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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Ferreira ...
Elizabeth Sun ...
Dmitri Ponce ...
Guy (as Dmitri from the Lower Haight)
Aaron Langridge ...
Wendy Turner-Low ...
Bradley K. Ross ...
Aaron (as Bradley Ross)
Denny Kirkwood ...
Matthew Bernsen ...
Record Store Customer
Bing Ching ...
DJ Snaz


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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Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

19 October 2000 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

A Festa Rave  »

Filming Locations:

Box Office


$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$55,946 (USA) (9 June 2000)


$1,114,943 (USA) (10 November 2000)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Todd: Dude... When did you get all Haight-Ashbury on me? I mean - you used to listen to Nitzer-Ebb!
Cliff: I was 12, and I was a Nazi.
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Referenced in Dream Home (2010) See more »


This Is Insanity
Written by Doug Hill & Greg Sargent
Performed by DJ Baggadonuts
Courtesy of Donut Records
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Outstanding, magnificent soundtrack, great visualization
7 May 2001 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

This is probably the closest you can come to experiencing a real rave without actually attending one. I can't understand user comments about poor acting, as I felt that everyone did a very good job here. The story centers around a group of people looking to have a harmless good time, with a number of side-characters. The rave organizer story is great, and the gay couple who can't find where the happening is is absolutely hilarious. The strongest part of the film is the magnificent soundtrack, and appearances by some of the best (and most underappreciated) DJ's around, John Digweed, Pollywog, etc. If you're at all into techno/rave music, just rent this for the great tunes. And you might find that you also enjoy the storyline.

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