Tron (2010) Poster



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TRON (1982)
TRON 2.0 (2003) (Video Game)

Followed by 

Tron: Evolution (2010) (Video Game)
Tron: The Next Day (2011) (Short)
TRON: Uprising (2012) (TV Series)


Tron: Evolution (2010) (Video Game)
TRON: Uprising (2012) (TV Series)


Mabel's Strange Predicament (1914) (Short)
Castor walks with a 'cane' like the Tramp after he obtained Flynn's disc.
Triumph of the Will (1935)
Clu's inspirational speech to his legions of assembled troops for a planned invasion echoes Hitler's speech at the Nuremberg rally.
Casablanca (1942)
When Castor meets Sam, he says "Of all the innumerable possibilities, he has to walk into mine", reminiscent of Rick's line about Ilsa , "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine."
The Caine Mutiny (1954)
CLU rolls balls in his hand like Captain Queeg
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Flynn's residence is based on the white room where Bowman ages.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Kevin Flynn compares the miracle like finding a Golden Ticket.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
During the fight at the End of the Line, Club, Castor dances with his cane like Alex in this film.
Cabaret (1972)
Castor's mannerisms, as he introduces himself to Sam, are like those of the Master of Ceremonies from this film.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Sam holds lightcycle handlebar like a lightsaber and says, "What am I supposed to do with this?" Jarvis replies, "I'll give you a hint: not THAT."
The Black Hole (1979)
Poster seen.
Donkey Kong (1981) (Video Game)
The sound effect of Jump Man (Mario) jumping over a barrell can be heard as Sam walks through Flynn's arcade.
TRON (1982)
When Sam goes back to his home/garage, the name on the outside on the building says "DUMONT". It is homeage to Barnard Hughee (Dr. Walter Gibbs / Dumont) in the original TRON movie.
TRON: Deadly Disks (1982) (Video Game)
The sound of the discs being thrown, especially when Rinzler and Sam are fighting the disc battle in the arena, is the same exact sound as the discs being thrown from the old Intellivision game TRON: Deadly Disks.
The Meaning of Life (1983)
The character Castor/Zuse is modeled on Eric Idle's 'Man In Pink' character in the Galaxy Song sequence
WarGames (1983)
Kevin Flynn says that the only way to beat Clu at his game is "not to play" the same wording used by WOPR to describe the game of Global Thermonuclear War
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Clu has a left-hand executor program named Jarvis who compliments all the time. Tony Stark has a personal Artificial Intelligence computer program called JARVIS (acronym for "Just A Rather Very Intelligent System") who is also compliments once in a while.

