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Tron (2010)

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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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Storyline

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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17 December 2010 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$170,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,026,211, 19 December 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$172,062,763, 14 April 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$400,062,763, 31 December 2011
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Kevin Flynn's white lightcycle bears a striking resemblance to the original design of the lightcycle in Tron (1982) , there are slight differences though, the most noticeable is that it doesn't materialise from a baton like the classic and new lightcycles See more »

Goofs

When Edward Dillinger Jr. logs into the console during the board meeting, if you look very carefully during the cut-scene from his typing to the console screen you will see "Ubuntu" as the actual console root. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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 closing credits feature 3D computer circuits that pop-out of the screen. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.12 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
Written by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart (as David Stewart)
Performed by Eurythmics
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Limited and The RCA Records Label
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Touching Spectacle
20 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

It's not highly likely to win many new converts, but for those who already like the original and want to see more of that world, it more than satisfies. The visuals are a wonderful evolution from Tron and the story of a father and son who have to make up for lost time is very touching. The CGI face they developed for Jeff Bridges is not perfect, but it works very well with just a few exceptions and I feel, for my own tastes, that they have actually bridged the uncanny valley with this one. Still a bit of work to get it perfect, but this one works as it is. Oh, and the score by Daft Punk is beautiful. The first thing my brother and I did after leaving the theater was buy the sound track on the way home. It's very suggestive of the original but with plenty of today's newer sensibilities mixed in.


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