EmpireDirector: Franc. Reyes
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A man who has made good in an illegal business discovers going straight is a more complicated matter than he imagined in this urban drama. Victor Rosa (John Leguizamo) is a drug dealer who has made a small fortune selling a heroin-based drug cocktail he's concocted called "Empire." Victor doesn't see himself as a dope pusher; instead, he considers himself an entrepreneur and a businessman who is simply making the most of the economic opportunities presented to him in the ghetto. Through his girlfriend Carmen (Delilah Cotto), Victor makes the acquaintance of Jack Wimmer (Peter Sarsgaard), an upscale investment banker who admires Victor's business savvy and street smarts. Victor is interested in getting out of drug dealing and into a legitimate business, and when Jack offers Victor the chance to buy into a new business, Victor eagerly accepts and makes a good profit in the deal. After this, Victor is all the more enthusiastic when Jack gives him the opportunity to invest in a much bigger project; the price, however, is more than Victor can afford, and he has to borrow from another high-stakes drug dealer, La Columbiana (Isabella Rossellini) in order to make the nut. It isn't long before Victor learns La Columbiana is not a good person to be in debt to -- and that Jack may not be all he imagined him to be. Empire marked the directorial debut of dancer and choreographer Franc Reyes; the supporting cast includes Denise Richards, Sonia Braga, Ruben Blades, and rapper Fat Joe.
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- Universal Studios
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- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Cast & Crew
|Isabella Rossellini||La Columbiana|
|Anthony "Treach" Criss||Actor|
|Steven Beer||Executive Producer|
|Rubén Blades||Score Composer|
|Robert B. Campbell||Executive Producer|
|Jill Footlick||Executive Producer|
|Peter C. Frank||Editor|
|Ted Glass||Production Designer|
|Evan Lamberg||Executive Producer|
|John Leguizamo||Executive Producer|
|Frank White||Art Director|
1. Créditos Iniciales [2:19]
2. El Empresario [3:13]
3. Problemas [4:59]
4. Respeto [3:38]
5. Carmen [5:58]
6. Jack y Trish [4:56]
7. Una Bala en la Espalda [5:10]
8. Guerra [5:42]
9. Algo Seguro [6:12]
10. Soho [4:35]
11. El Nuevo Vic [5:50]
12. Inversionista Intelligente [3:51]
13. La Colombiana [4:08]
14. La Manera Jimmy [7:58]
15. Una Charla con Trish [3:18]
16. Jimmy Tiene Que Morir [7:53]
17. Engañado [8:03]
18. La Venganza [5:42]
19. Las Consecuencias [2:08]
20. Créditos Finales [3:30]
Cómo Se Realizó "Empire"
Estreno de "Empire" en Los Ángeles
Avance de la Pista Musical de "Empire"
702 - "I Still Love You"
Rachel - "Best Thing"
Mobb Deep - "Beyond White Lines"
Jose - "J.O.S.E."
DMX - "Fame"
India.Arie - "Slow Down"
Ironclad - "I Seen It All"
India - "Welcome to My Empire"
Jon Secada - "My Life (Through the Spirit in Your Eyes)"
Luis Fonsi - "Amante"
Angel Lopez - "As I Stand Alone"
India - "Te Invito a Mi Imperio (Welcome to My Empire; Spanish)"
Jene - "I Will Remember Your Smile"
Trailer Cinematográfico en Español
Notas de Producción
Reparto y Realizadores
Material Incluido en el DVD-Rom
Idiomas Hablados: Español 5.1
Idiomas Hablados: English 5.1
Idiomas Hablados: Français 5.1
Subtítulos Para Personas con Problemas Auditivos: Ingles
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In this movie John Leguizamo's character is different than say from Moulin Rouge or Ice Age. It has a lot of action and drama in it. The end is SOOOO sad. It is a great movie! If you want to see something exciting and leaving you on the edge of your seat this is definently the movie for you!!!
An uneducated Puerto Rican drug lord from the Bronx is looking for a way out of the drug game so that he and his family can live a better life. In the process, an up tight white business man betrays him. This was called Carlito's Way the first time I saw it. I've got to be totally honest ... As a Puerto Rican from the Bronx, I'm tired of movies like this that support these stereotypes of our people. I'm also tired of the stereotypes these movies create for white people in this country. This movie has been done before and (I personally think) creates more problems in the long run. This holds especially true for young latinos who look at this movie as some source of inspiration.
This movie isn't for the viewer who has a problem watching violent, bloody action scenes. It's a realistic look inside the world of a bigtime drug dealer in the South Bronx. The soundtrack is HOT. The action is constant. There is nothing pretentious about this movie, and that's what makes it great.