Pi


1h 25m 1998

Brief Synopsis

A mathmetician, Max Cohen, is on the verge of decoding the numerical pattern beneath the ultimate system of ordered chaos--the stock market. However, as he works, he is being pursued by an aggressive Wall Street firm set on stealing the code in order to dominate the financial landscape. Also in the

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Drift Releasing
Distribution Company
Artisan Entertainment
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

Synopsis

A mathmetician, Max Cohen, is on the verge of decoding the numerical pattern beneath the ultimate system of ordered chaos--the stock market. However, as he works, he is being pursued by an aggressive Wall Street firm set on stealing the code in order to dominate the financial landscape. Also in the hunt for Max's secrets are a Kabbalah sect intent on unlocking the secrets behind their ancient holy texts. Racing to crack the code, Max succeeds only to find he has a secret everyone is willing to kill for.

Cast

Sean Gullette

Mark Margolis

Ben Shenkman

Melvin Girshek

Pauline Antonio

Gene Freidus

Stanley B. Herman

Libby Gallagher

Sheila Pass

Lloyd Schwarz

Alan Getz

Mr. & Mrs Fordyce

Richard Puricelli

Peter Cheyenne

Clint Mansell

Bonnie Berkowitz

Leslie Plotsker

Keri Linden

Florence Modell

Joanne Ovadia

Steve Fierstadt

Phil Linden

Edward Antonio

Jay Furman

Karen Levine

Gundula Grun

Andrew Hallman

Ari Handel

Michael Berkowitz

Uncle Stanley Herman

Leonard Zeplin

Linda F Delecia

Susan Jacobs

Richard Linden

Roberta Feinman

Gail Linden

Barry Rabkin

Drew Teora

Kayla Alpert

Adam Berkowitz

Gail Furman

Maxine Scheinert

Elaine Zakarin

David Plotsker

Pamela Hart

Kenneth Bower

Meryl Goodrich

David Tawil

Penni Bower

Ray Seiden

Stuart Levine

Eilan Buczyner

Carol Katz

Elana Buczyner

Alan Maisel

Craig Josephberg

Chris Varvaro

Elliot Dubowski

Mark Schild

Linda Getz

Meryl Young

Giles Luke Dawson

Lisa Berkowitz

David Strahlberg

Robert Zakarin

Mark Rabkin

Edward Eisenberg

Teddy Hallman

Isaac M Plotsker

Stephanie Puricelli

Ken Katz

Rima Dubowski

Marvin Young

J C Islander

Joanne Gordon

Scott Franklin

Voice

Donald Halperin

Susan Girshek

Charlotte Aronofsky

Chris Johnson

Patti Aronofsky

Abraham Aronofsky

Jack Gordon

Eileen Eisenberg

Heather Keenan

Randy Linden

Bella Linden

Leonard Feinman

Stephen Pearlman

Steven Tarantino

Kevin Linden

Jody Teora

Oren Sarch

Kristyn Mae-anne Lao

Samia Shoaib

Leona Zeplin

Alice Freidus

Gary Jacobs

Ellen Feit

Ajay Naidu

John Finley

Tom Tumminello

Dr. Abraham Freilich

Brenda Halperin

Jeff Wittenberg

Jennie Peabody

Gregory Williamson

Dr. Alan Lipp

Anselm Grun

Steve Kilmeade

Richard Lifschutz

Adam Burstein

Performer

Lauren Fox

Sal Monte

Sheldon Pass

Debbie Light

Lynn Maisel

Bob E Dillon

Cheryl Fierstadt

Espher Lao Nieves

Audrey Roberts

Andy Feit

David Weintraub

David Amiel

Crew

Abraham Aronofsky

Special Thanks To

Charlotte Aronofsky

Special Thanks To

Charlotte Aronofsky

Craft Service

Darren Aronofsky

Other Writer

Darren Aronofsky

Screenplay

Darren Aronofsky

From Story

Patti Aronofsky

Special Thanks To

Jonathan Beck

Assistant Camera Operator

Chris Bierlein

Other

Chris Bierlein

Cinematographer

Chris Bierlein

Assistant Camera Operator

Tanya Blumstein

Special Thanks To

Tim Brennan

Negative Cutting

Tyler Brodie

Co-Executive Producer

Paul Burns

Steadicam Operator

Barbara Calhoun

Advisor

Ariyela Wald Cohain

Makeup

Nina Davenport

Other

Nina Davenport

Camera Operator

Leonardo Davinci

Special Thanks To

Jeremy Dawson

Graphics

Jeremy Dawson

Main Title Design

Sandi Simcha Dubowski

Special Thanks To

Brian Emrich

Sound Design

Mark Enette

Sound Mixer

Henri Falconi

Assistant Director

Fabiana Ferreira

Assistant Editor

Erceila Ferron

Photography

Steve Fierstadt

Special Thanks To

Holmar Filipsson

Production Assistant

John Fitzpatrick

Other

Ed Flynn

Special Thanks To

Michelle Forman

Special Thanks To

Caren Franklin

Special Thanks To

Scott Franklin

Associate Producer

Ted Franklin

Special Thanks To

Marvin Gettleman

Special Thanks To

Mary Glucksman

Special Thanks To

David Godbout

Co-Executive Producer

Jamie Gold

Special Thanks To

Marc Grant

Special Thanks To

Sean Gullete

Graphics

David Gullette

Special Thanks To

Margaret Gullette

Special Thanks To

Sean Gullette

Other Writer

Sean Gullette

From Story

Dolly Hall

Production

Eddie De Harp

Special Thanks To

Trevor Houchen

Key Grip

Ken Ishii

