Empire Falls

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Overview

This two-part HBO miniseries is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Richard Russo. Having long since sacrificed youthful ideals and values to remain in his New England hometown for the sake of his family, middle-aged Miles Roby Ed Harris finds his "secure" little world disintegrating when his wife, Janine Helen Hunt, divorces him. Equally vexing is the emotional and financial pressure exerted by domineering town matriarch Francine Whiting Joanne Woodward, who owns among other things the Empire Grill, the...
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Overview

This two-part HBO miniseries is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Richard Russo. Having long since sacrificed youthful ideals and values to remain in his New England hometown for the sake of his family, middle-aged Miles Roby Ed Harris finds his "secure" little world disintegrating when his wife, Janine Helen Hunt, divorces him. Equally vexing is the emotional and financial pressure exerted by domineering town matriarch Francine Whiting Joanne Woodward, who owns among other things the Empire Grill, the little diner that Ed has run for several years. As he reflects on what he considers to be a wasted life, Ed flashes back to memories of his curmudgeonly father, Max Paul Newman, who also executive-produced the miniseries; his long-dead mother, Grace Robin Wright Penn; his scapegrace brother, David Aidan Quinn; his blossoming daughter "Tick" Danielle Panabaker; and Francine's late husband, C.B. Whiting Philip Seymour Hoffman. Also tied in with Miles's reminiscences is the spectacular saga of the rise and fall of Empire Falls, a once-prosperous mill town that has fallen into disrepair -- as have the town's once-rigid and inviolate social barriers. Despite the initial bleakness of Miles' plight, and the revelation of innumerable family skeletons as the plot progresses, the story is ultimately both heartwarming and life-affirming. Filmed on location in Maine, Empire Falls originally aired on May 28 and 29, 2005.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/28/2007
  • UPC: 026359443626
  • Original Release: 2005
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  • Source: Hbo Home Video
  • Time: 4:00:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ed Harris Miles Roby
Danielle Panabaker Tick Roby
Joanne Woodward Francine Whiting
Paul Newman Max Roby
Helen Hunt Janine Roby
Aidan Quinn David Roby
William Fichtner Jimmy Minty
Dennis Farina Walt Comeau
Philip Seymour Hoffman Charlie Mayne
Robin Wright Grace Roby
Nesbitt Blaisdell Father Tom
Adam Le Fevre Father Mark
Stephen Mendillo Bill Daws
Larry Pine Otto Mayer
Miles Chandler Young Miles
Matt Blumm Miles at 20 Years
Carey Lowell Francine at 40 Years
Kortney Adams Nurse
David Altshuler Building Inspector
Doree A. Austin Mrs. Rodrigues
Michael Brockman Justice of the Peace
Matthew Dixon Banker
Bradley J. Van Dussen Man on Beach
Troy Faucher Young Policeman
Bryant R. Garrett Thank You Patron
Stephen E. Hodgdon Strong Bagger #1
James K. Small Strong Bagger #2
Birdie Katz Frowzy Woman
Wilma Keem Housekeeper
Tina Konstantoulaki Maud
June Marie Krumholz DMV Clerk
Gail R. Pelotte DMV Clerkette
Scott Riccio DMV Patron
David Montgomery Fisherman
Dan Pleva Slick Man
Delia Robertson Candace
Timothy J. Ryan Brian
Linda Saulter Secretary
Adam L. Sirois Secretary
Tony Takacs Justin
Emily Wachtel Florida Bartender
Kaile R. Warren Jr. Workman
Claire Winters Young Cindy
Harold Withee Waiter
Kate Burton Cindy Whiting
Jeffrey DeMunn Horace
Estelle Parsons Bea
Theresa Russell Charlene
Lou Taylor Pucci John Voss
Trevor Morgan Zack Minty
Technical Credits
Fred Schepisi Director, Executive Producer
Ian Baker Cinematographer
Paul Grabowsky Score Composer
Avy Kaufman Casting
Evyen Klean Musical Direction/Supervision
Paul Newman Executive Producer
Marc E. Platt Executive Producer
Richard Russo Screenwriter
Scott Steindorff Executive Producer
William Teitler Producer
Kate Williams Editor
Stuart Wurtzel Production Designer
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  • Posted January 28, 2011

    A great storyline

    Brilliant acting; brilliant directing; brilliant movie. Talent galore. Story well told through acting, cinema photography, etc....

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