Cast and Crew: Bruce Boxleitner, Dan Shor, Barnard Hughes, Peter Jurasik, Michael Dudikoff
What It’s About: Hacker and arcade owner Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) tries to break into his former employer Ed Dillinger’s (David Warner) systems to prove that his games were stolen. In response, Dillinger’s artificially intelligent computer program Master Control (also Warner) uses an experimental laser to transport Flynn into the computer-where he must survive and stop Master Control before it’s too late.
Why Watch it Today?: Wham-O introduced the first Frisbees on this day in 1957. If you were a kid in the 1980s and never imagined your Frisbee was one of the deadly discs from TRON then something was seriously wrong with you. My older brother even, as was his custom, came up with elaborate rules for replicating the game from the movie. TRON is a lightweight and rather silly sci-fi effects vehicle that features some early computer animation, a whole lot of neon and a fun cast.