A decaying New England town is the backdrop for its unique citizens, led by unassuming restaurant manager Miles Roby.
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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 8 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »
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 Grace Roby 2 episodes, 2005
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 Jimmy Minty 2 episodes, 2005
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 Cindy Whiting 2 episodes, 2005
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 Zack Minty 2 episodes, 2005
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 Father Tom 2 episodes, 2005
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 Bill Daws 2 episodes, 2005
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 Young Miles 2 episodes, 2005
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David Altshuler ...
 Inspector 2 episodes, 2005
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 Mrs. Rodrigue 2 episodes, 2005
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 Miles at 20 Years 2 episodes, 2005
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 Justice of the Peace 2 episodes, 2005
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 Man at Bar 2 episodes, 2005
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 Man on Beach 2 episodes, 2005
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 Young Policeman 2 episodes, 2005
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 Man in bar 2 episodes, 2005
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 Charlie Mayne 2 episodes, 2005
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A drama that swoops in on Empire Falls, an economically depressed mill town in Maine, and lifetime resident Miles Roby, who's run the town's top restaurant for some twenty years. Miles is surrounded by his newly thin wife, meddling father, and hostile boss. Written by Anonymous

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Every small town has a big story

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Drama | Romance

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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28 May 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A múlt fogságában  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jerry Goldsmith agreed to do the score, but died before he was able to finish it. See more »

Goofs

When Miles and Tick are sitting at the restaurant bar, the camera cuts from the two of them to a close up. When it returns a Sprite can magically appears in front of Tick. See more »

Quotes

Max Roby: [to Miles] To tell you the truth, I would rather have a complete idiot for a child than an ingrate.
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Connections

Featured in The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Something About What Happens When We Talk
Written & Performed by Lucinda Williams
Courtesy of Chameleon Records and Elektra Entertainment Group
by arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Good Representation of Small Town Maine
29 May 2005 | by (Skowhegan, ME) – See all my reviews

I live about 150 yards from the "Empire Grill" depicted in this movie. I think Richard Russo did a great job of painting the lifestyles and economic status of central Maine. It seems like there is a business going under every week up here.

Paul Newman and Ed Harris are spectacular in the movie (as with everything else they do). Being a "Mainah" and having to listen to some of the fake accents as Hollywood thinks we talk up here is kind of annoying. Helen Hunt does a terrible accent - sound more like she's from Brooklyn instead of central Maine.

Great picture. I guess it was worth the interruptions they caused in our small town a couple of summers ago!


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