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Victor is trying to escape his life as a drug dealer in the South Bronx. Enter Jack, a Wall Street investment banker with a business proposal that has Victor's name written all over it. Denise Richards, Fat Joe, Isabella Rossellini, John Leguizamo, Peter Sarsgaard, Sonia Braga, and Treach. Year: 2002 Audio commentary by director Franc Reyes; Making-of; Deleted scenes; Theatrical trailer. Original Language: English.
Victor is trying to escape his life as a drug dealer in the South Bronx. Enter Jack, a Wall Street investment banker with a business proposal that has Victor's name written all over it. Denise Richards, Fat Joe, Isabella Rossellini, John Leguizamo, Peter Sarsgaard, Sonia Braga, and Treach. Year: 2002 Audio commentary by director Franc Reyes; Making-of; Deleted scenes; Theatrical trailer. Original Language: English.
025192305320
John Leguizamo - Empire

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Format: DVD
Label: MHV
Catalog: 1023053
Rel. Date: 03/18/2003
UPC: 025192305320

Empire
Artist: John Leguizamo
Format: DVD
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Victor is trying to escape his life as a drug dealer in the South Bronx. Enter Jack, a Wall Street investment banker with a business proposal that has Victor's name written all over it. Denise Richards, Fat Joe, Isabella Rossellini, John Leguizamo, Peter Sarsgaard, Sonia Braga, and Treach. Year: 2002 Audio commentary by director Franc Reyes; Making-of; Deleted scenes; Theatrical trailer. Original Language: English.

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John Leguizamo stars as Benny Blanco, er… Victor Rosa, a South Bronx drugmini-kingpin in "Empire," Franc Reyes' Latino spin on the now-familiarurban crime story. As Rosa, Leguizamo brings his considerable comedic timingand talents to the serious anti-hero as he tries to go legit after meeting aprepster investment banker (Peter Sarsgaard) and his generic white ho girlfriend(generic white ho Denise Richards). Persistent voice-over feels like a bit ofa cheat and hampers the pacing. There are the typical gangster tropes of double-crossesand gunplay and getting sucked back in to extralegal affairs. Fans of Leguizamoand the genre should enjoy it, but casual viewers should stand clear.
        
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