Pirates of Silicon Valley
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Pirates of Silicon Valley

Year:
Duration:
95 min
Genres:
Biography | Drama
IMDB rate:
7.2
Director:
Martyn Burke
Awards:
Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 3 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1999-06-20
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Noah Wyle
Steve Jobs
Joey Slotnick
Steve Wozniak
J.G. Hertzler
Ridley Scott
Anthony Michael Hall
Bill Gates
Wayne Pére
Captain Crunch
Sheila Shaw
Mrs. Wozniak
Gema Zamprogna
Arlene
John DiMaggio
Steve Ballmer
Josh Hopkins
Paul Allen
Gailard Sartain
Ed Roberts
Allan Kolman
Therapist
Richard Waltzer
Homebrew Tech
Harris Mann
Longhair #1
Clay Wilcox
Longhair #2
Marcus Giamatti
Dan Kottke
Melissa McBride
Elizabeth Holmes
Jeffrey Nordling
Mike Markkula
Marc Worden
Chris Larson
Kelly Mullis
Prostitute
Rene Rivera
Pimp
Rod Roeser
Albuquerque Executive
Lynne Marie Stewart
Bill's Secretary
Nikita Ager
Apple Receptionist
Brian Gattas
Adamson
Paul Popowich
Jones
Doug Cox
Job Applicant
Michael Francis Clarke
IBM Executive #1
Michael Bryan French
IBM Executive #2
Gerald McCullouch
Rod Brock
Tammy Brady Conrad
Young Skating Woman (as Brady Conrad)
Allan Royal
John Sculley
Bodhi Elfman
John Gilmore
Holly Lewis
Xerox Project Manager
Robert Daniel Phelps
Xerox Executive
Brian Lester
Charles Simonyi
Michael Chieffo
Airline Clerk #1
Wanda Christine
Airline Clerk #2 (as Wandachristine)
Karl Wiedergott
Mac Designer
Brooke Radding
Little Lisa
Kitty Swink
Woman
Alexander Enberg
Photographer
Cardella Di Milo
Ella Fitzgerald
Robert Pierce
Jazz Band Player #1
Sherman Ferguson
Jazz Band Player #2
Louie Spears
Jazz Band Player #3
Louis Taylor
Jazz Band Player #4
J.J. Cohen
Grady Hutt
(unconfirmed)
Michael Laren
IBM singer
Dean Chambers
Corporate Execuitive (uncredited)
Diane Robin
Irate Woman (uncredited)
Nicholas Wilde
Xerox Designer (uncredited)
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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.
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Steve jobs was later potrayed again in another movie by Ashton Kuchter (Jobs)
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Goofs
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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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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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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Quotes
Arlene: Steve, why do you care what I call the baby?
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Steve Wozniak: [to Jobs] All I'm doing now is being a brake pedal for you as you're heading for the wall.
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Steve Wozniak: [about their first prototype] They hated it.
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