Empire Movie

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Who's Involved:

John Leguizamo, Peter Sarsgaard, Ruben Blades, Franc Reyes, Fat Joe, Denise Richards, Isabella Rossellini, Sonia Braga, Nestor Serrano, Vincent Laresca, Treach, Carlos Leon, Delilah Cotto

strong violence, pervasive language, drug content, and some sexuality
Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

Victor Rosa (John Leguizamo) is all about the mighty dollar and fashions himself as a businessman on par with Rockefeller, Carnegie, and Bill Gates. With an iron fist, he runs a successful "street pharmaceutical" business that peddles a heroin mix he has named Empire. His beautiful fiancée, Carmen, a Baruch College student, befriends a classmate with an investment-banker boyfriend, Jack Wimmer. Victor meets Jack, and they instantly connect. Both are hard-core businessmen from two different sides of the legal fence. When Jack offers Victor a piece of the action on the stock market, he sees his ticket out of the violent streets of the South Bronx and jumps at the opportunity. But there is a bigger price to be paid than clean money for his gorgeous new Soho lifestyle. For the first time, Victor is confronted with a price tag that he will find difficult to pay.

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Who stars in Empire: Cast List

Violent Night, The Menu  

American Violence, Altitude  

The Batman, Lovelace  

The Incredibles 2, Joy  

Safe House, Assassination Tango  

Secretariat, The Day After Tomorrow  

Gemini Lounge, El Cantante  


Feel Rich: Health is the New Wealth, Scary Movie 3  



Shotgun Wedding, Wonder  

Who's making Empire: Crew List

A look at the Empire behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Franc Reyes last directed The Ministers and Illegal Tender.


Franc Reyes


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Production: What we know about Empire?

Filming Timeline

  1. 1969 - December: The film was set to Completed  status.

Empire Release Date: When was the film released?

Empire was a release in 2002 on Friday, December 6, 2002. There were 4 other movies released on the same date, including Equilibrium, To End All Wars and Analyze That.

Empire DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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Empire was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, March 18, 2003 .

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