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Tron

While trying to hack a computer to find evidence of software theft, Kevin Flynn's (Jeff Bridges) body is digitized and his physical matter reassembled inside the mainframe. Now his only hope of returning to the real world is to find a security program called Tron (Bruce Boxleitner) and try to shut down the evil Master Control Program (David Warner). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 96
Theater Release: 09 Jul 1982
Video Release: 05 Apr 2011
MPAA Rating: PG
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Why Is Tron Rated PG?


Violence: Characters are forced to engage in gladiator-like battles where the losing opponent dies (implied by a bright flash of light before the body disappears). Characters are interrogated and tortured with painful shocks (causing their skeleton to shine through their skin). Frisbee-like weapons and electric-prod spears are used. Hand-to-hand combat occurs. Movie includes depictions of illegal activities, such as computer hacking, blackmail, breaking and entering, as well as intellectual property and data theft. Video-game-like violence features car races, tank chases, crashes and explosions. A powerful lazar beam digitizes a man and sends his physical matter inside a computer.

Sexual Content: Embracing and kissing. Verbal comments imply unmarried couples having sexual relationships. A man’s bare chest is shown.

Language: Infrequent use of mild profanity.

Alcohol / Drug Use: None noted.

Other: Ethical behavior is derogatorily called "religion." Personified programs revere programmers/users as their creators.

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