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Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, History | TV Movie 20 June 1999
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History of Apple and Microsoft.

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Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Steve Jobs
... Steve Wozniak
... Ridley Scott
... Bill Gates
... Captain Crunch
... Mrs. Wozniak
... Arlene
... Steve Ballmer
... Paul Allen
... Ed Roberts
... Therapist
Richard Waltzer ... Homebrew Tech
Harris Mann ... Longhair #1
... Longhair #2
... Dan Kottke
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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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20 June 1999 (USA)  »

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A Szilícium-völgy kalózai  »

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Trivia

Noah Wyle was considered to play the role of Steve Jobs again in Steve Jobs (2015). See more »

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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. See more »

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[first lines]
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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Get Down Tonight
Written by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch
Performed by KC & The Sunshine Band
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It's about time.
1 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

It's about time TNT made a good movie. Finally someone has made an enjoyable movie/documentary about the cpu age. The acting is good with Hall actually getting a nerdy part right and Wyle is just creepy. The problem is the bizarre storytelling one minute you're watching something from 1984 then 1997 then you go all the way back to 1974. It gets confusing. They also cut out some great moments in cpu history, but it's still a good movie. ***1/2 of ****


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