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A computer hacker is abducted into the digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jeff Bridges ... Kevin Flynn / Clu

Bruce Boxleitner ... Alan Bradley / Tron

David Warner ... Ed Dillinger / Sark / Master Control Program

Cindy Morgan ... Lora / Yori

Barnard Hughes ... Dr. Walter Gibbs / Dumont

Dan Shor ... Ram / Popcorn Co-Worker

Peter Jurasik ... Crom
Tony Stephano ... Peter / Sark's Lieutenant
Craig Chudy ... Warrior #1
Vince Deadrick Jr. ... Warrior #2 (as Vince Deadrick)
Sam Schatz ... Expert Disc Warrior
Jackson Bostwick ... Head Guard
David S. Cass Sr. ... Factory Guard (as Dave Cass)

Gerald Berns ... Guard #1
Bob Neill ... Guard #2

Ted White ... Guard #3
Mark Stewart ... Guard #4
Michael Sax ... Guard #5

Tony Brubaker ... Guard #6

Charlie Picerni ... Tank Commander (as Charles Picerni)
Pierre Vuilleumier ... Tank Gunner #1
Erik Cord ... Tank Gunner #2

Loyd Catlett ... Conscript #1 / Video Game Cowboy

Michael Dudikoff ... Conscript #2 (as Michael J. Dudikoff II)

Richard Bruce Friedman ... Video Game Player
Rick Feck ... Boy in Video Game Arcade
John Kenworthy ... Boy in Video Game Arcade
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lisette Kremer ... Video Gamer (uncredited)
Jerry Maren ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Steven Lisberger 
Writing credits
Steven Lisberger (screenplay)

Steven Lisberger (story) and
Bonnie MacBird (story)

Charles S. Haas  screenplay (uncredited)

