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A 1982 science fiction film about a computer programmer, Kevin Flynn, who is transported into a virtual world. In this virtual world, called the Grid, Flynn meets computer programs such as the eponymous Tron. The film spawned a franchise consisting of two films, an animated TV series, and multiple games.

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Who/what are these entities in Tron that don't follow the normal pattern for 'Programs'?

During the scenes set at the Input/Output tower, we see characters that do not conform to the normal 'Program' human. One is clearly not even a human. The others are humans with bizarre accessories. ...
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What happened with Yori?

In Tron (1982) Yori had a sort of relationship with both Tron and Kevin Flynn, or at least, she kissed them both. But in Tron Legacy, Kevin Flynn mentions he brought Tron to the Tron System, but no ...
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In William Gibson's The Peripheral, is Flynne Fisher's first name an homage to Tron?

In The Peripheral by William Gibson, protagonist Flynne Fisher runs characters in virtual games and remotely operates drones and, eventually, the devices known as peripherals. It struck me at some ...
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What kind of program was Sark?

In the movie Tron (1982) we get to know most of the programs' functions, original or actual. So, for example, we're told that Tron is a security program, Ram an actuarial program, Dumont an Input/...
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What happens to your program when it derezes in Tron?

Reading some of the other Tron questions, it appears that programs require a certain energy intake to survive (that strange silvery liquid they find in the first film). Flynn also saves his fellow ...
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Do Tron video games include any canon expansion to the storyline

There are a few Tron Video games. Do they expand the story of Tron? If so, do those expansions considered canon?
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Why does the Tron movie switch between wide and full screen presentation?

Has anyone noticed that the film switches between wide screen and full? I've got a theory that it has to do with the good vs. bad perspectives. Any time Red seems to be winning, it's full screen; but ...
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What would happen if the Grid computer was turned off? Would the programs and users die? [duplicate]

I'm wondering what would happen if Flynn's computer (or any computer running the Grid) was turned off? Would the programs and users simply die?
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Why does Rinzler (Tron) purr?

Why does Rinzler (Tron) purr. Is it because of the damage that he sustained when Clu attacked him?
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Do programs have living quarters in Tron?

Do programs have living quarters? I see Tron has a hideout similar to Kevin's but what about all the programs in the city? The ISOs had towers at one point. So do the programs have apartments, or ...
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Is there currency in the Grid?

Is there currency in the Tron Universe? I have seen both Tron movies and the animated TV show but I still have a few questions about the universe. I see programs treat their functions like jobs. Do ...
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How can a program physically leave the Grid in Tron: Legacy? [duplicate]

I'm sure someone has thought to ask this before, but I couldn't find it. In Tron: Legacy, the end of the film sees our hero Sam How is this possible? As I understand it, an ISO is merely a program-...
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The other TRON game [closed]

I'm looking for a computer version of the OTHER TRON game from the original film. Not the light cycle one, but the one played with discs on a circular light platform. If the contestants fail to catch ...
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What would happen if a user is killed in the Grid?

What happens if a user(human), dies while in the computer?
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If Quorra is injured in the physical world, will she bleed or derez? [duplicate]

In Tron: Legacy while in the Grid, Sam Flynn gets injured and bleeds blood. This immediately identifies him as a User instead of a Program. Later we see Quorra get injured while in the Grid, and her ...
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If Clu 2 had succeeded in escaping the Grid at the end of Tron Legacy. Would he appreciate art?

Given that Clu2's primary function was "to seek perfection", is there any indication (from the film, script or other materials) that he has an appreciation of art? Would he just see it as a redundancy ...
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What was Kevin's motivation to turn Clu from a grunt to a general?

I have a question about Clu in Tron and Tron: Legacy. In the first movie, he is like a private - a scout, seek and destroy, a guerrilla warfare operative. In Tron: Legacy - he is a leader like Hitler ...
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Are there two Trons?

In the original movie Tron, the Tron program was designed to monitor the internal network of the company. Did Flynn make a copy of that program and insert it into his experimental world, or did he ...
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Why are there orange and purple people in Tron?

In Tron (1982) Flynn changes from blue to red and he says "Inverted polarity". This implies that blue and red are positive and negative, respectively (or the other way around, that doesn't matter). ...
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What is the "Daily Life" of a program in TRON?

