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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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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

The script makes several references to characters that are trying to behave in an ethical fashion as following an old religion. Why? There also appears to be some allegorical elements in the roles of Programs (the created) and Users (the creators). What deeper message, if any, do you think the moviemakers were trying to convey.

Tron is attributed for initiating new moviemaking techniques, as well as inspiring a new generation of moviemakers. Do you recognize any elements of this film in other productions you have seen? How have computer graphics evolved since 1982?

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