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

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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 ...
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Matthew Bernsen ...
Record Store Customer
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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:

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

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$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

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 »

Quotes

Dance Floor DJ #2: The sweet cotton candy kiss of transcendental bliss...
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Referenced in Dream Home (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Protocol
Written by Deryl Dorsett & Stan Dorsett
Performed by Symbiosis
Courtesy of Domestic Recordings
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i have been there
3 December 2001 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland) – See 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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