PG | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
During the ENCOM exterior shooting (where the giant door was), there had been radioactive spillage near the shoot. Cindy Morgan even stepped in a contaminated area and had to have her shoes decontaminated.
Boy in Video Game Arcade:
All right, give me room. Here we go.
When Flynn runs through the computer halls shortly before he gets scanned in the computer, you see a crew member sitting behind a Cray 1 supercomputer and several others reflected in the glass on the same Cray 1.
Certain versions of the European/American re-release have the explanatory title cards establishing the viewer into the world of the Programs and Users.
The 20th Anniversary DVD edition includes a deleted love scene: Tron and Yori go to her apartment, where she pushes a button on the wall, the walls disappears and her uniform changes into a different costume. Tron ask her " How do we get into the I/O Tower". She replies "First, you have to go all the way down" as she moves her hand down Tron's body. Also included are a partially completed "morning after" scene (after Tron visits Yori's apartment, Tron tells her "It's time to go"; however all dialog tracks for this short scene are lost), and the "light cycles" scene with its music (music that also shows up in the "here goes nothing" scene, and which Wendy Carlos would later use as the basis of one movement of her "Moonscapes" suite), on the auxiliary DVD. Also included on the auxiliary DVD is a new 90-minute "making of" feature, with cast and crew interviews, and an alternate version of the end credits, with Wendy's close music playing in its entirety, instead of cutting to Journey after the organ solo.
$4,761,795 (USA) (11 July 1982)