Sound Recordist

Sue Johnson

Photography

Tatjana Kalinin

Editing

Caroline Kaplan

Special Thanks To

Katie King

Post-Production Coordinator

Katie King

Assistant Producer

Stephanie Lees

Special Thanks To

David Levine

Special Thanks To

Rabbi Abraham Levitsky

Special Thanks To

Matthew Libatique

Director Of Photography

Richard Lifschutz

Advisor

Richard Lifschutz

Consultant

Dr. Alan Lipp

Medic

Clint Mansell

Music

Matthew Maraffi

Production Designer

Gerald Mccollam

Advisor

Hallie Ruth Mcgonigal

Special Thanks To

Eric Meyerson

Wardrobe

Jonah Moran

Best Boy

Dan Murphy

Special Thanks To

Sasha Noe

Special Effects

Andrew Osborne

Special Thanks To

Liana Pai

Special Thanks To

Marc Pholem

Assistant Editor

Drift Releasing

Production Insurance

Dr. Alissa Rosen

Medic

Stuart Rosenberg

Special Thanks To

Gagan Sarch

Graphics

Gagan K Sarch

Assistant Editor

Oren Sarch

Editor

Rob Schmidt

Special Thanks To

Jo Gordon Schmidty

Craft Service

Dan Schrecker

Special Thanks To

Dan Schrecker

Graphics

Ellen Schrecker

Special Thanks To

Hilary Scratch

Assistant Editor

Dan Shineberg

Special Thanks To

Jill Shineberg

Special Thanks To

Richard Shineberg

Special Thanks To

Amy Silver

Special Thanks To

Scott Silver

Special Thanks To

Howard Simon

Production Assistant

Randy Simon

Executive Producer

Jonah Smith

Co-Executive Producer

Joseph Smith

Craft Service

Sinclair Smith

Gaffer

Michael Solomon

Advisor

Kelly Stevens

Special Thanks To

Bunny Stivers

Special Thanks To

John Ta

Assistant Camera Operator

Niko Tavernise

Animal Wrangler

Elizabeth Van Dyke

Special Thanks To

Joe Viola

Special Thanks To

Annop S Virdi

Apprentice

Meena K Virdi

Apprentice

Marc Vivian

Stunt Coordinator

Scott Vogel

Coproducer

Mark Waters

Special Thanks To

Eric Watson

Producer

Eric Watson

From Story

Rebecca Webb

Apprentice

Chris Weck

Other

Dan Weiner

Advisor

Jennifer Weiner

Special Thanks To

Lowell Williams

Special Thanks To

Dan Winters

Special Thanks To

Rabbi Alan Zelenetz

Advisor

Lora Zuckerman

Assistant Director

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Drift Releasing
Distribution Company
Artisan Entertainment
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 3-11, 1998.

Shown at London Film Festival November 5-19, 1998.

Shown at New Directors/New Films in New York City March 27 - April 12, 1998.

Shown at Thessaloniki International Film Festival (in competition) in Greece November 13-22, 1998.

Director Aronofsky was awarded the 1998 Open Palm Award from the Independent Feature Project.

LIVE Entertainment acquired theatrical rights at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival for a reported.

Began shooting October 14, 1996.

Completed shooting November 8, 1996.

Artisan Entertainment was formerly known as LIVE Entertainment.

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at New Directors/New Films in New York City March 27 - April 12, 1998.)

Released in United States January 1998 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (in competition) in Park City, Utah January 15-25, 1998.)

Released in United States on Video January 12, 1999

Released in United States July 1998 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 3-11, 1998.)

Released in United States Summer July 10, 1998

Expanded Release in United States July 24, 1998

Released in United States August 1998 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Rosebud) August 16-30, 1998.)

Released in United States September 1998 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film (in competition) September 4-13, 1998.)

Winner of the Directing Award for Drama at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival.

Expanded Release in United States July 24, 1998

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States August 1998

Released in United States January 1998

Released in United States July 1998

Released in United States November 1998

Released in United States on Video January 12, 1999

Released in United States September 1998

Released in United States Summer July 10, 1998

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film (in competition) September 4-13, 1998.

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Rosebud) August 16-30, 1998.

Released in United States November 1998 (Shown at London Film Festival November 5-19, 1998.)

Released in United States November 1998 (Shown at Thessaloniki International Film Festival (in competition) in Greece November 13-22, 1998.)