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The son of a virtual world designer goes looking for his father and ends up inside the digital world that his father designed. He meets his father's corrupted creation and a unique ally who was born inside the digital world.

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Sam Flynn, the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn, looks into his father's disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 20 years. Along with Kevin's loyal confidant Quorra, father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous. Meanwhile, the malevolent program CLU, who dominates the digital world, plans to invade the real world and will stop at nothing to prevent their escape. Written by ZootCatchy

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Rated PG for sequences of sci-fi action violence and brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,970,692 (UK) (17 December 2010)

Gross:

$172,051,787 (USA) (8 April 2011)
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Trivia

Amy Esterle filmed scenes as Sam Flynn's mother, though most were deleted from the final film. In an early cut of the film, Sam's mother was to have lived well into his childhood years; this plot point was changed in post-production to add emphasis to the father-son relationship between Sam and Kevin Flynn. Esterle still makes an brief appearance as an unidentified woman in a flashback sequence. The movie novelization retains the earlier concept of Sam's mother surviving and expands her backstory as to how she met Kevin Flynn and the circumstances of her death. See more »

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During the opening sequence, the camera flies from the downtown area of the city, across the bay, to Flynn's house, and into Sam Flynn's bedroom. Thus, his bedroom window should face the skyline of the city. However, when he looks out of his window, there are no buildings visible. See more »

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Kevin Flynn: The Grid. A digital frontier. I tried to picture clusters of information as they moved through the computer. What did they look like? Ships? motorcycles? Were the circuits like freeways? I kept dreaming of a world I thought I'd never see. And then, one day...
7 Year Old Sam Flynn: You got in.
Kevin Flynn: That's right, man. I got in.
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Crazy Credits

The Walt Disney Pictures logo is modified in the same style as the digital TRON world. See more »

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Accompanied by Gavin Greenaway
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User Reviews

 
I've been waiting 28 years for that....
17 December 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

And it was worth it.

I was 9 years old when I saw TRON in a dingy cinema in Fareham, I was hooked then, and I always dreamed they would make a sequel.

I was seriously worried though, I mean, Escape from New York was another of my favourite movies and I got all excited about the sequel to that... and left the cinema mortified...

Not this time.

This was like an old friend coming home.

There are a lot of comments about this movie having a poor story, personally, I disagree. It was a father and son story, any more on top of the other sub plots going on would have been too much.

It's a hell of an experience for the sences... when those Recognizers flew overhead the cinema shook... immersive, entertaining... everything a good movie should be.

Roll on Number 3.


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