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Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |   |  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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At the 1999 Macworld conference, shortly after the premiere of this TV movie, the introductory comments were made not by Steve Jobs, but by Noah Wyle, reprising his role in this movie. The real Jobs emerged shortly after and traded jokes with Wyle. See more »

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When Wozniak accidentally sets fire to his computer made from spare parts, just as the local newspaper arrives to cover the story, a brief shot of the newspaper article (Boy Laughs as Computer Burns) follows, part of the text states "Steve's freind Steve Jobs" - with 'friend' misspelled as 'freind'. 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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References Apple Mac: 1984 (1984) See more »

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Character is Destiny
19 February 2004 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Even for TNT, this is a great movie. Could have been cut around the edges with scenes like the kid's birthday, Jobs' relationship with his daughter that never connected with his role as the founder of Apple, and Xerox's ignorance in the triumph of both Microsoft and Apple. The entire movie is filled with 'monsters' if you are the anti-businessman. Then again, most of the movie's audience is businessmen or computer freaks. Hall's performance is outstanding. HE makes Bill Gates love-able and hate-able at the same time.


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