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Groove (2000)

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

Director:

Greg Harrison

Writer:

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 Wendy Turner ... Lisa (as Wendy Turner-Low)
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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Something's going down in the underground. 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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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

Guy: Why do you do this to yourself? Don't even get paid, risk getting arrested, for what?
Ernie: You don't know?
Guy: No.
Ernie: The Nod.
Guy: The Nod?
Ernie: Happens to me at least once every party. Some guy comes up to me and says "Thank you for making this happen... I needed this. This really meant something to me." And they nod... and I nod back.
Guy: [scoffs] ... That's it?
Ernie: That's it.
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Connections

References Wheel of Fortune (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Underneath a Red Moon
(DJ Die & Suv Mix)
Written by N'Dea Davenport (as N. Davenport) & Colin Wolfe (as C. Wolfe)
Performed by N'Dea Davenport
Courtesy of V2 Records
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Outstanding, magnificent soundtrack, great visualization
7 May 2001 | by matlock-6See all my reviews

This is probably the closest you can come to experiencing a real rave without actually attending one. I can't understand user comments about poor acting, as I felt that everyone did a very good job here. The story centers around a group of people looking to have a harmless good time, with a number of side-characters. The rave organizer story is great, and the gay couple who can't find where the happening is is absolutely hilarious. The strongest part of the film is the magnificent soundtrack, and appearances by some of the best (and most underappreciated) DJ's around, John Digweed, Pollywog, etc. If you're at all into techno/rave music, just rent this for the great tunes. And you might find that you also enjoy the storyline.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2000 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Groove 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

Gross USA:

$1,115,313

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,162,001
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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