Produced by
Harrison Ellenshaw .... associate producer
Donald Kushner .... producer
Ron Miller .... executive producer
Original Music by
Wendy Carlos 
Cinematography by
Bruce Logan 
Film Editing by
Jeff Gourson 
Casting by
Pam Polifroni 
Production Design by
Dean Edward Mitzner 
Art Direction by
John B. Mansbridge  (as John Mansbridge)
Al Roelofs 
Set Decoration by
Roger M. Shook  (as Roger Shook)
Costume Design by
Elois Jenssen  (as Elois Jensson)
Rosanna Norton 
Makeup Department
Gary Liddiard .... makeup artist
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup supervisor
Joy Zapata .... hair stylist
Production Management
Ralph Sariego .... unit production manager
Ted Schilz .... studio production manager
Thomas L. Wilhite .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lisa Marmon .... second assistant director
Lorin Bennett Salob .... first assistant director (as Lorin B. Salob)
Art Department
Roger Allers .... pre-production concepts
Robert M. Beall .... draftsman (as Bob Beall)
John Dail .... draftsman
Andy Gaskill .... production storyboards
Jean Giraud .... conceptual artist: electronic world (as Jean 'Moebius' Giraud)
Jean Giraud .... electronic conceptual design (as Jean 'Moebius' Giraud)
Antoinette J. Gordon .... draftsman (as Antoinette Gordon)
Eugene Harris .... draftsman
Bill Kroyer .... production storyboards
Chris Lane .... pre-production concepts
Peter Lloyd .... conceptual artist: electronic world
Syd Mead .... conceptual artist: electronic world
Peter Mueller .... pre-production concepts
John Norton .... pre-production concepts
John Norton .... production storyboards
Shelley Phillips .... production painter
Jerry Rees .... production storyboards (as Jerry W. Rees)
Wilbur L. Russell .... property master (as Wilbur Russell)
Bob Stahler .... draftsman
Richard Taylor .... electronic conceptual design
John Alvin .... poster artist (uncredited)
Michael Peraza Jr. .... conceptual artist (uncredited)
Drew Struzan .... poster artist (uncredited)
Tom von Badinski .... welder (uncredited)
Sound Department
Robert Bradshaw .... dialogue editor
Champ Davenport .... voice processing: "MCP"
Gordon Ecker .... supervising sound editor (as Gordon Ecker Jr.)
Michael Fremer .... sound design supervisor
Stan Gilbert .... dialogue editor
Robert Hathaway .... sound department supervisor (as Bob Hathaway)
Randy Kelley .... sound effects editor
James LaRue .... production sound mixer (as Jim LaRue)
John M. Lowry .... assistant sound editor
Jack Manning .... voice processing: "MCP"
Vince Melandri .... sound effects editor
Anthony Milch .... sound effects editor
Bob Minkler .... re-recording mixer
Lee Minkler .... re-recording mixer
Michael Minkler .... re-recording mixer
Bob Newlan .... assistant sound editor
Frank Serafine .... sound effects design and synthesis
William Shenberg .... dialogue editor (as Bill Shenberg)
Marvin Walowitz .... sound effects editor
Michael D. Wilhoit .... foley editor (as Mike Wilhoit)
Marty Church .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Marty Church .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Christopher Flick .... supervising foley editor (uncredited)
Allen Hurd .... sound (uncredited)
Morten Folmer Nielsen .... adr editor (uncredited)
Morten Folmer Nielsen .... adr recorder (uncredited)
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
Philip Rogers .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Joseph T. Sabella .... foley artist (uncredited)
Wylie Stateman .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Alicia Stevenson .... foley artist (uncredited)
Carolyn Tapp .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Dan Wallin .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Don White .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
R.J. Spetter .... mechanical special effects
Gary D'Amico .... special effects (uncredited)
David Domeyer .... special effects (uncredited)
Mike Edmonson .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Hans Metz .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Mike Reedy .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
John Aardal .... animation compositing camera
Frank Amador .... photo-rotoscope supervisor
Peter Anderson .... visual effects supervisor: Disney Studios
William L. Arance .... airbrush artist (as William Arance)
Andy Atkins .... airbrush artist
Richard 'Dr.' Baily .... systems programmer: Robert Abel and Associates (as Richard Baily)
Don Baker .... animation compositing camera
Vicki Banks .... assistant effects animator
Carolyn Bates .... background technical inker
John Bates .... background composite assistant
Greg Battes .... airbrush supervisor
John Beach .... Synthavision production: MAGI Synthavision
Tom Bisogno .... Synthavision production: MAGI Synthavision
Peter Blinn .... scene coordinator
Allen Blyth .... assistant effects animator
Bob Broughton .... opticals
Jan Browning .... matte production
Deena Burkett .... scene coordinator
Don Button .... scene coordinator
Glenn Campbell .... animation compositing camera
Nancy Hunter Campi .... scene programmer: MAGI Synthavision
Chris Casady .... effects animator
Ed Coffey .... assistant effects animator
Kerry Colonna .... scene coordinator
Clint Colver .... scene coordinator
Barry Cook .... effects animator
Art Cruickshank .... photographic process lab supervisor
Dana Duff .... assistant scene coordinator
William Dungan Jr. .... scene programmer: Information International Inc.
Art Durinski .... object digitizing: Information International Inc.
Eric Durst .... assistant effects animator
Lee Dyer .... effects animation supervisor
Douglas Eby .... animation compositing camera
Dennis Edwards .... assistant effects animator
Larry Elin .... scene creation concepts: MAGI Synthavision (as Larry Elin Popielinski)
Harrison Ellenshaw .... visual effects supervisor
George Epperson .... animation compositing camera
Gail Frank .... effects animator (as Gail Finkeldei)
Bernie Gagliano .... background plate photography
Michael Gibson .... scene coordinator
Kris Gregg .... camera: Robert Abel and Associates
John Grower .... scene coordinator
Marian Guder .... photo-rotoscope coordinator
Peter Gullerud .... assistant effects animator
Valerie Hagenbush .... camera schedule coordinator
Sandra Harper .... background composite assistant
Brandy Hill .... animation compositing camera (as Brandy Whittington)
Shelley Rae Hinton .... assistant scene coordinator (as Shelley Hinton)
Jacqueline Hooks .... assistant scene coordinator (as Jacqui Hooks)
Dave Iwerks .... background plate photography
Jim Keating .... scene coordinator
Christopher Keith .... camera schedule coordinator
Gayl Kelm .... photo-rotoscope supervisor
