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Groove (2000)

R  |   |  Drama, Music  |  19 October 2000 (Germany)
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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 ...
Aaron (as Bradley Ross)
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Matthew Bernsen ...
Record Store Customer
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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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Rated R for drug use, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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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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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

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 »

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Work 2
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Just a Really Good Vibe
21 July 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was entirely too much fun.

In many ways, it reminded me of "Dazed & Confused," or "Go," but it was done so much better, both in characters, character development, and the best ending of all three films.

The movie is about a Rave, pure and simple, in modern day San Francisco. The characters are real, the acting is really surprisingly good, and the cultural statements are just beautiful. I do believe this marks the first film appearance of Red Bull energy drink.

The movie itself is like a rave. Loud, by in a flash, and you find yourself wishing you could just say good-night to all the characters one more time before the evening is over. But then it is, and you're left with just a really good vibe.

This movie was just a really good vibe. See it with a bunch of friends, and get your groove on.


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