Tron

Movies, Fantasy

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