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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Ferreira ... Bill
... Harmony
Elizabeth Sun ... Maggie
... Ernie
Dmitri Ponce ... Guy (as Dmitri from the Lower Haight)
... Cliff
Aaron Langridge ... Joe
Wendy Turner-Low ... Lisa
Bradley K. Ross ... Aaron (as Bradley Ross)
... Beth
Denny Kirkwood ... Colin
Matthew Bernsen ... Record Store Customer
Bing Ching ... DJ Snaz
... Neil
... Monique
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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 USA:

$55,946, 11 June 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,114,943, 12 November 2000
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Trivia

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

The young DJ takes the stage for the second time, but a shot from the dance floor shows a different DJ on stage spinning records. See more »

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Cliff: Pot and beer. They fuck you up. This enhances you. Heightened awareness of your senses, especially touch, a feeling of connection... openness... honesty. It's like being a kid.
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Quiero
Written by Dmitri Ponce
Performed by Dmitri Ponce (as Baby D Love)
Courtesy of Twacky Tracks
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Groove is the best rave movie EVER
16 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

The comment below me couldn't be more wrong about rolling and talking and expressing yourself. I have been rolling for 7 years now...and I have expressed myself very fully while doing it. There are moments when I don't even feel like touching and feeling and blah blah blah...there are moments I would rather sit and talk then touch and feel. A rave is a great time to reflect, if you can find a quiet enough spot to do it in...yes that is difficult at times at parties, but it is possible. The below comment is so wrong it insulted me. I wasn't even a member of this site, I registered specifically to make sure that people know not to listen to the foolish comment below. That person is WRONG. I have reflected a lot at raves in the past 6 years that I have been in the scene, I have talked and expressed myself more than I can even say in the 7 years that I have been doing E. This movie is the BEST depiction of a rave, ever. It makes you feel like you're there, the end is better than any other rave movie I have ever seen (GO pretty much sucked) and um...yea, I love Groove because of the way it truthfully depicts not only the scene, but the feelings involved in the scene and in rolling. This movie is TRUE. Period.


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