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R| 1 hr. 25 min.

Plot Summary
Numbers whiz Max Cohen (Sean Gullette) is stunted by psychological delusions of paranoia and debilitating headaches. He lives in a messy Chinatown apartment, where he tinkers with equations and his homemade, super-advanced computer. One day, however, Cohen encounters a mysterious number. Soon after reporting his discovery to his mentor (Mark Margolis) and to a religious friend (Ben Shenkman), he finds himself the target of ill-intentioned Wall Street agents bent on using the number for profit.

Cast: Sean Gullette , Mark Margolis , Ben Shenkman , Pamela Hart , Stephen Pearlman , Samia Shoaib ,

Director: Darren Aronofsky

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Artisan Entertainment

PI (1998)

Release Date: July 10th, 1998|1 hr. 25 min.

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critic reviews (10)
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  • 75
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    It proceeds, weirdly enough, from the truly annoying to the absolutely fascinating. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The seductive thing about Aronofsky's film is that it is halfway plausible in terms of modern physics and math. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    This intellectual allegory would carry more punch if it didn't slip into melodrama so often, but it marks Aronofsky as an exceptionally promising new filmmaker. show more

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