• Tron (1982)


Release Date: July 9th, 1982

DVD Release Date: December 12th, 2000

PG |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

When talented computer engineer Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) finds out that Ed Dillinger (David Warner), an executive at his company, has been stealing his work, he tries to hack into the system. However, Flynn is transported into the digital world, where he has to face off against Dillinger's computerized likeness, Sark, and the imposing Master Control Program. Aided by Tron (Bruce Boxleitner) and Yori (Cindy Morgan), Flynn becomes a freedom fighter for the oppressed programs of the grid.

Cast: Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan, Barnard Hughes, Dan Shor, Peter Jurasik, Tony Stephano

Director: Steven Lisberger

Genres: Children , Action , Science fiction

Production Co: Lisberger/Kushner, Walt Disney Pictures

Distributors: Buena Vista Pictures

Keywords: Engaging , Los Angeles , Rivalry , 1980s , Competition ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    The story is simple, as befits a movie that's more about visual flash, technical bravura, and ideas than plot and character development. TRON turns into an action-oriented endeavor, with characters attempting to make their way through the video game inspired landscape of the mainframe to the goal that will achieve victory. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Here's a technological sound-and-light show that is sensational and brainy, stylish, and fun. show more

  • 75
    Bill CosfordMiami Herald

    So TRON is an adventure story, with the requisite (and understated) love triangle at its heart. But it is also a story of remarkable special effects, and this is the stuff you haven't seen before. [09 July 1982, p.C1]

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British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982)