Empire Records

Continuity mistake: When Warren is being arrested for shop lifting you see his jacket is zipped up and then it cuts to AJ, Joe, and Lucas, and when it cuts back to him it partially unzipped. Then it's zipped up again.

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the film all the lights get switched off. However, when AJ and Mark arrive for work, the lights have miraculously turned back on (check the rows of lights outside the store).


Continuity mistake: When Debra is making the buttons, they focus on her making one, and you can see the stupid one already in the basket. Then they focus on her making the same stupid button next, when it was already in the basket before.

Continuity mistake: When they are preparing for the concert, the girls are setting up stuff on both sides of the entrance door (inside and outside). In all shots, the credit card stickers are in the same place, in the left corner of the right door, whereas they should switch sides for the inside and outside shots. It's most noticeable because of the huge Amex sticker on the right.


Continuity mistake: When everyone is waiting for the police to come and arrest Warren he keeps losing and re-finding his jacket. Mark, Lucas, and Warren are all dancing for everyone on the couch. In each shot that switches between the trio and the people on the couch, Warren's jacket is on and the off and then on again.

Continuity mistake: When Eddie is examining Mark's CD, he takes his magnifying glasses off. They pan to a shot of the back of his head where he takes them off again.

Continuity mistake: There is a scene where everyone is dancing. It's towards the end but not at the very end. One of the employees of the record store takes his shirt off. Then the camera cuts back and you see the entire group of people dancing. If you look at him he has his shirt back on. Then a couple of shots later he has it back off again.

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Warren Beaty: Who glued these quarters to the floor?
A.J.: I did.
Warren: Why the hell for, man?
A.J.: I don't feel that I need to explain my art to you, Warren.

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Trivia: Just after Lucas tells Joe he's a 'superb manager', Joe drags him off to beat him up in his office. When he takes him into the back, you see a girl standing in the doorway. She is the same girl you see when Mark and AJ enter the store at the beginning. Her character was called Lily and she was cut out of the film. Her name is also still in the credits.

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