At least after the movie Tron:Legacy we know, that programs do use recreation facilities and do interact socially. So my question is, what is the daily life of a program inside "The Grid". Do they ...
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Why wasn't Tron looking for Flynn?

In Tron Uprising we find that Tron survived Clu's attack, although he is severely injured. He is hiding far from Tron City. Presumably he knew that Clu has failed to capture Flynn, and that Flynn ...
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If Flynn had the master key, why couldn't he just delete Clu?

Also, since Flynn was the only one able to create new programs, why couldn't he make a second copy of himself (CLU 3.0), with a sole objective to remove CLU and maintain the current structure of the ...
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Is Quorra's name a reference to anything?

Many of the names of things/characters on the grid are references to various things/people related to computers, like Zuse after Konrad Zuse and Alan Bradley after Alan Kay. Is there a computer-...
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Do Programs/Users need to eat or drink?

I originally understood the digitization process of Tron/Tron: Legacy to create digital representations of the users, but now I'm not so sure (especially since Sam is shown to bleed on The Grid). ...
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Is the inner world of Tron a simulation or an alternate reality?

At first it seems that the inner world of the Tron movies are obviously simulations inside a computer/network but there are a couple of oddities that don't fit well with this point of view where ...
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Is Quorra human now?

As a corollary to my other question I was wondering about this: Once Quorra enters the real world does she become human or is she something else? i.e. Is she a living, breathing, human being with ...
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How does Sam bleed?

During the arena sequence in Tron Legacy we see Sam take a grazing hit from a disk and bleed a few drops of blood, thus identifying him as a User. From a plot and drama point of view this is very ...
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Do you think this is air you're breathing?

Please excuse the misquote from another film but reading this question has inspired me to ask if the Grid simulates air and the quote is kind of related as both movies share a similar concept of a ...
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What happens to the grid if the system is shut down [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What happened to the Grid at the end of Tron Legacy? I was wondering, what happens to the grid if the system is shutdown. Some says the programs don't die, they simply shut ...
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Does the disc always return to the thrower?

It seems like in Tron and Tron Legacy the identity discs always return to their thrower. Regardless of how many times they ricochet or which direction they travel. Will the disc always return to the ...
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Is the movie TRON based from the movie Ra.One?

Sometimes I see Western movies that look like a direct copy from the source of an Eastern movie. As an example, is the American movie TRON a direct copy of the Ra.One? Are there differences?
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Did Ram become the Bit in the Recognizer?

In Tron the character Ram is seen to fade away inside of the damaged recognizer that Flynn restored. Shortly after this a Bit arrives to accompany Flynn on his trip to the I/O tower. Did Ram become ...
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Is an Identity Disc a long term requirement in the Grid?

In Tron and Tron: Legacy all people (programs, users, ISOs) are fitted with an Identity Disc. This disc apparently records everything that a person does, and if that disc is lost or damaged the person ...
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Why did they switch colors during the production of the first Tron movie?

I had heard about this color switch before, and here's a quote from Wikipedia article about Tron. The original script called for "good" programs to be colored yellow and "evil" programs (those ...
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In Tron: Legacy, how did Kevin Flynn recognize Rinzler as [REDACTED]?

This here is some padding to hide the spoiler in the question from being visible on the question page. The question follows. Shortly after Quorra, Kevin, and Sam get off the transport, Rinzler ...
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Spanish subtitles for Tron: The next day

Does a Spanish subtitled version of Tron: The Next Day exist? Alternatively, are there Spanish transcriptions or subtitles available? Tron: The Next Day is a 10 minute short film "bridge" between ...
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What was the importance of the ISOs in Tron: Legacy?

I never really understood what the movie said about what makes the ISOs special. Flynn found them to be something amazing, but I don't think the movie made it clear what made them even more fantastic ...
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What happened to the deleted Tron trailer?

Before Tron: Legacy came out, I saw this trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1IpPpB3iWI I don't recall seeing it in the movie, was it deleted, or abandoned?
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Is there a disconnect between how the original Tron movie ended and the new one began?

I saw the, uh, what are they calling it -- sequel -- and was curious as to how the original movie ended. I can't find a rental copy anywhere and it's not streaming on Netflix anymore.
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