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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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2 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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Details

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ashton Kutcher and Samm Levine both appeared together previously on That 70's Show. Kutcher played Kelso and Levin guest starred in episode 5.21. 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: [after trying Macintosh] It's great.
[some of his team laugh]
Steve Jobs: No, it's not... It's insanely great.
[applause]
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Connections

Featured in Pauw & Witteman: Episode #8.1 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Peace Train
Performed by Cat Stevens (as Yusuf / Cat Stevens)
Written by Cat Stevens
Courtesy of Island Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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If you want a good movie about Steve jobs watch Pirates of Silicon Valley
16 August 2013 | by oalhinnawiSee all my reviews

This Feelgood tragedy of the century isn't worth your money. Why the hell did they even make this movie in the first place!? Were there not enough documentaries and TV shows about Apple and Steve Jobs!? Did we really need a butchered version featuring Ashton Kutcher. They spent 8 and a half million dollars making a movie about a guy who already had a lot of movies already Why is Steve Jobsis portrayed here as some sort of hero? It just makes me so mad to think that they could get away with making something like this Spend your 14 dollars and get something to eat while you watch Pirates of Silicon Valley, a much better and much more accurate story of Steve Jobs and Apple's beginnings


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