A video game designer trying to prove a big time executive stole his idea is sucked into a corporation's mainframe where programs are personified counterparts of their writers and "users" are subjects of religious faith. A well-crafted and scripted metaphor, TRON benefits from breakthrough computer animation.
Steven Lisberger - American Director/Screenwriter
Cindy Morgan - Actress
Dan Shor - American Character Actor
David Warner - British Actor
Barnard Hughes - Prime time Emmy-winner American Actor
Barnard Aloysius Kiernan Hughes - Prime time Emmy-winner American Actor
Bruce Boxleitner - American TV Actor
Jeff Bridges - American actor IRON MAN, THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, STARMAN
- Format: DVD
- Run Time: 125
- Color Format: Color
- UPC: 786936811711
- Genre: Action/Adventure
- Rating: PG (MPAA)
- Release Date: June 2015
The MCP, a master computer program, is appropriating all other programs in order to become the controlling program in the world. To regain access to the computer for users, hacker Kevin Flynn sneaks into the system, but gets himself digitized. Stuck inside the system, he pretends to be a program and manages to help another program, Tron, free the machine from the tyrannical control of the MCP.
As Disney animated films anthropomorphized animals, giving them the characteristics of humans, "Tron" does the same for things electronic, making the insides of the circuitry of a computer into an entire world. Laserdisc version is the Collector's Edition, from Disney's Archive Collection.
"...[The film has] visual delights....[The] computer-generated visuals created by divers hands are impressive..." - 07/07/1982 Variety
"...Its visual effects are wonderfully new..." - 07/09/1982 New York Times, p.C8
"...The first theatrical movie to extensively utilize computer-generated animation plays better today..." - 12/15/1995 USA Today, p.3D
"[I]ts eye-candy visuals were a gee-whiz harbinger of binary blockbusters to come." -- Grade: B- - 04/15/2011 Entertainment Weekly