Empire Records?"

  • Robin Tunney
  • Renee Zellweger
  • Liv Tyler

Which store employee initially tries to shoplift CDs?

  • Warren
  • Maxwell Caulfield
  • Robin Tunney

On the whole, critics loathed the movie but praised which aspect?

  • The soundtrack
  • The directing
  • The plot

In which U.S. state does the story of "Empire Records" unfold?

  • Delaware
  • Maine
  • New York

Rory Cochrane also stars in what other music-heavy movie?

  • "Dazed and Confused"
  • "Singles"
  • "Flashdance"

What job does Renee Zellweger's character have in the movie?

  • Store cashier
  • Drummer
  • Band groupie

Which actor plays Lucas, who does his best to get back the missing money?

  • Maxwell Caulfield
  • Rory Cochrane
  • Johnny Whitworth

The film's writer, Carol Heikkinen, also wrote the screenplay for which movie?

  • "The Craft"
  • "The Thing Called Love"
  • "Can't Hardly Wait"

Heikkinen wrote the movie based on her experiences as an employee for which store?

  • Tower Records
  • Musicland
  • Camelot Music

How much did "Empire Records" make at the U.S. box office?

  • $300,000
  • $3 million
  • $30 million

What was the film's approximate budget?

  • $10 million
  • $4 million
  • $1 million

How much of the store's money does Lucas lose gambling?

  • $4,000
  • $9,000
  • $13,000

Which band's music is used in the film but NOT included on the soundtrack?

  • The The
  • Poison
  • Gin Blossoms

What problem does Liv Tyler's character (Corey) struggle with during the movie?

  • Gambling
  • Drugs
  • Infidelity

In how many theaters did the movie open?

  • 87
  • 132
  • 490

Why did Warner Bros. change the record label it contracted with to create the soundtrack?

  • So it could find a larger audience for the movie
  • So it could include a Gin Blossoms song
  • So it wouldn't anger Steven Tyler

Which film critic didn't like the movie but predicted that the cast members were probably capable of much better?

  • Roger Ebert
  • Peter Bogdanovich
  • Jean-Luc Godard

What's the first name of the 80s pop singer who stops by the store on a publicity tour?

  • Max
  • Rex
  • Tex

Which artist does NOT have a song on the soundtrack?

  • Juliana Hatfield
  • Evan Dando
  • Toad the Wet Sprocket

In one of the film's more memorable scenes, which character physically assaults Lucas?

  • Joe
  • Mark
  • A.J.

Liv Tyler sings background vocals on which of the soundtrack's songs?

  • "Free"
  • "A Girl Like You"
  • "The Ballad of El Gordo"

After "Empire Records," which movie catapulted Renee Zellweger to enormous fame?

  • "Dazed and Confused"
  • "Jerry Maguire"
  • "Reality Bites"