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Disney's twenty million dollar bid to break into the booming fantasy market is a sympathetic but slightly clumsy rewrite of The Wizard of Oz, with a whizkid programmer (Bridges) trapped inside a computer world. The film boasts some impressive computer-generated animation, but for all its inventiveness, Tron never reaches a level of excitement commensurate with its effects budget. Indeed, in what might have proved to be a dire precedent for the cinema, Tron the video game is probably better than Tron the movie.

Release details

Rated: PG
Release date: Friday July 9 1982
Duration: 96 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Steven Lisberger
Screenwriter: Steven Lisberger
Cast: Bruce Boxleitner
Jeff Bridges
Barnard Hughes
Dan Shor
David Warner
Cindy Morgan