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Hacker/arcade owner Kevin Flynn is desperate to prove that the hottest videogames from ENCOM were stolen from him by a former co-worker, who is now a senior executive there. Flynn's efforts, however, are made fruitless by ENCOM's "Big Brother," the megalomaniacal Master Control Program. One night, the MCP catches Flynn in an attempted hack and pulls him into the virtual world. Flynn finds that the MCP is making life in the virtual world just as, if not more, miserable as in the real world. Flynn's only hope is to find TRON, a heroic independent system security program, and help him destroy the MCP to bring order to both worlds.
The Electronic Gladiator
Release Date: July 09, 1982
Runtime: 96 mins
All Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Taiwan
Sound: 70 mm 6-Track, Dolby
IMDB Rating: 6.6
Buried.com Rating: 7.6 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With T
MPAA Rating: PG
Jeff Bridges ...Kevin Flynn / Clu
Bruce Boxleitner ...Alan Bradley / Tron
David Warner ...Ed Dillinger / Sark / Master Control Program
Cindy Morgan ...Lora / yori
Barnard Hughes ...Dr. Walter Gibbs / Dumont
Dan Shor ...Ram / Popcorn Co-Worker
Peter Jurasik ...Crom
Tony Stephano ...Peter / Sark's Lieutenant
Craig Chudy ...Warrior #1
Vince Deadrick Jr. ...Warrior #2 (as Vince Deadrick)
Sam Schatz ...Expert Disc Warrior
Jackson Bostwick ...Head Guard
David S. Cass Sr. ...Factory Guard (as Dave Cass)
Gerald Berns ...Guard #1
Bob Neill ...Guard #2
Ted White ...Guard #3
Mark Stewart ...Guard #4
Michael Sax ...Guard #5
Tony Brubaker ...Guard #6
Charlie Picerni ...Tank Commander (as Charles Picerni)
Pierre Vuilleumier ...Tank Gunner #1
Erik Cord ...Tank Gunner #2
Loyd Catlett ...Conscript #1 / Video Game Cowboy
Michael Dudikoff ...Conscript #2 (as Michael J. Dudikoff II)
Richard Bruce Friedman ...Video Game Player
Rick Feck ...Boy in Video Game Arcade
John Kenworthy ...Boy in Video Game Arcade
Lisette Kremer ...Vidio gamer
Jerry Maren ...
TRON Horror Film Trailer 1
More Movie Taglines:
- The Electronic Gladiator
- In the future video game battles will be a matter of life or death.
- Trapped in a fight to the finish inside the video world he created [UK theatrical]
- A world inside the computer where man has never been. Never before now.
- Trapped inside an electronic arena, where love, and escape, do not compute!
- Yori: I knew you'd escape. They haven't built a circuit that could hold you!
Crom: Look. This... is all a mistake. I'm just a compound interest program. I work at a savings and loan! I can't play these video games! Guard: Sure you can, pal. Look like a natural athlete if I ever saw one. Crom: Who, me? Are you kidding? No, I run out to check on T-bill rates, I get outta breath. Hey, look, you guys are gonna make my user, Mr. Henderson, very angry. He's a full-branch manager. Guard: Great. Another religious nut.
[Disappointed with Sark] Master Control Program: You've enjoyed all the power you've been given, haven't you? I wonder how you'd take to working in a pocket calculator.
Dumont: Yes I'm old. Old enough to remember when the MCP was just a chess program!
Kevin Flynn: On the other side of the screen, it all looks so easy.
- Peter O'Toole had been signed to play the role of Dillinger/Sark, but lost interest and dropped out once he visited the set and did not see any physical scenery or tank props as described in the film's script.
Deborah Harry was among the actresses who were screen tested for the role of Lora/Yori.
All the live action that occurred inside the computer was filmed in black and white, and colorized later with photographic and rotoscopic techniques.
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 coloring remains, mostly in tank programs (Clu has yellow lines on his uniform, and all of Sark's tank commanders are pale green).But Flynn takes on this greenish tint after he crashes the reconizer and gets knocked out, shortly after he gets up he returns to the normal blue.
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.
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