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Empire (2002)

John Leguizamo (Summer of Sam, Moulin Rouge) stars as Vincent, a drug dealer from the South Bronx who learns harsh lessons about the nature of capitalism when he tries to cross over to “legitimate business” in Manhattan. Peter Sarsgaard (Boys Don’t Cry, Jarhead) and Denise Richards (Wild Thing, The ... (Read All)

Format MPAA Rating Genre
DVD R Drama
DVD Release Date Run Time Distributor
3/18/2003 1 hr. 30 min. Universal Studios Home Video
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Profanity Sex   Violence
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Profanity Details
Words and Instances:
F-word(236), A*s(13), A*shole(3), Balls(2), B*tch(5), Christ(1), Damn(10), D*ck(2), Fag(2), God(21), Goddamn(2), Hell(14), Jesus(1), N*gger(8), P*ssy(1), Sh*t(72)
Profanity Examples in context:
“F*ck your damn self, f*cker.” - “Shut the f*ck up, man.” - “You’re gettin’ your a*s kicked, n*gger.” - “F*cking kill yourself… you a*shole.” - “You want his balls.” - “How’s that, ya dumb b*tch?” - “Jesus Christ, that’s huge.” - “Damn good business man for a faggot.” - “Yo, man, they got my beatin’-off arm… My d*ck don’t like my left hand.” - “Oh, God.” - “Goddamn you!” - “Hell, yeah.” - “What, you got some p*ssy you chasin’ down there or something, son?” - “Ghetto piece of sh*t.” - “They beat the sh*t out of him, kid.” - “I’m f*ckin’ tired of your sh*t, man.”
Sex Details
Sexual Content Overview:
Passionate kissing with female breasts and no nudity. Erotic kissing with female wearing bra and no nudity. Caressing with female breasts. Undressing with female wearing bra and panties.
Sexual Examples in context:
At a party, two topless women kiss each other on the lips. One of the woman is in a bathtub, and the other woman caresses her shoulders. A man kisses a woman on the lips, takes off her shirt, kisses her chest, unzips her pants far enough to reveal her panties, and kisses her stomach; her bra is visible. A woman kisses a shirtless man’s chest. A man caresses a woman’s clothed buttock as she sits on his lap.
Nudity Overview:
Nudity Examples in context:
Violence Details
Violence Content Overview:
Blunt force injuries resulting in blood on body and clothing. Gunshot injuries resulting in blood on body and clothing, bloody wound, blood spurting from wounds, blood splattering, and death with eyes open and closed. General injuries depicted by body and clothing and scarred skin. General injury resulting in death. Witnessing harm to a loved one. Corpses with open eyes and blood on body and clothing. Verbal threats of death.
Violence Examples in Context:
A man punches another man in the face; he has blood on his face and jacket. A man shoots a woman in the head and kills her as her boyfriend watches; she dies with open eyes and blood on her face and shirt. A man with a shotgun shoots another man in the chest; blood spurts in the air, and a bloody wound is visible in his back. A man shoots another man in the head; in the next shot, a large quantity of blood splatters onto a wall. A noise startles a man, and he fires a shot; the scene cuts to a dead boy with blood on his clothing lying on the ground. A man with blood on his face and ear lies in a pool of blood; after several seconds, he closes his eyes and dies. A man has blood on his shirt. A man has scars on his shoulder. A corpse has blood on its face and shirt. A corpse with open eyes lies on the ground. A drug dealer tells one of his men to go home and say goodbye to his family. “Then come back here. Then I’m gonna kill you, you f*ckin’ piece of sh*t.”
Words used as Character Slurs:
F-word(39), A*s(1), A*shole(3), B*tch(4), Chick(1), Crackhead(1), Crazy(3), Dumb(4), Fag(2), Geek(1), Ho(2), Idiot(4), Liar(2), N*gger(7), Nothing(1), Scum(1), Sh*t(6), Snot(1), Spic(2), Stupid(5), Suck(1), White trash(1), Whore(1), General character slurs, General genders slurs, General racist remark
Additional Content
Other content:
Substance abuse. Alcohol abuse. Illegal, dishonest, and disrespectful behavior. Tobacco use. Mature themes, discussions, objects, and places. Product placement.
Smoking illegal drugs. Contact with illegal drugs. Sale of illegal drugs. Driving under the influence. Theft. Fraud. Lying. Mimicking. Spitting. Telling a person to “shut up.” Ethnic stereotyping. Cigarette smoking by main character and adults. Cigar smoking by main character and adults. Themes of death of a loved one, illegal drug dealing, and imprisonment. Discussions of illegal behavior and illegal drugs. Scenes contain blood on person and bloody objects. Scenes take place in bars and a jail. Products include: Carlsberg beer, Lincoln Navigator, Lincoln Town Car, Bacardi, Sony Playstation, Diet Coke, Coors Light, Nike, Cadillac, Mercedes Benz, Domino’s Pizza, Betsey Johnson, British Walkers, National Geographic, Meyer’s Rum, Fortune, Mecca clothing, Marlboro, Newport, Now & Later, Molson Canadian, Empire safes, Armani, Phat Farm, Ford Taurus, Chevrolet Impala, and Panasonic.
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