Referenced in 

Watchman Video Broadcast: What Is the Singularity? (2010) (TV Episode)
Mike mentions that there's a sequel to TRON coming out.
Hollywood's Top Ten: Computer Age Movies (2010) (TV Episode)
Lynda mentions the remake of Tron
Conan: Paper or Plastique? (2010) (TV Episode)
Conan O'Brien mentions this movie in a joke
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.51 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Jeff Bridges stars in the film
The Hour: Episode #7.53 (2010) (TV Episode)
George Stroumboulopoulos mentions its screening at the CN Tower.
Hollywood's Top Ten: Game On! (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as reason for listing the top ten movies based on video games
Bum Reviews: Tron Legacy (2010) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Conan: A Quantum of Kwanzaa (2010) (TV Episode)
Conan O'Brien mentions this movie in a joke at the beginning of the show
How It Should Have Ended: The TRON HISHE Rap (2010) (TV Episode)
Flynn: "Tron baby, now it's Legacy"
LittleBigPlanet 2 (2011) (Video Game)
One of the downloaded content for the game is a Clu costume.
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011)
The movie being used for a Coke related commercial.
RTL Film: Episode #9.12 (2011) (TV Episode)
Discussed as an upcoming film.
The Big Bang Theory: The Thespian Catalyst (2011) (TV Episode)
Howard mentions the movie as "Tron 2".
80's Dan: Automan (2011) (TV Episode)
At the beginning of the episode, Dolly and R.O.B. come home after going to see "TRON: Legacy."
Edición Especial Coleccionista: ¡Hasta nunca, Doctor! (2011) (TV Episode)
Appears on the list of DVD & Blu-Ray releases of April/May
TRON Legacy: Disc Roars (2011) (Video)
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.12 (2011) (TV Episode)
Roger's thumb verdict is shown during the "Now on DVD" segment
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Mars Needs Moms (2011) (TV Episode)
Hewy compares the animation in "Mars Needs Moms" to the computer world in this movie
Breaking In: The Need for Speed (2011) (TV Episode)
using a copy of the original Tron arcade video game to conceal a secret passageway
Conan: The Awkward Product Placement. Swiffer (2011) (TV Episode)
One of the prizes during Basic Cable's Name that Tune is a VHS copy of Tron Legacy
Mad: Pooh Grit/Not-a-Fan-a-Montana (2011) (TV Episode)
Kevin Flynn & Clu appear in the "Pooh Grit" skit.
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.3 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.5 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.187 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Olivia Wilde was in the film
Midnight Screenings: Spy Kids 4D: All the Time in the World (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Dark Horse (2011)
Justin asks Abe if he's going to see this and says the trailer looks great.
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (2011)
Display of this movie shown at Comic Con.
Disney Universe (2011) (Video Game)
Costumes of the characters of this movie.
Natholdet - med Anders Breinholt: Jørgen Fonemy SPECIAL (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD case is seen
Rude Tube: Extreme Rides (2011) (TV Episode)
Alex asks the viewers, "Did you see the film TRON: Legacy? Were you disappointed? Yes, me too."
Mongrels: Nelson and the C***'s Speech (2011) (TV Episode)
Marion says to Nelson that Vince disappeared in 1989 and 20 years later he shrunk himself into a computer and Michael Sheen was in it and he was rubbish for which Nelson replies "That's TRON: Legacy"
Kingudamu hâtsu 3D: Dorîmu doroppu disutansu (2012) (Video Game)
Features a world based on this film
Once Upon a Time: The Stranger (2012) (TV Episode)
Henry has a Tron Legacy lunchbox. The word "Legacy" isn't as easy to see as the word "Tron", but it's clearly there.
Workaholics: The Business Trip (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
Futurama: A Farewell to Arms (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
DVD-R Hell: Animalympics (2012) (TV Episode)
"I can't wait for an 'Animalympics' sequel with Michael Sheen as a cockatoo.
Face Off: A Force to Be Reckoned With (2012) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Face Off: Make It Reign (2013) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
That Music Show: 2005 vs. 1995 (2013) (TV Episode)
Nick asks Alex James a question about the TRON Legacy soundtrack.
Atop the Fourth Wall: The Culling: Teen Titans Annual #1 (2013) (TV Episode)
Linkara thought that the Titans' glowing costumes came from this movie.
Once Upon a Time: Going Home (2013) (TV Episode)
Henry has a TRON lunchbox
Hollywood Game Night: Show Me Your Music, I'll Show You Mine (2014) (TV Episode)
Sean Hayes and Jane Lynch both mention this movie by name as TRON during the game Picture Pirrfect
Honest Trailers: X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Atop the Fourth Wall: Top 15 Worst Comics I've Reviewed (2014) (TV Episode)
"...ripping off The Hunger Games and TRON Legacy."
Taylor Swift: Bad Blood (2015) (Video)
The concept of the bikes that Catastrophe & Domino rides are taken out from TRON.
Honest Game Trailers: Disney Infinity (2015) (TV Episode)
A Quorra figurine is seen
Disney Infinity 3.0 (2015) (Video Game)
Features the world and characters
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Olivia Wilde/Grant Gustin/The Vamps (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth as he introduces Olivia Wilde
Choice (2016) (Short)
Soundtrack from the film seen.
Jeopardy!: 2016 Teen Tournament Semifinal Game 3 (2016) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue and correct response in "I Get Around" category
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (2017) (Video Game)
Features a world based on this film in Dream Drop Distance
Silicon Valley: Teambuilding Exercise (2017) (TV Episode)
The guys remind Big Head there is a second TRON movie
Half in the Bag: Blade Runner 2049 (2017) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions it when talking about father-son relations in new films from old franchises


Tron (1982) (Video Game)
a copy of it is in the arcade

Featured in 

The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Ugly Truth/G-Force/Orphan (2009) (TV Episode)
Ellen lists movies starring Johnny Depp.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Alice in Wonderland/Stolen/Brooklyn's Finest (2010) (TV Episode)
Trailer shown for the Anticipatron
Breakfast: Episode dated 6 December 2010 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to introduce today's special guests Olivia Wilde and Joseph Kosinski.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.54 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip from the film starring Olivia Wilde is shown
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.59 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip from the film starring Garrett Hedlund is shown
De wereld draait door: Episode #6.88 (2011) (TV Episode)
A trailer is shown.
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011) (TV Special)
nominee clips
Launching the 'TRON: Legacy' (2011) (Video)
Clips, behind-the-scenes and making of
Visualizing 'TRON: Legacy' (2011) (Video)
Clips, behind-the-scenes and making of
Installing the Cast of 'TRON: Legacy' (2011) (Video)
Clips, behind-the-scenes and making of
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.25 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown as Ignatiy says the film would slow down just to show off the technology
Rude Tube: Extreme Rides (2011) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
Great Movie Mistakes III: Not in 3D (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
The Blockbuster Buster: Top 10 Movies People Want Me to Talk About (2013) (TV Episode)
Takes #4 on list on movies that People want Erod to talk about
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.107 (2013) (TV Episode)
Clip included in montage of Olivia Wilde films
Nostalgia Critic: Is it Right to Nitpick? (2013) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: The Top Ten Best Hit Songs of 2013 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Todd; clips are used.
Daft Punk Unchained (2015)
clip shown

Spoofed in 

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
The opponents that Scott had defeated is "derezzed" into coins like Programs from Tron.
Mad: HOPS/Naru210 (2011) (TV Episode)
The disk throwing match was spoofed.
Pron: The XXX Parody (2011) (Video)
Porn parody.
Mad: Fast Hive/Minute to Flynn It (2011) (TV Episode)
Minute to Flynn It is a spoof of this movie.
Robot Chicken: Noidstrom Rack (2014) (TV Episode)
Parody skit

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