Dick Kendall .... animation compositing camera
Patric Kenly .... camera: Robert Abel and Associates
Jeffrey Kleiser .... computer production supervisor: Digital Effects Inc.
Bill Kovacs .... systems programmer: Robert Abel and Associates
Bill Kroyer .... computer image choreography
Paul LaMori .... assistant scene coordinator (as Paul La Mori)
Gene Larmon .... background plate photography
Laura Leiben .... assistant scene coordinator
Donald Leich .... computer animator: Digital Effects Inc.
David V. Lester .... effects unit manager
Steven Lisberger .... visual effects concepts
Larry Malone .... scene programmer: Information International Inc.
Annie McEveety .... animation compositing camera
Stephen McEveety .... effects unit manager
Tim McGovern .... systems programmer: Robert Abel and Associates
Malcolm McMillan .... scene programmer: Information International Inc. (as Mal McMillan)
Gene Miller .... computer animator: Digital Effects Inc.
Kenny Mirman .... design supervisor: Robert Abel and Associates
Kieran Mulgrew .... animation compositing camera
Craig Newman .... scene coordinator
John Norton .... effects animator
Ron Osenbaugh .... photo-rotoscope supervisor
Jim Pickel .... animation compositing camera supervisor
Ron Rae .... assistant scene coordinator
Jerry Rees .... computer image choreography (as Jerry W. Rees)
Craig Reynolds .... scene programmer: Information International Inc. (as Craig W. Reynolds)
Roger Rinati .... photo-rotoscope supervisor
Cat Robson .... background composite assistant (as Catherine Eby)
Darrell Rooney .... effects animator
Maria Rosetti .... assistant effects animator (as Maria Ramocki)
Dana Ross .... animation compositing camera
Cynthia Rush .... assistant scene coordinator
Marta Russell .... background composite supervisor
Scott Russo .... assistant scene coordinator
John Scheele .... effects technical supervisor
Jeremy Schwartz .... scene programmer: Information International Inc.
Lorraine Schweizer .... background composite assistant
Dave Scott .... photo-rotoscope supervisor
Jim Shaw .... airbrush artist (as James Walter Shaw)
Lynn Singer .... matte production
Ron Stangl .... assistant effects animator
David Stephan .... assistant effects animator (as Dave Stephan)
Linda D. Stokes .... scene coordinator
Richard Taylor .... computer effects supervisor
Richard Taylor .... visual effects supervisor
Lynda Thompson .... assistant scene coordinator (as Lynda Ellenshaw)
Maureen Trueblood .... assistant effects animator
John Tucker .... assistant effects animator
James Valentine .... assistant scene coordinator
John T. Van Vliet .... effects animator (as John Van Vliet)
Neil Viker .... animation compositing camera
Frank Vitz .... systems programmer: Robert Abel and Associates
Paul Wainess .... animation compositing camera
Chris Wedge .... scene programmer: MAGI Synthavision (as Christian Wedge)
Byron Werner .... assistant effects animator
Denise Wethington .... assistant scene coordinator
Lynn Wilkinson .... computer production coordinator: Information International Inc.
Michael Wolf .... effects animator
Arnie Wong .... matte production supervisor
Thomas Baker .... animation compositing camera (uncredited)
William Cruse .... animation camera (uncredited)
Christopher Dusendschon .... camera system design team: Robert Abel & Assoc. (uncredited)
Jammie Friday .... rotoscope (uncredited)
Peg Hunter .... animation camera: Praxis (uncredited)
Mark Jaffe .... digital effects (uncredited)
Bill Kent .... animation compositing camera (uncredited)
David Mattingly .... digital artist (uncredited)
Liza Moon .... digital artist: MAGI Synthavision (uncredited)
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunts (as Bill Burton)
Richard E. Butler .... stunt coordinator (as Richard E. Butler Jr.)
James Deeth .... stunts
Bennie E. Dobbins .... stunts
Rita Egleston .... stunts
Gary Epper .... stunts
Donna Garrett .... stunts
Larry Holt .... stunts
Billy Hank Hooker .... stunts (as Hank Hooker)
Gary Jensen .... stunts
Al Jones .... stunts
Fred Lerner .... stunts
Ross Reynolds .... stunts
Walter Scott .... stunts
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunts (as Glenn Wilder)
James Winburn .... stunts
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jamie Anderson .... first assistant camera (as James Anderson)
Bernie Bayless .... best boy
Owen Crompton .... grip supervisor
Gregg Heschong .... camera operator (as Greg Heschong)
Herbert Hughes .... electrician supervisor
Horace Jordan .... first assistant camera
Rexford L. Metz .... camera operator (as Rexford Metz)
Ron Peebles .... second grip
Roger Redel .... gaffer
Stan Reed .... key grip
Lynn Tomes .... first assistant camera
Ronald M. Vargas Sr. .... camera operator (as Ron Vargas)
Michael D. Weldon .... first assistant camera (as Mike Weldon)
Mario Zavala .... second assistant camera
Peter McEvoy .... animation camera operator (uncredited)
Steven Wilzbach .... animation camera operator (uncredited)
Ray Wojdynski .... Oxberry multi-matte cameraman (uncredited)
Animation Department
Maria Alvarez .... ink artist (as Maria Luisa Alvarez)
Priscilla Alvarez .... ink and paint artist
Christopher D. Andrews .... background artist
Peter Aries .... international cel coordinator
Christina Caspary .... ink artist
Shih-hsiung Chen .... production ink and paint matting: Cuckoo's Nest Studios
Gary Conklin .... background artist
Cathy Crum .... ink and paint artist
Lillian Fitts .... ink artist
Alison Gefre .... ink and paint artist (as Alison DiCecio)
Larry Grossman .... background artist
Corey Harris .... background artist
Lisa Hazlewood .... ink and paint artist (as Lisa Adams)
Paul Hernandez .... international cel coordinator
Lisa Hsieh .... production ink and paint matting: Cuckoo's Nest Studios (as Hsieh Tai Hua)
Janette Hulett .... ink artist (as Janette Downs)
Chao Juchang .... production ink and paint matting: Cuckoo's Nest Studios
May Kong .... ink artist
Tia W. Kratter .... background artist
Fonzie Lin .... production ink and paint matting: Cuckoo's Nest Studios (as Lin Chin Yi)
John Liou .... production ink and paint matting: Cuckoo's Nest Studios (as Liu Hsing Yuan)
Peter Lloyd .... background designer
Kao Meiching .... production ink and paint matting: Cuckoo's Nest Studios
Flavia Mitman .... ink and paint artist
Peter Mueller .... background artist
Bonny Nardini .... ink artist
Julian Pena .... international cel coordinator
Parker Peng .... production ink and paint matting: Cuckoo's Nest Studios (as Peng Yi Lin)
Roné Prinz .... ink and paint artist (as Ronnie Prinz)
Elaine Robinson .... ink and paint artist
Wu Sheng Neng .... production ink and paint matting: Cuckoo's Nest Studios
