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Tron

  • Action
  • Sci-fi
  • 1982
  • Steven Lisberger
  • 91 mins
  • PG

Summary

Sci-fi adventure starring Jeff Bridges, David Warner and Bruce Boxleitner. While trying to prove that his ideas have been stolen by his evil boss, computer games designer Kevin Flynn is absorbed into a powerful program and becomes a competitor in a life-or-death video game.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

In this imaginative electronic fantasy, computer genius Jeff Bridges enters cyberspace to prove himself the rightful inventor of stolen game patents. Director Steven Lisberger broke new cinematic ground by inventing and using state-of-the-art digital graphics to depict a bizarre video netherworld. The "light cycle" race - where machines create solid walls of colour behind them as they speed around a grid - is the highlight of a complex but light-hearted adventure. It may seem somewhat dated these days, but it would probably be fair to credit this Disney movie with being the forerunner of the Toy Story movies.

Credits

Cast

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Kevin Flynn / CluJeff Bridges
Ed Dillinger / SarkDavid Warner
Alan Bradley / TronBruce Boxleitner
Lora / YoriCindy Morgan
Dr Walter Gibbs / DumontBarnard Hughes
RamDan Shor
CromPeter Jurasik
Peter / Sark's lieutenantTony Stephano
WarriorCraig Chudy
WarriorVince Deadrick
Expert disk warriorSam Schatz
Head guardJackson Bostwick
Tank commanderCharles Picerni

Crew

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DirectorSteven Lisberger

Details

Theatrical distributor
The Walt Disney Company Ltd
Released on
1982-10-21
Languages
English
Guidance
May be edited for swearing
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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