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.
The original plan was to have the circuit lines of the "good" programs glow yellow, and the "bad" programs would have blue circuit lines. At one point, this was changed to where good programs are blue, and evil ones are red. Some of the original ... ...
Boy in Video Game Arcade:
All right, give me room. Here we go.
In one scene on the light cycle grid, we hear one of Sark's forces (the ones piloting the blue cycles) say "I'm taking him into the maze!", but when we see the cycles turn and head into the maze, Flynn's cycle (in yellow) clearly has the advantage.
Certain versions of the European/American re-release have the explanatory title cards establishing the viewer into the world of the Programs and Users.
$4,761,795 (USA) (11 July 1982)