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Pirates of Silicon Valley ()


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History of Apple and Microsoft.

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  • Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations.
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Cast

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Steve Jobs
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Steve Wozniak
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Ridley Scott
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Bill Gates
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Captain Crunch
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Mrs. Wozniak
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Arlene
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Steve Ballmer
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Paul Allen
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Ed Roberts
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Therapist
Richard Waltzer ...
Homebrew Tech
Harris Mann ...
Longhair #1
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Longhair #2
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Dan Kottke
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Elizabeth Holmes
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Mike Markkula
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Chris Larson
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Prostitute
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Pimp
Rod Roeser ...
Albuquerque Executive
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Bill's Secretary
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Apple Receptionist
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Adamson
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Jones
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Job Applicant
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IBM Executive #1
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IBM Executive #2
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Rod Brock
Tammy Brady Conrad ...
Young Skating Woman (as Brady Conrad)
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John Sculley
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John Gilmore (as Bodhi Pine Elfman)
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Xerox Project Manager
Robert Daniel Phelps ...
Xerox Executive
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Charles Simonyi
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Airline Clerk #1
Wanda Christine ...
Airline Clerk #2 (as Wandachristine)
Karl Wiedergott ...
Mac Designer
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Little Lisa
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Woman
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Photographer
Cardella Di Milo ...
Ella Fitzgerald (as Cardella Demillo)
Robert Pierce ...
Jazz Band Player #1
Sherman Ferguson ...
Jazz Band Player #2
Louie Spears ...
Jazz Band Player #3
Louis Taylor ...
Jazz Band Player #4
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Grady Hutt ...
(unconfirmed)
Michael Laren ...
IBM singer
Dean Chambers ...
Corporate Execuitive (uncredited)
Paul McMichael ...
College Student (uncredited)
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Irate Woman (uncredited)
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Xerox Designer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Martyn Burke

Written by

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Paul Freiberger ... (book "Fire in the Valley") and
Michael Swaine ... (book "Fire in the Valley")
 
Martyn Burke ... (written by)

Produced by

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Joseph Dougherty ... co-executive producer
Steven Haft ... executive producer
Nick Lombardo ... executive producer
Leanne Moore ... producer

Music by

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Frank Fitzpatrick

Cinematography by

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Ousama Rawi

Film Editing by

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Richard Halsey

Editorial Department

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Debra Light ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Lisa Freiberger

Production Design by

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Jeff Ginn

Art Direction by

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Brandt Gordon

Set Decoration by

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Kelly Hernsdorf

Costume Design by

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May Routh

Makeup Department

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Selina Jayne ... makeup department head
Timothy A. Miguel ... makeup artist
Tracy Warbin ... makeup artist: Mr. Wyle

Production Management

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Bryan Gawron ... post-production supervisor
Sue Jennings ... production supervisor
Leanne Moore ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Aaron Barsky ... first assistant director
Christina Fong ... second assistant director
Basil Grillo ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Ellis J. Barbacoff ... assistant property master
Tony Bonaventura ... property master
David Brennan ... set dresser
Joshua Foster ... set dresser
David Pirinelli ... lead man
Doug Scott ... on-set dresser
Ward Welton ... paint supervisor
Gaston Wurth ... set dresser
James Chianese ... set dresser (uncredited)
Abigail Sheiner ... art department coordinator (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Stephen Halbert ... sound
Vince Nicastro ... foley artist
John Rice ... sound editor
Phillip Seretti ... re-recording mixer / sound supervisor
Robert W. Vandling ... sound editor
Janja Vujovich ... post-production sound coordinator
James Wright ... dolby consultant

Special Effects by

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Franco Goss ... specialty props

Visual Effects by

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Sam Nicholson ... visual effects supervisor
Dianna Oliva-Day ... Visual Effects Producer: Stargate Digital
Victor Scalise ... visual effects editor
Jaison Stritch ... 3D visual effects supervisor
Scott Dougherty ... digital effects producer: Cinesite (uncredited)
Tiffany Smith ... visual effects production coordinator: Cinesite (uncredited)

Stunts

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Brian Avery ... stunts
Rick Avery ... stunts (uncredited)
Jacob Chambers ... stunt double
Laura Lee Connery ... stunts
Todd Forsberg ... stunts
Tonia Forsberg ... utility stunts (as Tonya Forsberg)
Chris Howell ... stunt coordinator
Kurt D. Lott ... utility stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Julian de la Pena ... electrician
Jack M. Guberman ... best boy electric
Sergio Gutierrez ... dolly grip (as Sergio 'Ponch' Gutierrez)
Jennifer Ann Henry ... second assistant camera: second unit
Doug Hyun ... still photographer
Ross Judd ... camera operator
Jeff Levy ... gaffer
Ernesto Pérez ... best boy grip
Gary Tachell ... first assistant camera
Randy Tambling ... key grip
R. Gern Trowbridge ... best boy electric / rigging chief lighting technician

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Juan Lopez ... set costumer

Location Management

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David A. Foster ... location manager
Paul Harrison ... key assistant location manager
Kyle Oliver ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Ted Blaisdell ... score mixer
Tanya Noel Hill ... music editor
David Tobocman ... music producer

Transportation Department

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Tony Barattini ... driver: set dress
J. Armin Garza II ... driver: camera car
Geno Hart ... transportation coordinator
Steve Larson ... transportation dispatcher
Hardy Ophuls ... picture car coordinator
John Pellegrino ... driver

Other crew

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Maxine Bergen ... script supervisor
Mark Bronson ... post-production accountant
John C. Bush ... on-set playback
Amy Carey ... trailer editor (as Amy Linton)
Michael J. Fowler ... computer playback operator
Denise Godoy ... publicist
Anna E. Hayward ... set production assistant
Randy McKenney ... stand-in
Nadia Paine ... assistant: Mr. Lombardo
Patti Small ... production accountant
Mark Trapenberg ... set production assistant
Jen Wall ... production coordinator
Gordon Weiske ... assistant to director
Lang Yee ... assistant accountant
Stephen Bridgewater ... drama coach (uncredited)
Jack E. Herman ... extras set coordinator (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines Good artists copy... Great artists steal. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Battle of Silicon Valley (Japan, English title)
  • Die Silicon Valley Story (Germany)
  • Piratas de Silicon Valley (Spain)
  • Пиратите от Силиконовата долина (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • A Szilícium-völgy kalózai (Hungary)
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Runtime
  • 95 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia 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 »
Goofs 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". See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010). See more »
Soundtracks In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida See more »
Crazy Credits Janja Vujovich is credited as "Post Sound Goddess". See more »
Quotes Steve Jobs: We're better than you are! We have better stuff.
Bill Gates: You don't get it, Steve. That doesn't matter!
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