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Silicon Cowboys (2016)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History | 16 September 2016 (USA)
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Three friends dream up the Compaq portable computer at a Texas diner in 1981, and soon find themselves battling mighty IBM for PC supremacy. Their improbable journey altered the future of computing and shaped the world we now know.

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Jason Cohen
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rod Canion ... Self
Jim Harris ... Self
Bill Murto ... Self
Bill Fargo ... Self
Alec Berg ... Self
Christopher Cantwell ... Self
Mitch Kapor ... Self
John Markoff ... Self
Chris Garcia ... Self
Bill Aulet ... Self
Bob Jackson ... Self
Howard Anderson ... Self
Ross Cooley ... Self
Hugh Barnes ... Self
Gary Stimac ... Self
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Three friends dream up the Compaq portable computer at a Texas diner in 1981, and soon find themselves battling mighty IBM for PC supremacy. Their improbable journey altered the future of computing and shaped the world we now know.

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They risked their future to create ours_


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Gary Burghoff, Larry Linville and Harry Morgan all played major characters on M*A*S*H. See more »

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References Silicon Valley (2014) See more »

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Feeling It Good
Written & Performed by Ron Komie
Published by Alliance AudioSparx (BMI)
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Seamlessly edited to a single tale, about not just Compaq, but the whole industry
3 January 2019 | by shoobe01-1See all my reviews

Really good documentary, notionally about Compaq, but also about managing companies through growth, changing corporate cultures, and the development of the PC industry generally.

Really good research before they filmed. LOTS of footage of the facilities, company gatherings, the factory, ads, and more. And interviewed simply everyone.

Then edited together very well. Hardly any infographics, no voiceover, told very seamlessly by the voices of the interviewees.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,724, 18 September 2016

Gross USA:

$8,239

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,239
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