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Pirates of Silicon Valley (TV Movie 1999) Poster

(1999 TV Movie)

Goofs

Factual errors 

When Bill Gates and Paul Allen are working out of the motel they are staying at in Albuquerque, there is a sign in the window that reads "Microsoft". At that time (1975), Microsoft was spelled as "Micro-Soft".
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Jump to: Anachronisms (1) | Character error (1) | Continuity (4) | Crew or equipment visible (2) | Factual errors (3)

Anachronisms 

In an early scene, where Woz and Jobs were chatting about the future (in Captain Crunch's bedroom or dorm room), there is a Star Trek poster hanging on the wall. The Enterprise shown is the earliest version from the original TV show, but the poster ("All I need to know about life I learned from Star Trek") was produced in the 1990s. The words above "Star Trek" have been trimmed off.
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Character error 

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'.
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Continuity 

In the Hare Krishna dance scene, Jobs is wearing a flower lei in the closeups but not the long shots.
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When the Microsoft crew arrive at Apple's headquarters, they pull the car in to a parking spot with no spaces left on the passenger side. When the camera angle changes, there is suddenly parking spaces seen on both sides of the car.
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In the scene where Steve Ballmer is discussing joining Microsoft in 1980 and Bill Gates says "Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer", Gates is initially shown typing on an IBM PC XT keyboard. Shortly thereafter, in the frame where he is hunched over the keyboard with Ballmer and Allen over his right shoulder, he has an IBM PC AT keyboard.
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When Jobs and Wozniak bring their prototype to the Altair 8800 seminar, you can see Noah Wyle starting to ask about the Altair during the narration. After the narration, he asks the same question.
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Crew or equipment visible 

In 1980, Ballmer, Allen and Gates are using an IBM PC XT and an AT. However, neither was available at that time. The PC was announced in 1981, the XT in 1983 and the AT in 1984.
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After John Sculley tells the group that someone needs to make a toast, as Steve Wozniac turns to Mike Markkula, the shadow of the camera is obvious across Mike's face, and it fades away when the camera backs up.
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Factual errors 

In the opening scene where they are filming the 1984 Macintosh commercial, Ridley Scott calls the actress who throws the hammer Michelle. Her real life name is Anya Major.
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Mike Markkula's name is misspelled (Markula) in the closing credits.
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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.
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