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Jobs (2013)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 16 August 2013 (USA)
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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

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Ashton Kutcher was born in 1978,one year after Apple II was created. 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

Steve Jobs: So this is the Macintosh team.
Bill Atkinson: Um hmm.
[startled]
Bill Atkinson: Jesus!
Steve Jobs: No, it's just Steve.
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Crazy Credits

The television advertisement in the film is named: "Iron Eyes Cody: People Start Pollution, People Can Stop It". It's credited as: "Iron Eyes Cody: People Start Pollution, People Can't Stop It". See more »

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Version of Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999) 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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Not bad, not great.
7 September 2015 | by nikkdSee all my reviews

It was an interesting take on Steve Jobs and Apple Computers. As some of the other reviewers have stated I am sure a lot of the script has been touched up for Hollywood. Nevertheless it does give a pretty good account of the time he spent with Apple before and after his return. It also lets us see a little of his personal life. It was a pretty good movie, and I really enjoyed the acting. Ashton did a fair job as did Josh.

I don't regret watching it but don't go out of your way or plan your evening around this movie. It was okay, and if you have nothing else to watch and are curious then go for it.


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Country:

USA | Switzerland

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jobs: Get Inspired 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

Gross USA:

$16,131,410

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,128,352
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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