We’re all about the multi-talented Jeff Bridges this week, so today’s Midweek Movie take a look back at one of his most popular movies: the 1982 sci-fi classic, Tron!
Aside from being a photographer, Jeff Bridges is also an esteemed actor. One of his best known films is the 1982 science fiction flick Tron, directed by Steven Lisberger.
Bridges stars as the protagonist Kevin Flynn, a software engineer who runs an arcade. A former employee of ENCOM, he was fired by the company’s senior executive Ed Dillinger (David Warner), who he believes stole his four video game creations in order to land a series of promotions. While attempting to obtain evidence to prove this, Flynn was stopped by an artificial intelligence called Master Control Program (MCP).
Enlisting the help of ENCOM employees—his ex-girlfriend Lora Baines (Cindy Morgan) and her boyfriend, ace computer programmer Alan Bradley (Bruce Boxleitner)—Flynn manages to break enter the company’s premises. As our protagonist tries to create a clearance for Bradley’s security program called “Tron,” the MCP uses a matter transmission program which turns Flynn into data and traps him inside the computer itself.
If you’ve watched its sequel, Tron: Legacy, but not the cult classic, you might want to include it in your to-watch list! Take a peek at the trailer below:
While we’re at it, you may also want to take a look at the Tron: Legacy Behind the Scenes photos snapped by Jeff Bridges using the Widelux Panoramic Camera!