Chiou Wen Shian .... production ink and paint matting: Cuckoo's Nest Studios
Jesse Silver .... background painting supervisor
Ann Sorensen .... ink and paint artist (as Ann Marie Sorenson)
Auril Thompson .... effects ink and paint supervisor (as Auril Pebley)
Tsai Tingting .... production ink and paint matting: Cuckoo's Nest Studios
Donald Towns .... background artist
James Wang .... production ink and paint matting: Cuckoo's Nest Studios (as Wang Chung Yuan)
Thomas Woodington .... background artist
Raulette Woods .... international cel coordinator
Tim Burton .... animator (uncredited)
David Halver .... ink and paint artist (uncredited)
Rick Moore .... animator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lorry Richter .... costumes: men
Nedra Rosemond-Watt .... costumes: women
Jack Sandeen .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Edward M. Capuano .... negative cutter (as Ed Capuano)
Baylis Glascock .... assistant editor
Walter Hekking .... assistant editor
Martin Welsh .... color timer
Music Department
Richard Bowden .... conductor: Los Angeles Orchestra
Jorge Calandrelli .... orchestrator
Wendy Carlos .... music synthesizer performances and processing
Michael Dilbeck .... special record coordinator
Annemarie Franklin .... assistant to composer
Michael Fremer .... music supervisor
Douglas Gamley .... conductor: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Jeffrey G. Gusman .... music layout (as Jeffrey Gussman)
Journey .... songs: music and lyrics by
John Mosely .... scoring recordist
Mark Berrow .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Tom Bocci .... music supervisor: songs (uncredited)
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist (uncredited)
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
David Newman .... music consultant (uncredited)
David Newman .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Joe Renzetti .... additional orchestrator (uncredited)
Joe Renzetti .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn (uncredited)
Jack Wadsworth .... supervising music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Dyke Johnson .... effects transportation
Katy Johnson .... effects transportation
Other crew
Robert Abel .... systems supervisor: Robert Abel and Associates
Edle Bakke .... script supervisor
Dave Barnett .... computer systems and software development
Martin O. Cohen .... Synthavision technologist: MAGI Synthavision (as Martin O. Cohen Ph.D.)
Michael G. Craig .... production assistant
Stephanie Graziano .... sample art supervisor (as Stephanie Burt)
Rob Hummel .... laboratory coordinator
Dave Inglish .... computer systems and software development
Don Iwerks .... mechanical designs and conversions
Debra DeVito Jackson .... production assistant
Mark Kimball .... computer systems and software development
Eileen Kuramoto .... film logging
Peggy Lisberger .... secretary: Mr. Lisberger (as Margaret Flook)
Phil Mittelman .... technology concepts: MAGI Synthavision (as Phillip Mittelman Ph.D.)
Mical Morrish .... production assistant
Anna-Lisa Nilsson .... secretary: Mr. Lisberger
Denise Olivo .... production assistant
Bob Otto .... mechanical designs and conversions
Kenneth Perlin .... Synthavision technologist: MAGI Synthavision
Don Porterfield .... mechanical designs and conversions
Marty Prager .... computer systems and software development
Judson Rosebush .... systems supervisor: Digital Effects Inc.
Mike Schilz .... production assistant (as Michael Schilz)
Herbert Steinberg .... Synthavision technologist: MAGI Synthavision (as Herbert Steinberg Ph.D.)
Bill Tondreau .... computer systems and software development
Eugene Troubetzkoy .... Synthavision technologist: MAGI Synthavision (as Eugene Troubetzkoy Ph.D.)
Wendy Williams .... production assistant
Rob Paulsen .... adr loop group: voice (uncredited)
L. Basset .... special thanks
Gary Demos .... special thanks
Charles S. Haas .... special thanks (as Charles Haas)
Alan Landaker .... special thanks
Hal Landaker .... special thanks
Morgan Renard .... special thanks
Ed Rotberg .... special thanks (as E. Rotberg)
Sam Schatz .... special thanks
Daimon Webster .... special thanks
John Whitney Jr. .... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"TRON: The Original Classic" - USA (DVD box title)
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96 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby (35 mm prints)
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Canada:PG (TV rating) | Denmark:11 | Finland:K-12 | France:Tous publics | Iceland:L | Ireland:PG | Italy:T | Mexico:B | Netherlands:MG6 | Norway:7 | Peru:Apt | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Spain:T | Sweden:11 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (re-rating) (1987) | USA:PG (#26500) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Co-writer Bonnie MacBird first studied computer programming with paper and pencil in the 1960s during junior high school. While attending Stanford she made punch cards for use on a PDP-11 minicomputer at night when students were allowed access, and played a rudimentary version of Pong with lights on the computer's control board. Before joining Steven Lisberger's company, MacBird worked as a mid-level story executive at Universal Studios where she tried unsuccessfully to get their story department to put their records in a database. It was MacBird's suggestion to Lisberger that they get computer pioneer Alan Kay as a consultant on the film they were developing. MacBird sent versions of the script via acoustic coupler to Xerox Palo Alto Research Center where Kay helped her edit them on the company's early version of a personal computer called the Alto. MacBird believes this makes her the first screenwriter to edit a screenplay on a computer, but chose the closest approximation to industry standard Courier font available so the studio would think it was typewritten. The character of Alan Bradley was based in part on Kay, and, along with the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab, the lab in the film was based on Kay's lab at Xerox PARC. Kay and MacBird married in 1983.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When the printer is printing out the data for "Space Paranoids", the sound is that of a dot matrix printer and the printer is a daisy wheel printer.See more »
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Boy in Video Game Arcade:All right, give me room. Here we go.
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138 out of 236 people found the following review useful.
The film that The Matrix wishes it was, 26 November 2004
Author: mentalcritic from Southern Hemisphere

