History Film / Tron

28th Jul '16 12:57:48 PM Daethalion
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* ChekhovsGun: The laser that digitizes an orange at the beginning of the movie establishes the means by which Flynn gets pulled into the computer system.
13th May '16 4:56:21 PM eroock
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->''A world inside the computer where man has never been. Never before now...\\\
Enter its world.''

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->''A ->''"A world inside the computer where man has never been. Never before now...\\\
Enter its world.''
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11th May '16 3:54:22 PM Faberlich
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10th Mar '16 3:00:12 AM erforce
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: The laser lab, the computer facility, and the ridiculously large security door were not sets and props, but an actual location, Lawrence Livermore Labs. Unfortunately, all of it has long since been replaced.[[labelnote:*]]The hardware that replaced it can be seen as the USS ''Enterprise'''s warp core in ''StarTrekIntoDarkness''.[[/labelnote]]

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: The laser lab, the computer facility, and the ridiculously large security door were not sets and props, but an actual location, Lawrence Livermore Labs. Unfortunately, all of it has long since been replaced.[[labelnote:*]]The hardware that replaced it can be seen as the USS ''Enterprise'''s warp core in ''StarTrekIntoDarkness''.''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness''.[[/labelnote]]
3rd Mar '16 2:46:44 PM StFan
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'''''TRON''''': Video game developer Kevin Flynn, trying to prove that a CorruptCorporateExecutive has stolen his videogame programs, is sucked into the digital world inside the computer, where anthropomorphic programs are consigned to fight for their lives in gladiatorial games. With the help of Tron, an independent security program, Flynn must try to destroy the evil Master Control Program from within, bringing liberty to the cyber realm, and find a way of returning himself to the real world.

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'''''TRON''''': ''TRON'': Video game developer Kevin Flynn, trying to prove that a CorruptCorporateExecutive has stolen his videogame programs, is sucked into the digital world inside the computer, where anthropomorphic programs are consigned to fight for their lives in gladiatorial games. With the help of Tron, an independent security program, Flynn must try to destroy the evil Master Control Program from within, bringing liberty to the cyber realm, and find a way of returning himself to the real world.



Despite its bold look and bolder ambitions, especially for Walt Disney Productions which was sinking further into irrelevance at that time, ''TRON'' was a commercial disappointment (it didn't lose money, but wasn't the hit they had intended it to be). The proven box office poison that the Disney name was for anything but outright kiddie stuff at the time, led to the creation of Creator/TouchstonePictures two years later.

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Despite its bold look and bolder ambitions, especially for Walt Disney Productions which was sinking further into irrelevance at that time, ''TRON'' was a commercial disappointment (it didn't lose money, but wasn't the hit they had intended it to be). The proven box office box-office poison that the Disney name was for anything but outright kiddie stuff at the time, led to the creation of Creator/TouchstonePictures two years later.



''TRON'' has spawned two ([[CanonDiscontinuity mutually exclusive]]) sequels, the 2003 video game ''[[VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh TRON 2.0]]'' (in which Alan and Lora's son Jethro is transported into the cyber-world) and the continuity consisting of the film ''Film/TronLegacy'' and its tie-ins: (in order of publication) the graphic novel ''TRON: Betrayal'', the video game ''VideoGame/TronEvolution'', and the television series ''WesternAnimation/TronUprising''. In 2015, a new autorunner game called ''Tron: Run/r'' hit Steam Early Access.

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''TRON'' has spawned two ([[CanonDiscontinuity mutually exclusive]]) sequels, the 2003 video game ''[[VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh TRON 2.0]]'' ''VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh'' (in which Alan and Lora's son Jethro is transported into the cyber-world) and the continuity consisting of the film ''Film/TronLegacy'' and its tie-ins: (in order of publication) the graphic novel ''TRON: Betrayal'', the video game ''VideoGame/TronEvolution'', and the television series ''WesternAnimation/TronUprising''. In 2015, a new autorunner game called ''Tron: Run/r'' hit Steam Early Access.Access.



!!''TRON'' provides examples of the following tropes:

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!!''TRON'' provides examples of the following tropes:
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** On a computer monitor in one scene, a tiny VideoGame/{{Pac-Man}} can be seen briefly.
** A silhouette of MickeyMouse is visible in the landscape during the Solar Sailor escape. This one is part of an extensive tradition of "[[SigilSpam Hidden Mickeys]]".

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** On a computer monitor in one scene, a tiny VideoGame/{{Pac-Man}} VideoGame/PacMan can be seen briefly.
** A silhouette of MickeyMouse WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse is visible in the landscape during the Solar Sailor escape. This one is part of an extensive tradition of "[[SigilSpam Hidden Mickeys]]".



&&** An old, half-abandoned communications program named [=DuMont=].
&&Needs to be included what this is a reference to.

