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Groove (2000)

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

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Greg Harrison

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Greg Harrison
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Ferreira Chris Ferreira ... Bill
Mackenzie Firgens ... Harmony
Elizabeth Sun Elizabeth Sun ... Maggie
Steve Van Wormer ... Ernie
Dmitri Ponce Dmitri Ponce ... Guy (as Dmitri from the Lower Haight)
Ari Gold ... Cliff
Aaron Langridge Aaron Langridge ... Joe
Wendy Turner-Low Wendy Turner-Low ... Lisa
Bradley K. Ross Bradley K. Ross ... Aaron (as Bradley Ross)
Rachel True ... Beth
Denny Kirkwood Denny Kirkwood ... Colin
Matthew Bernsen Matthew Bernsen ... Record Store Customer
Bing Ching Bing Ching ... DJ Snaz
Jeff Witzke ... Neil
Jill Jose 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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are you feeling it? See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2000 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A Festa Rave See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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Connections

References Wheel of Fortune (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Analogue Butter Water
Written by Hampton, Howard, D. Dorsett & S. Dorsett
Performed by W
Courtesy of Zoëmagik
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Good movie
28 July 2000 | by cofemugSee 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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