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

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Chris Ferreira ...
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Harmony
Elizabeth Sun ...
Maggie
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Dmitri Ponce ...
Guy (as Dmitri from the Lower Haight)
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Aaron Langridge ...
Joe
Wendy Turner-Low ...
Lisa
Bradley K. Ross ...
Aaron (as Bradley Ross)
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Denny Kirkwood ...
Matthew Bernsen ...
Record Store Customer
Bing Ching ...
DJ Snaz
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Neil
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Monique
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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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Rated R for drug use, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$55,946, 11 June 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,114,943, 12 November 2000
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All the other DJs playing throughout the movie are notable real-life West Coast DJs, particularly Polywog, Forest Green, and WishFM. WishFM also served as the music supervisor for the movie under his real name, Wade Randolph Hampton. See more »

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Midway through the movie after the police man gets a tour of the "company" he is holding a bottle of water that is nearly full, but a few seconds later when he takes a drink, the bottle is nearly empty. See more »

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Cliff: Pot and beer. They fuck you up. This enhances you. Heightened awareness of your senses, especially touch, a feeling of connection... openness... honesty. It's like being a kid.
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We Are Connected
Written by John David Moyer & Stephen Kay
Performed by Jondi & Spesh
Courtesy of Looq Records
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4 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

I've never been to a rave before, so I can't say anything about how realistic this film is.

I've also never used drugs before, but I really liked the way drug use was portrayed in the movie... One of the characters mentions that when it comes to drugs, it's best to be "baked not fried," which I interpreted as "using not abusing." The parallel threads we see evolve throughout the film observe people who don't use drugs at all, others who use them, and others who abuse them... All but the last case end up decidedly happy and content. But the film also remains very open minded and non-judgemental about the abusers; it refuses to condemn them, but rather it simply shows the results of what they do and allows the audience to form an opinion of these people on their own.

Another interesting theme I noticed was the fact that although raves are a great experience, there might be more to life than having a good time... One of the ravers explains how she has spent her entire life going to raves and has enjoyed herself, but somehow feels unsatisfied about what she's doing with her life. The idea that people must face fear in their lives in order to be content is presented, but a conclusion is never made, once again allowing the audience to use the film as "food for thought" and figure it out on their own terms.

The soundtrack to the film is great, as are the visuals... The movie has a very energetic feel to it that really made me want to be at a rave, even though I might not end up liking it.

If you want an interesting slice of American filmmaking and generational portraits from the 1950's, 70's, and 90's, I suggest consecutively viewing American Graffiti, Dazed and Confused, and this film. All of these films are done in a fairly similar style (following multiple story threads at the same time, being non-judgemental about the characters) and have a very feel-good atmosphere about them while still portraying the atmosphere, lifestyle, and challenges of a generation in a very interesting and entertaining way.


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