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&&** %%** An old, half-abandoned communications program named [=DuMont=].
&&Needs %%Needs to be included what this is a reference to.
25th Jan '16 9:04:45 AM pittsburghmuggle
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* ShooOutTheClowns: The "bit" - the only funny/cute character in the movie - gets left behind on the Recognizer after Flynn crashes it.
25th Jan '16 9:01:53 AM pittsburghmuggle
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The Grid-Bugs appear once, briefly at the start of the Sea of Simulation sequence, and never again. Yori says that if the Grid-Bugs catch them, they're finished. Common speculation is that they were included only for Midway to use them as [[AscendedExtra an antagonist]] in the [[VideoGame/{{TRON}} arcade game]].

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
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The Grid-Bugs appear once, briefly at the start of the Sea of Simulation sequence, and never again. Yori says that if the Grid-Bugs catch them, they're finished. Common speculation is that they were included only for Midway to use them as [[AscendedExtra an antagonist]] in the [[VideoGame/{{TRON}} arcade game]].game]].
** The orange scanned into the computer. They never scan it back out, you never find out what the MCP made of an orange.
13th Jan '16 3:07:33 PM TexaCaliDeeDub
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** Flynn's line "Like the man says, there's no problems, only solutions," when he sits down to hack into the ENCOM system is a quote from "Watching the Wheels" by Music/JohnLennon.

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** Flynn's line "Like the man says, there's no problems, only solutions," when he sits down to hack into the ENCOM system is a quote from "Watching the Wheels" by Music/JohnLennon. "Only Solutions" is also the title of one of the two tracks that Journey contributed to the soundtrack.
6th Jan '16 10:57:42 AM TheTitanPrince
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* MuggedForDisguise: An unintentional version occurs when when Flynn attacks one of Sark's guards. When Flynn grabs the guard he absorbs the guard's red coloring, thus succeeding in DressingAsTheEnemy.

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* MuggedForDisguise: An unintentional version occurs when when Flynn attacks one of Sark's guards. When Flynn grabs the guard he absorbs the guard's PureEnergy, turning Flynn's TronLines red coloring, thus succeeding in DressingAsTheEnemy.and letting him [[DressingLikeTheEnemy disguise himself as one of Sark's programs]].



* NeverSayDie: Programs dying or being deleted is referred to as de-resolution, or "derezz" for short. This isn't consistent, however; there's a scene where Yori tells Dumont that Tron is dead.

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* NeverSayDie: Programs dying or being deleted is referred to as de-resolution, or "derezz" "getting derezzed" for short. This isn't consistent, however; there's a scene where Yori tells Dumont that Tron is dead.



* NoBodyLeftBehind: When Programs de-rez, they flicker out and vanish.

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* NoBodyLeftBehind: When Programs de-rez, get de-rezzed, they flicker out and vanish.



* OffTheRails: A near-literal case in the lightcycle arena. Flynn sees the glitch on the wall and decides to make a run for it, escaping the arena. Ram and Tron think he's completely nuts, but that the idea's CrazyEnoughToWork.

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* OffTheRails: A near-literal literal case in the lightcycle Light Cycle arena. Flynn sees glitches the glitch on game, creating a hole in the wall and decides to make a run for it, escaping the arena. letting him, Tron, and Ram and Tron think he's completely nuts, but that the idea's CrazyEnoughToWork. escape.



* TheOutsideWorld: The real world in this film and ''Film/TronLegacy''. Programs are barely aware of its existence, except as a place where the nearly-mythical Users live, but some of them are anxious to break out of their computerized life and enter reality. The MCP in ''Tron'' is trying to use Dillinger to access more powerful systems, namely the Pentagon, and Clu 2.0 in ''Legacy'' actually wants to invade the real world to make it "perfect".

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* TheOutsideWorld: The real world in this film and ''Film/TronLegacy''. is like this. Programs are barely seemingly aware of its existence, except as a place it, but they don't know much about it other than "it's where the nearly-mythical Users live, but some of them are anxious to break out of their computerized life and enter reality. live". The MCP in ''Tron'' is trying to use Dillinger to access more powerful systems, namely the Pentagon, and Clu 2.0 in ''Legacy'' actually wants only one who really seems to invade the real world to make it "perfect". know anything about it.



* PutOnABus: Alan and Lora, after Flynn is sucked into the computer. They don't show up again until the ending, although Tron learns how to defeat the MCP by contacting Alan from Dumont's I/O tower.

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* PutOnABus: Alan and Lora, after Flynn is sucked into the computer. They don't show up again until the ending, although [[spoiler: Alan makes a brief reappearance (albeit voice only) in the I/O Tower, where he gives Tron learns how to defeat the MCP by contacting Alan from Dumont's I/O tower.data that can destroy the MCP]].



* [[RedEyesTakeWarning Red Lines, Take Warning]]: Sark's lines burn a rather brilliant light orange when he gets pissed.

