TRON: Legacy

Synopsis: Sam Flynn, the tech-savvy 27-year-old son of Kevin Flynn, looks into his father's disappearance and finds himself pulled into the same world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his father has been living for 20 years. Along with Kevin's loyal confidant Quorra, father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe that has become far more advanced and exceedingly dangerous. Meanwhile, the malevolent program CLU, who dominates the digital world, plans to invade the real world and will stop at nothing to prevent their escape.
Director(s): Joseph Kosinski
Production: Walt Disney Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 49 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
125 min

The Grid.

A digital frontier.

I tried to picture clusters of information

as they moved through the computer.

What did they look like?

Ships? Motorcycles?

Were the circuits like freeways?

I kept dreaming of a world

I thought I'd never see.

And then, one day...

You got in.

That's right, man. I got in.

And the world was more beautiful

than I ever dreamed

and also more dangerous

than I ever imagined.

Hop in bed, now, kiddo.

- Now, I met a brave warrior.

- Tron.

(VOCALIZING) Bom-ba-bom-bom bom!


He fights for the users.

He sure does.

Oh, man, he showed me things

that no one had ever imagined.

There were these disk battles

fought in spectacular arenas.

Cycles that raced on ribbons of light.

It was so radical.

And together...

You built the Grid.

We built a new grid

for programs and users.

Now, I couldn't be in there all the time,

so I created a program in my own image

that could think.

Like you, and me.

And I called him Clu.

- Codified Likeness Utility.

- MAN:
That's right.

And Clu, Tron and I,

we built the system,

where all information was free

and open.


And then, one day,

something happened.

Something extraordinary.

A miracle.

What was it?

That'll have to wait till next time.

I gotta get to work.

I wanna go with you, Dad.

Yeah, well, one day you will.

I promise.

- To the Grid?

- (LAUGHS) Good night, Sam.

Hey, what do you say tomorrow

you and I hit the arcade?

You can have a crack

at the old man's high score.

- First game's on me.


Can we play doubles?

On the same team?

We're always on the same team.



Good evening. Our lead story.

ENCOM CEO and video game icon

Kevin Flynn has disappeared.

He was best known for designing Tron

and Space Paranoids,

the two bestselling video games

in history.

Flynn took ownership of ENCOM

in 1982

as the company skyrocketed

to the top of the tech industry.

But things changed in 1985

with the untimely death of Flynn's wife,

the mother of his young son, Sam.

Recently, ENCOM board members

have been troubled by reports

of Flynn's erratic,

even obsessive, behavior.

With Flynn missing,

the company is now in chaos.

This afternoon, ENCOM's board

moved to seize control

from Flynn's partner, Alan Bradley,

vowing to return the company

to profitability.

Loyal to the end, Bradley maintains

his belief that Flynn is not missing

and is instead pursuing his dream of

"a digital frontier

to reshape the human condition."

In there is a new world.

In there is our future.

In there is our destiny.


Even Flynn's

most ardent supporters

are now acknowledging a difficult truth.

Kevin Flynn may have simply

run away.

And while Flynn's loyalists

hope for his imminent return,

there is perhaps no one who wishes it

to happen more than young Sam Flynn,

now in the care of his grandparents,

and heir to an empire in turmoil.

He's coming. He promised.

- Sam, you have to eat.

- Let go of me!


What will become of Flynn's legacy

and the future of ENCOM

will most likely depend

on what becomes of this

now orphaned little boy.

on what becomes of this

now orphaned little boy.

Sam! Come back!

All cycle units, stand by.


All units, stand by.




Now that is a big door.

Welcome, everybody.

Please settle. I know it's late,

so I'll skip the pleasantries

and hand things over to our chairman,

Richard Mackey.

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Edward Kitsis

Edward Lawrence "Eddy" Kitsis (Born February 4, 1971) is an American television writer and producer, best known for his work with his writing partner Adam Horowitz on the popular ABC drama series Lost and Once Upon a Time. more…

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