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Jobs (2013)

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The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.

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Matt Whiteley
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashton Kutcher ... Steve Jobs
Dermot Mulroney ... Mike Markkula
Josh Gad ... Steve Wozniak
Lukas Haas ... Daniel Kottke
Matthew Modine ... John Sculley
J.K. Simmons ... Arthur Rock
Lesley Ann Warren ... Clara Jobs
Ron Eldard ... Rod Holt
Ahna O'Reilly ... Chris-Ann Brennan
Victor Rasuk ... Bill Fernandez
John Getz ... Paul Jobs
Kevin Dunn ... Gil Amelio
James Woods ... Jack Dudman
Nelson Franklin ... Bill Atkinson
Eddie Hassell ... Chris Espinosa
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Storyline

The film opens in 2001 with a middle-aged Steve Jobs (Ashton Kutcher) introducing the iPod at an Apple Town Hall meeting.[6] It then flashes back to Reed College in 1974. Jobs had already dropped out due to the high expense of tuition, but was still attending classes with the approval of Dean Jack Dudman (James Woods) who took him under his wing. Jobs is particularly interested in a course on calligraphy. He meets up with his friend Daniel Kottke (Lukas Haas) who is excited to see that Jobs is holding a copy of Be Here Now by Baba Ram Dass. Influenced by this book and his experiences with LSD, Jobs and Kottke spend time in India. Two years later, Jobs is back in Los Altos, California living at home with his adoptive parents Paul (John Getz) and Clara (Lesley Ann Warren). He is working for Atari and develops a partnership with his friend Steve Wozniak (Josh Gad) after he sees that Wozniak has built a personal computer (the Apple I). They name their new company Apple Computer, though ...

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Some see what's possible, others change what's possible.

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Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some drug content and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Switzerland

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jobs See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,713,900, 18 August 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,117,443, 29 September 2013
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film focuses primarily on 1973 - 2000: Apple's early years, its founding, and the up and down years. See more »

Goofs

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak meet in the conference room the night before the IPO. When Wozniak gets up to leave the room, the notepad is on the table to Wozniak's right, with another piece of paper next to it. In the next shot, only the notepad is there. See more »

Quotes

Jonathan Ive: Steve, we're glad you're back.
Steve Jobs: I'm not back.
Steve Jobs: [as he leaves] Yet...
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Connections

References Star Trek (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Boots Of Spanish Leather
Performed by Bob Dylan
Written by Bob Dylan
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Wait Till it Comes to the Small Screen
17 August 2013 | by woodiahSee all my reviews

Let's see, well it was worth seeing for me; however, I wished I had waited till is came out on television -- Because it was really a "movie of the week"... do they still have those? To say this movie was weak on facts would imply they got it ALL wrong - Yes, they made some things up doing the "hollywood thing" but they didn't even attempt half the history so they couldn't have gotten it ALL wrong! Parts of his life missing were glaring!

They glossed over years -- Heck decades at points, concentrating on Apple more than Steve Jobs in my opinion... maybe a better name would have been "Apple & jobs - Some of the Years"!

Wait for the movie to hit your TV and know you will still be missing more than half the story!


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