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Tron [1982] (2 discs)
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Director:Steven Lisberger
Writer:Bonnie MacBird
Steven Lisberger
Composer:Journey
Length:96 minutes
(1 hour 36 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Family
IMDB Rating:6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:67%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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  • Drama
  • Sci-Fi
  • Family
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  • CG
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Synopsis: Flynn is desperate to hack his way into the company computer network and his wish is all too litterally granted.


Reaction: Not everyone will appreciate this movie, but it is actually quite imaginative, innovative, and revolutionary.


Personal Rating: 9/10

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Steven Lisberger => Director / Writer
Bonnie MacBird => Writer
Journey => Composer
Tim Burton => Animator - uncredited
Barnard Hughes => Dr. Walter Gibbs / Dumont
Bruce Boxleitner => Alan Bradley / Tron
Cindy Morgan => Yori / Lora
Dan Shor => Ram / Popcorn Co-Worker
David Warner => Ed Dillinger / Master Control Program / Sark
Jeff Bridges => Clu / Kevin Flynn
Peter Jurasik => Crom
Tony Stephano => Peter / Sark's Lieutenant

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The lighted helecopter effect was achieved by placing reflective tape all over the helecopter and positioning a red light source right next to the camera which was then reflected back to the camera.
  • The poster in Alan's cubicle reads, "Gort Klaatu Barada Nikto" (a reference to the sci-fi classic The Day the Earth Stood Still.)
  • Peter O'Toole turned down the role of Dillinger/Sark when he found out he'd be acting against a black screen.
  • During the ENCOM exterior shooting (where the giant door was), there had been radioactive spillage near the shoot. Cindy Morgan even stepped in a contaminated area and had to have her shoes decontaminated.
  • Due to a mistake in production and emulsion ordering, there were flashing glitches randomly throughout parts of the film. They were "hidden" by simply including sound effects, so the glitches became part of the computer world's natural world!
  • After Flynn escapes from the light cycles arena, it is possible to hear a "Pac-Man" video game and see a graphic on the map behind Sark in the next scene showing Sark on his command carrier "bridge".
  • In the "solar sailer" sequence, you'll see, for a brief moment, the silhouette of Mickey Mouse on the ground made to look like part of the terrain.
  • Many people have claimed over the years that the title/character's name is a reference to a computer command. Steven Lisberger, however, has made it clear in interview after interview that he got the name from "Electronic", and didn't even know about the commands until some time later.
  • The movie was passed over for an Academy Award nomination for Best Visual Effects because the Academy felt TRON "cheated" by using a computer. (Seven years later, The Abyss would win for its computer visual effects.)
  • The CGI computer screen shown when the orange is reassembled shows the connection between Laura and her program Yori: The screen reads Program: Orange, ROM YORI, KEY YORI.