In 1982, the concept of artificial intelligence was advanced enough that a gamer could easily defeat a computer opponent if he memorised the sequence of moves that the AI followed. A computer capable of handing the intense mathematical calculations CGI entailed often took up an entire room. Video games were strictly two-dimensional, and often consisted of video displays that a legally blind man could make out the individual pixels in. Yet they were considerably more fun than most of the annoyances we have to bear with today. The reason for this is as simple as it is obvious. In 1982, programmers realized that graphics are not what make a game fun because graphics could not be made as "real" as they are now.

Tron fell flat at the box office because the concepts it dealt with were not in the public consciousness. Home computers from many manufacturers were duelling for market share, and the idea that the market could one day all be controlled by one monolithic corporation was far from anyone's mind. This little fact is what keeps Tron relevant nearly twenty-five years later. However, as the information age grew into focus, the number of films that openly steal from Tron are numerous. They try to capture the same level of excitement and intrigue, but they fall down because of an inability to make the audience care about the characters.

Tron begins with simple interactions between the world of the programs and the world of the humans, some of which are programmers, or users as they are called here. The sequence in which one user, Flynn, is sucked into the world of the programs, well, let's just say that the Wachowski brothers obviously watched it very carefully before they penned the screenplay for The Matrix. Only in this case, it is done with much more credibility and impact.

