Duke of Groove

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Duke of Groove
Directed byGriffin Dunne
Produced byJana Sue Memel
Written byAdam Brooks
Griffin Dunne
StarringTobey Macguire
Kate Capshaw
Kiefer Sutherland
Uma Thurman
Music bySwell
CinematographyJohn J. Campbell
Chanticleer Films
Release date
  • May 8, 1996 (1996-05-08)
Running time
32 minutes
CountryUnited States

Duke of Groove is a 1996 American short film directed by Griffin Dunne. It was nominated for Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.[1] [2]


A mother (Kate Capshaw) takes her teenage son (Tobey Macguire) to a party, to make sure he will not be at home when father leaves the family for good.



American rock band Swell also appears in the film and contribute to the music.[3]


  1. ^ "DUKE OF GROOVE, THE(1996)". October 16, 2016.
  2. ^ Jackie Chan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Present Short Film Oscars®-YouTube
  3. ^ "FILM REVIEW; A Teen-Age Boy's Rude Awakening". October 16, 2016.

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