Tron, which was
released in 1982, was a Walt Disney science fiction
movie that starred Jeff Bridges as the computer
programmer, Kevin Flynn. The movie was a hit with
critics, and was a money maker at the box office as
well. It was successful enough in 1982, to warrant
a sequel in 2010.
In this movie, Kevin Flynn was a computer
programmer that created a couple of cool games, but they
were stolen by a rival engineer, named Ed Dillinger, who
presented them as his own work. After Flynn leaves
the company, he attempts to prove that Dillinger stole
his work by hacking into the mainframe, which is
protected by an artificial intelligence firewall,
created by Dillinger, called MCP. MCP has plans to
hack into computers all around the world, and when
Dillinger tries to shut his system town, MCP threatens
to expose his theft.
Afraid of being
exposed, Dillinger beefs up security, and Flynn decides
to use a security program called Tron, created by his
friend, to hack MCP. MCP intercepts Flynn, and
essentially digitizes him and pulls him into a digital
world. In the digital world, Flynn must fight not
only the MCP, but other programs that are running in the
system, including another major player named Sark.
In the end, Flynn manages to destroy the MCP and Sark
with the help of Tron and some other good programs, and
he is vindicated in the real world and his computer
games, now credited to himself, eventually lands him the
job as CEO.