Many have talked about the curse that plagues film adaptations of video games. Tron was the first of many films to have a video game adapted from it, the reasons for which should be clear when one watches the game sequences. During the middle act of the film, Flynn is made to compete in a couple of video games, the first of which, while quite clearly based upon Pong, was adapted more or less element-for-element into a crude tennis game. The latter is more notorious, however. The concept of bicycles that create walls behind them as they move, into which one tries to run an opponent, is one of the simple concepts that kept old 4-bit video game machines like the Atari 2600 profitable for so long.

It has been said that it is difficult to understand what is going on, which is hogwash. Once you learn some of the basics of computing, or rather the concepts that Microsoft would like to keep hidden from the user such as input-output addresses and the like, and learn to pay attention to dialogue, it is incredibly easy to follow this story. It is, in fact, one of the best renderings of computer concepts on the big screen to date, which is a sad indictment upon Hollywood when you consider how far technology in both areas has come since 1982.

I gave Tron a ten out of ten. It entertained me immeasurably when I was a child growing up on the cusp of VHS technology. As an adult who is having endless fun with the recordable DVD technology, it entertains me even more. Few things grow more relevant with time, in both happy and sad ways, but Tron is amongst them. If every science-fiction film in which computers and artificial intelligence figured heavily were up to this standard, film critics would have a lot less to do.

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