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English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing, English audio description track.


Jay Baruchel, Glenn Howerton, Matt Johnson, Rich Sommer, Michael Ironside, Martin Donovan, Michelle Giroux, Sungwon Cho, Mark Critch, Saul Rubinek, Cary Elwes.

Publication Information

[Silver Spring, MD] : RLJ Entertainment

Physical Description

1 videodisc (119 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


MPA rating: R; for language throughout.


It's 1996, and Mike Lazaridis and his business partner and best friend Douglas Fregin are on the edge of creating the world's first smartphone. Unfortunately for them, they are less business savvy than they are tech, and struggle to keep their company, Research in Motion, afloat. Everything changes when cunning businessman Jim Balsillie agrees to join the company, bringing with him the money and experience needed to create and sell a prototype of their invention. BlackBerry tells the story of Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, the two men that charted the course of the spectacular rise and catastrophic demise of the world's first smartphone.


Based on the book "Losing the signal" by Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff.

DVD release of the 2023 motion picture.

Special features: 3 commentary tracks with filmmakers ; 9 featurettes: Creating animatics, Fly on the wall, Locations and art, Directing, Cinematography, Editing, Scoring, Goofs and spoofs, The crew of BlackBerry.

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