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Groove (2000)

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An inside look into one night in the San Francisco underground rave scene.

Director:

Greg Harrison

Writer:

Greg Harrison
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Ferreira Chris Ferreira ... Bill
Mackenzie Firgens ... Harmony
Elizabeth Sun Elizabeth Sun ... Maggie
Steve Van Wormer ... Ernie
Dmitri Ponce Dmitri Ponce ... Guy (as Dmitri from the Lower Haight)
Ari Gold ... Cliff
Aaron Langridge Aaron Langridge ... Joe
Wendy Turner Wendy Turner ... Lisa (as Wendy Turner-Low)
Bradley K. Ross Bradley K. Ross ... Aaron (as Bradley Ross)
Rachel True ... Beth
Denny Kirkwood Denny Kirkwood ... Colin
Matthew Bernsen Matthew Bernsen ... Record Store Customer
Bing Ching Bing Ching ... DJ Snaz
Jeff Witzke ... Neil
Jill Jose Jill Jose ... Monique
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Storyline

On Friday, a single e-mail blips through the Internet. The word spreads quickly through the city: the party is on. Saturday evening, two hundred people secretly converge at an abandoned San Francisco warehouse. As the sun sets the records start spinning, setting into motion a night that no one will forget. Meet David Turner, a Midwest transplant. He moved to the city with aspirations of starting his career as a writer but his hopes have stalled. After four years he finds himself writing instruction manuals for a computer company. Overworked and with little social life, David spends his time alone, his dream of being a novelist a distant memory. That night, his brother Colin Turner invites him to GROOVE. Colin has a surprise for his new girlfriend, young raver sprite Harmony Stitts, and he wants David there. David reluctantly agrees and is shocked when Colin proposes to Harmony at the party. In the ensuing celebration, they take Ecstasy and suddenly, David is thrust into the world of ... Written by Gregory Harrison

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Something's going down in the underground. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2000 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A Festa Rave See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$55,946, 11 June 2000

Gross USA:

$1,115,313

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,162,001
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The featured or "Headliner" DJ who gives the young DJ Spaz the Bedrock anthem record at the end of the film really is John Digweed. See more »

Goofs

The young DJ takes the stage for the second time, but a shot from the dance floor shows a different DJ on stage spinning records. See more »

Quotes

Title Card: [Anthony spies Colin after a drugged-up tryst with him]
Anthony Mitchell: Hey Colin. Maybe I'll see you out again sometime. Wanna give me your number, or...?
Colin Turner: Look. I don't normally... do that sort of thing, OK?
Anthony Mitchell: What, you don't have a phone?
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Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Rave Parties in Movies (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Moogman
Written by Mike Buchanan
Performed by Parallax
Courtesy of Wideload Records
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i have been there
3 December 2001 | by iainwatsonSee all my reviews

Just seen 'Groove' for the first time on pay-per-view, after forgetting that it was even made... just remembered about it after seeing it in the cable guide tonight.

Holy crap - they certainly did their homework. I have been in almost every one of the situations in the film at least once over the past 9 years (i've been doing this way too long). Trying to find parties @ 4am, inviting everyone in a club back to my folks house for breakfast, overdoing it too much and becoming comatose, thanking promoters for the "best party ever", sponging tunes of big name DJs, losing it on the dancefloor. Without a doubt the most accurate Rave film I've seen so far (not that there's many too choose from of course).

Some observations - I am the male version of Leyla, too much Trance, US candy kids are hilarious, I recongised Brian B from Hyperreal spinning in the chill room and was like "I'm sure I've seen that guy before" then got it confirmed in the credits, the Asian DJ kid is hilarious at the end, Digweed can't act for toffee.


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