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Release Date:
9 July 1982 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The Electronic Gladiator See more »
Plot:
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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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 6 nominations See more »
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TRON: 'All that is visible…' See more (261 total) »

Cast

  (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)
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Directed by
Steven Lisberger 
 
Writing credits
Steven Lisberger (screenplay)

Steven Lisberger (story) and
Bonnie MacBird (story)

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
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 .... sound re-recording mixer
Lee Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Minkler .... sound 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)
Allen Hurd .... sound (uncredited)
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
Philip Rogers .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Wylie Stateman .... supervising sound editor (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)
Bill Kent .... animation compositing camera (uncredited)
David Mattingly .... digital artist (uncredited)
Liza Moon .... digital artist: MAGI Synthavision (uncredited)
 
Stunts
William H. Burton .... 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
Ron Vargas .... camera operator
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)
 
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
Gary Conklin .... background artist
Cathy Crum .... ink and paint artist
Janette Downs .... ink 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)
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
Chen Shihhsiung .... 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
Tom Bocci .... music supervisor: songs (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
 
Thanks
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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"TRON: The Original Classic" - USA (DVD box title)
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Runtime:
96 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby (35 mm prints)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Canada:PG (TV rating) | Chile:TE | Finland:K-12 | Germany:12 | Iceland:L | Italy:T | Netherlands:MG6 (20th anniversary collector's edition) | Peru:PT | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Sweden:11 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) | USA:PG (#26500) | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
The "pulsing" flicker in some scenes in the computer world were the accidental result of a mix up during production. Each B&W 65mm frame of the film was printed on 20"x16" Kodalith high contrast film as high contrast positives which were then used to print as high contrast negatives. These positives and negatives were then colorized and used in the film. The Kodalith was produced by Kodak in the necessary size as a special order and the film boxes numbered in order of each batch produced so that there was a consistent film speed if used in order. However, this was misunderstood by the Tron crew and they were used in any random order which resulted in some frames being brighter/darker than others and resulted in the flickers as the film speed varied. Once this was found out, the film was used in order of production to minimize the effect, but in the end the producers actually added in more flickers and "zinger" sounds to represent the computer world glitching as Steven Lisberger described it. However, he digitally removed them from the 2011 Blu-ray release as they were not in his original vision of the film and he believed they detracted from the quality.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Alan leaves his cubicle to see Dillinger (after he finds the Tron program unavailable), the line between the built set and the matte painting of the cubicles moves distinctly (clearly visible on the DVD).See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Boy in Video Game Arcade:All right, give me room. Here we go.
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226 out of 246 people found the following review useful.
TRON: 'All that is visible…', 12 November 2004
Author: w_jaredbrookes from Canada

TRON. Now here's a film that seems to generate a wide spectrum of reviews.

As for my take on this landmark motion picture, I have to admit that I will always be able to reflect on it in its original context.

In 1982, TRON (along with Blade Runner) was nothing short of breathtaking. And, although it was originally panned by critics, those who have taken the time to look closer, have noticed that there is more to this film than there first seems to be.

One of TRON's greatest strengths lies in its extensive use of parallelism. There is the world of the user (almost a god or demigod motif), contrasted with the world of the programs (very much a metaphor for our world). And, just to enhance this metaphor, Dillinger's helicopter is shown with neon-red lines, and the final fade to black is preceded with a time-lapse of the city – suggesting data running along traces.

The obvious parallels are with the use of the same actor for each character's counterparts in the digital world. Flynn and Clu, Alan and Tron, Laura and Yori, Gibbs and Dumont, Dillinger and Sark.

However, we see a number of other characters show up here and there, in more subtle form: For example, there's Sark's second in command on the bridge of the carrier. He shows up earlier in the film as Peter – the suit who was watching Dillinger's office. Then there's RAM's human counterpart asking Alan if he can have some of his popcorn.

I find it surprising that many are critical of the 'unbelievable' aspect of this film. However, never is the audience expected to believe that this is the way the computer world really works or that a person could ever be zapped into a computer. In fact, to allude to the type of story that the audience is being presented with, TRON does a near-quote of Alice In Wonderland, with 'Stranger and stranger.' Perhaps Kevin Flynn fell down the rabbit hole…. And – for those who think TRON is a Disney film – watch the production notes and you'll discover that this is not a Disney film (although they did fund it).

Of most obvious interest is the fact that TRON pushed the computer graphics technology of the time to its limits and beyond. And – despite many who have said that its graphics are primitive, they're confusing resolution with texture-mapping. The truth is, the number of colours displayed and the resolution shown in the computer-generated components in TRON is higher than most desktop displays – even today. To output to film with the level of sharpness and smooth gradients seen in TRON, you'd need at least 24 or 32-bit colour, with a horizontal resolution of approximately 3000 to 4000 pixels. On top of that, it was the first film to use transparency in 3D CGI (the solar-sailor simulation). To my knowledge, texture-mapping didn't exist in 1982. Fortunately, the lack of texture mapping works well with the stylized look of the film's 'world inside the machine.'

As a film, TRON is definitely both unique and entertaining. And, for those who are visual in nature, it's full of splendid eye-candy. The design work is top-rate, and is best appreciated when viewed on film. I recall watching this movie when it first came out in 1982, and have to say that it was nothing short of total immersion. Unfortunately, most of the modern transfers of this film have been pretty rough (with the exception of the out-of-print Laserdisc box-set).

The plot for TRON is actually quite simple. Despite this simplicity, it is cleverly used for the purpose of -- hopefully – making the audience think about our world, and how it may relate to some 'higher world.' If we are programs, then who are our users? Is there a level up from us, and do they know all the answers? There is certainly a metaphysical angle to TRON, which the audience can ether pay attention to, or disregard in favour of the simple thrill of watching Light Cycles square off against each other on the Game Grid.

Many elements are combined in this film: the gladiatorial film, the exodus, the revolution, the sentient AI, the battle of good vs. evil, and – of course – the almost prophetic depiction of the computer industry. Encom and Ed Dillinger are very much parallels to real themes that took place in the computer industry in the years that followed the release of TRON. These themes are very much repeated in more recent trilogy of films. I think the actual name for the Light Cycle game that Flynn mentions will give you a clue as to which trilogy I'm referring to.

Finally, there's Kevin Flynn. Some may be surprised that I left this one to the end. However, I thought I'd leave the best for last. Fact is, Jeff Bridges did a brilliant job with this character. Over the years, I have actually known computer-industry hot-shots who are remarkably similar to Flynn. He made the character believable. And, this carries over to the film itself. No matter how much of a leap you're expected to make when approached with a script or screenplay, be compelling. Jeff Bridges and David Warner do exactly this.

TRON is a movie that really entertains. I like to think of it as a big small movie. One that was definitely ambitious and is presented in 'glossy' and vivid wide-screen, yet has a sort of nice-light-snack kind of feel to it. It's a movie with a great deal of replay value, and one with compelling characters.

In short, TRON – like its video game counterpart – is fun.

And for that, and a host of other reasons, it will remain on my list of favourite films.

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