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* [[RedEyesTakeWarning Red RedEyesTakeWarning: More like "Red Lines, Take Warning]]: Warning", but most of the MCP's forces have red TronLines instead of the heroes' blue.
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Sark's lines in particular burn a rather brilliant light orange when he gets pissed.



* RobotsEnslavingRobots: the MCP to other, smaller programs both on its own and outside systems.

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* RobotsEnslavingRobots: The MCP enslaves other programs, assimilating the MCP to other, smaller programs both on its own ones that he deems useful, and outside systems.sending all the others to die on the Game Grid.



* SacrificialLamb: [[spoiler:Clu to prove that the MCP is a jerk, Crom to prove that the Game Grid is truly dangerous, and Ram [[TooCooltoLive just to piss us off.]]]]

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* SacrificialLamb: [[spoiler:Clu to prove that the MCP is a jerk, loathes the Users, Crom to prove that the Game Grid is truly dangerous, and Ram [[TooCooltoLive just to piss us off.]]]]off]].]]



* ShirtlessScene: In a movie that takes place mostly in a computer system where the characters are programs who technically aren't wearing clothes to begin with, they still managed to sneak one in.

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* ShirtlessScene: In a movie that takes place mostly in a computer system where the characters are programs who technically aren't wearing clothes to begin with, they still managed to sneak one in.in near the beginning.



** An old, half-abandoned communications program named [=DuMont=].

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** &&** An old, half-abandoned communications program named [=DuMont=].[=DuMont=].
&&Needs to be included what this is a reference to.



*** Happens again later, when [[spoiler: Flynn crashes a defective Recognizer.]]



* TheStoic: The MCP. [[spoiler: When Sark is killed, however, the MCP is visually audibly distressed and saddened.]]

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* TheStoic: The MCP.
** NotSoStoic:
[[spoiler: When Sark is killed, however, the MCP is visually audibly distressed and saddened.]]



* TakeOverTheWorld: The MCP informs Dillinger that it's planning to do this, establishing that Flynn's success matters in the real world, not just to the oppressed programs.
%% TalkingToHimself goes in the trivia tab.
* TankGoodness

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* TakeOverTheWorld: The MCP informs Dillinger that it's planning to do this, establishing hack into the Pentagon, take control of the US's missiles, and force the world to obey him. This establishes that Flynn's success victory matters in the real world, world as well, and not just to the oppressed programs.
%% TalkingToHimself goes
programs in the trivia tab.
ENCOM system.
* TankGoodnessTankGoodness: The Light Tanks, used by Clu and the MCP's forces.



* TrappedInAnotherWorld
* TronLines: The TropeNamer.

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* TrappedInAnotherWorld
TrappedInAnotherWorld: Flynn for most of the movie.
* TronLines: The TropeNamer. All programs have lines down their suits, denoting their relationship with the users.[[note]]Blue for loyal to the users, Red for those who don't believe in them/have been taken over by [[BigBad the MCP]], and yellow for hacking programs with no loyalties in the system[[/note]]



* {{Underlighting}}: Used to make the computer world glow. (Called "back-lit animation" by the development team.)
* [[StabTheSky Upload the Sky]]. One of the original theatrical posters, complete with near-LegCling.

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* {{Underlighting}}: Used to make the computer world glow. (Called "back-lit animation" by the The development team.)
team refers to it as backlit animation.
* [[StabTheSky Upload the Sky]].StabTheSky. One of the original theatrical posters, complete with near-LegCling.



** FridgeBrilliance: It's probable programs crash ''all the time''.

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** FridgeBrilliance: It's probable This is a 1980s computer system, it's more than likely that programs crash ''all ''crash'' all the time''.time.



* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened to the Grid-Bugs?]]: Said Grid-Bugs appear once, briefly at the start of the Sea of Simulation sequence, and never again. Speculation is that they were included solely so that Midway could use them as [[AscendedExtra an antagonist]] in the [[VideoGame/{{TRON}} coin-op]].

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* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened to the Grid-Bugs?]]: Said WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The Grid-Bugs appear once, briefly at the start of the Sea of Simulation sequence, and never again. Speculation Yori says that if the Grid-Bugs catch them, they're finished. Common speculation is that they were included solely so that only for Midway could to use them as [[AscendedExtra an antagonist]] in the [[VideoGame/{{TRON}} coin-op]].arcade game]].



* WorldHealingWave: The result of the MCP's death, as all the power it was hoarding for itself is released.

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* WorldHealingWave: The result of [[spoiler: the MCP's death, as all the power it was hoarding for itself is released.]]
21st Dec '15 3:27:50 AM Sjebens
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* SweaterGirl: Lara's white angora sweater in the last scene of the movie.

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* SweaterGirl: Lara's Lora's white angora sweater in the last scene of the movie.
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