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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Ferreira ...
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Elizabeth Sun ...
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Dmitri Ponce ...
Guy (as Dmitri from the Lower Haight)
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Aaron Langridge ...
Joe
Wendy Turner-Low ...
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
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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raver | rave | warehouse | dj | ecstasy | See more »

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Drama | Music

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

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19 October 2000 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

A Festa Rave  »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

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 »

Goofs

At the climatic end of the party, while John Digweed is spinning, the record that is seen playing is "Virtua Trancer". This is not the actual producer/song. The track that is heard is "Bluebottle" by P.O.B. on the Platipus label. See more »

Quotes

[the party organizers are discussing the area surrounding their warehouse]
Guy: Oh, wait a minute, I got one more thing.
Ernie: What's that?
Guy: Police station's three blocks away.
Ernie: Remember: no obstacles... only challenges.
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References Wheel of Fortune (1983) See more »

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Denis' Loop
Written by Lew Baldwin
Performed by Creepy
Courtesy of Lew Baldwin Music
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Good movie
28 July 2000 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

This movie was pretty good, but it had some parts that I did not like. For instance, another comment, below me, said that a rave is not a time to reflect, and I agree. While it is a time to turn lose, and be yourself, you do not go through a whole, "as drunks call it, a moment of enlightenment"-pulp fiction. When you are rolling, you feel more like touching and feeling, like Colin, rather than talking and expressing. However, a good aspect is that the drugs played a big part in reluctant first-time ravers. It allowed them to leave their inhabitions at the door. Also, if you want a deeper film about the rave scene, check out "Be77er living through circuitry." It is a documentry with great music, visuals, and insight. For those who like fiction, and scripts, see this.

8/10


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