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TRON (1982) Poster

(1982)

Goofs

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

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.
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When Alan walks to Dillinger's office at the beginning, the sounds of the footsteps do not match Alan's steps.
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Character error 

In real life, a bit has two states: on and off. The bit that Flynn meets has three states. When at rest it is a different looking character than when it says, "yes," and when it says, "no." The at rest state is a complex, many faceted block-ish character. The "yes" state looks like two 4 sided pyramids joined at their bases (octohedron). The "no" phase is a very spiky, star-like shape.
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Continuity 

In the opening light cycle battle just before Sark kills the other program, the light cycles instantly change places from Sark's blue cycle on the left and the yellow one on the right to blue right, yellow left and then instantly back again.
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When Flynn is scanned into the computer, he is wearing Adidas trainers. In all scenes prior to that, he is wearing Nike trainers.
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Yori's headgear changes to a male's helmet while on the Solar Sailer, and back to a female's covering when she is off the Sailer.
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When Sark has his power cycles slowed down by the MCP the first time (0h:33m), the shot from behind Sark has his arms flailing about, but the front shot of Sark shows his arms holding on to the panels.
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When Flynn is hanging off the solar sail shots from his point of view show very rough, craggy terrain, but in all other shots the solar sail is above smooth terrain.
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When the escapees first spot the water, Tron runs to it, then Flynn, then Ram. But when Flynn reaches it, Ram is already there.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Flynn runs through the computer halls shortly before he gets scanned in the computer, you see a crew member sitting behind a Cray 1 supercomputer and several others reflected in the glass on the same Cray 1.
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Around the 23 to 24 minute mark, in close-up shots of Dillinger behind his desk, what appears to be the top of a crew member's head is visible in the lower right corner of the screen.
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Miscellaneous 

When Ram and Flynn are back in their cells Ram is doing tricks with his identity disk. The close up of Rams hands show he has no gloves on. When they cut to wide shot Ram has gloves on.
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Towards the end of the film, one short sequence involving enemy craft is rendered entirely in traditional cel animation, using a bright "cartoon" style that is jarringly different from anything else in the movie.
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(at around 28 mins) When Lora shows her direct terminal in ENCOM building (laser target area) to Flynn, he turns the computer on by turning the wheel on the printer. Some may say that he tries to put the paper in, so he could print out the evidence of the theft of "Space paranoid" game, but the paper is already in and ready to print. This is maybe not a mistake, just ignorance...
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Plot holes 

In one scene on the light cycle grid, we hear one of Sark's forces (the ones piloting the blue cycles) say "I'm taking him into the maze!", but when we see the cycles turn and head into the maze, Flynn's cycle (in yellow) clearly has the advantage.
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Revealing mistakes 

In Flynn's Arcade, a couple of kids are "playing" pinball machines that aren't switched on (visible at the top left of the screen in the overhead shots).
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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).
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When Alan is leaving Dillinger's office, the lit elevator button does not turn off when the doors open.
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Spoilers

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Revealing mistakes 

Ram has just died and the next scene shows Tron running down a corridor. As this is occurring, there's a black speck to the right that's crawling around in a circle indicative of a bug on the transfer screen.
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