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TRON (1982)

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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kevin Flynn / Clu
... Alan Bradley / Tron
... Ed Dillinger / Sark / Master Control Program
... Lora / Yori
... Dr. Walter Gibbs / Dumont
... Ram / Popcorn Co-Worker
... Crom
Tony Stephano ... Peter / Sark's Lieutenant
Craig Chudy ... Warrior #1
Vince Deadrick Jr. ... Warrior #2 (as Vince Deadrick)
Sam Schatz ... Expert Disc Warrior
... Head Guard
David S. Cass Sr. ... Factory Guard (as Dave Cass)
... Guard #1
Bob Neill ... Guard #2
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Storyline

Hacker/arcade owner Kevin Flynn is digitally broken down into a data stream by a villainous software pirate known as Master Control and reconstituted into the internal, 3-D graphical world of computers. It is there, in the ultimate blazingly colorful, geometrically intense landscapes of cyberspace, that Flynn joins forces with Tron to outmaneuver the Master Control Program that holds them captive in the equivalent of a gigantic, infinitely challenging computer game. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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A world inside the computer where man has never been. Never before now. See more »


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9 July 1982 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,761,795, 11 July 1982

Gross USA:

$33,000,000
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2.20 : 1
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Trivia

Various computer animation firms bid for the opportunity to work on this movie, yielding the four that were ultimately selected: Magi Synthavision of Elmsford, NY; Digital Effects Inc., in New York City; Information International, Inc. (Triple I), in Culver City, CA; and Robert Abel and Associates in Los Angeles. By connecting a television monitor to a telephone wire at Magi in NY, filmmakers on the West Coast were able to immediately view the work and request adjustments that could be completed within the same day. This eliminated the need to ship prints back and forth across the country, saving time and money. See more »

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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. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Boy in Video Game Arcade: All right, give me room. Here we go.
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Crazy Credits

Certain versions of the European/American re-release have the explanatory title cards establishing the viewer into the world of the Programs and Users. See more »


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Only Solutions
Written and Performed by Journey
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Poetical cyberadventure
6 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

Excuse me, but : wow ! I feel sorry for those who are disillusioned, but Tron (1982) is nothing to me but pure magic ! A poetical "cyberadventure" where the cyber world is a methaphorical representation of the "real" one. And to think that those images were produced, and more unbelievable, imagined, in the early eighties ! OK, by today's standards, it might not look so impressive to some viewers, but still... And the imagination behind that movie, those graphics : wonderful ! I wish to be yet surprised by unexpected ideas such as Tron. And I am not necessarily thinking about a sequel : just surprise me ! Tron (1982) : a classic of the 7th art !

Eric Quebec, Canada

P.S.: Excuse my English, I am French-Canadian.


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