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Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  20 June 1999 (USA)
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This is a semi-humorous biographical film about the men who made the world of technology what it is today, their struggles during college, the founding of their companies, and the ingenious actions they took to build up the global corporate empires of Apple Computer Corporation and Microsoft Inc. Written by Flotis

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Good artists copy... Great artists steal.

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A Szilícium-völgy kalózai  »

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Steve jobs was later potrayed again in another movie by Ashton Kuchter (Jobs) See more »

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Japan did not manufacture or use Microsoft-run computers when Windows was introduced, China manufactured the computers. Jobs states that his people came back from Japan with computers with the first copies of Windows. See more »

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Steve Jobs: I don't want you to think of this as just a film - some process of converting electrons and magnetic impulses into shapes and figures and sounds. No. Listen to me. We're here to make a dent in the universe. Otherwise, why even be here? We're creating a completely new consciousness, like an artist or poet. That's how you have to think of this. We're rewriting the history of human thought with what we're doing.
Ridley Scott: Right. Well, Steven, at the moment I'm a touch more worried about getting...
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Janja Vujovich is credited as "Post Sound Goddess". See more »

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References Apple Mac: 1984 (1984) See more »

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Written by Joe Walsh and Patick Cullie
Performed by James Gang (as The James Gang)
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Originality spews out of this fine film!!!
23 January 2003 | by (here) – See all my reviews

I saw this on TV. With all the crap in theatres this movie should of made it in. It was so awesome and original. I don't usually like made for TV films but I loved the nastalgic feel of everything. I also love stories about a bunch of kids that the big shots laughed at and ignored, and made millions. I'm a mac freak but I still think Jobes is a jerk for being so fascist with his employees. Anthony Michael Hall rules as Bill Gates. I was so angry to see stupid run of the mill cancer movies from the Life(Death)time channel win all of the emmys this was up for.

Whoever directed this should be doing features for theatres.

Nuff said.


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