Tron: Legacyis a 2010 American science fiction action film directed by Joseph Kosinski and produced by Steven Lisberger . It is a sequel to the 1982 filmTronwith Jeff Bridges reprising his roles as Kevin Flynn and CLU, while Bruce Boxleitner reprises his roles as Alan Bradley and Tron. Garrett Hedlund portrays Flynn's adult son, Sam.The other cast members include Olivia Wilde , Beau Garrett , Michael Sheen , and James Frain .The film's soundtrack was composed by the electronic music duo Daft Punk . The film grossed over $400 million worldwide.
After his father disappears when he is a child, Sam Flynn finds himself transported into the world of The Grid, where he battles to save his father, and himself in the process.
In 1989, Kevin Flynn ( Jeff Bridges ), software engineer and the CEO of ENCOM International, disappears. Twenty years later, his son, Sam ( Garrett Hedlund ), now ENCOM's primary shareholder , takes little interest in the company beyond playing an annual practical joke on the board of directors. Sam is visited by his father's friend, ENCOM executive Alan Bradley ( Bruce Boxleitner ), urging Sam to investigate a message originating from Flynn's abandoned arcade . Upon entering the arcade, Sam reactivates the long dormant power supply, as well as a vintage juke box . As Journey's hit song Separate Ways plays, Sam discovers a Tron arcade game , which draws his interest. Attempting to play the game with the quarter given to him by his father the evening he disappeared, the machine ejects the coin, causing Sam to discover gouges in the floor which reveal a secret passage. Following the passage and discovering his father's secret office, Sam unintentionally teleports himself to the Grid, a virtual reality created by his father inside the "ENCOM 511" supercomputer.
On the Grid, Sam is sent to compete against a masked program called Rinzler who, having realized that Sam is aUser, takes him before CLU, a duplicate of Kevin Flynn who rules the Grid. CLU nearly kills Sam in a Light Cycle match, but the latter is rescued by Quorra ( Olivia Wilde ), an apprentice of Flynn, who conveys him to his father outside CLU's territory. There, Flynn reveals to Sam that he had been working to create a "perfect" computer system and had appointed CLU and Tron (a security program created by Alan Bradley) its co-creators. In process thereof, Flynn discovered a series of " isomorphic algorithms " (ISOs), which carried the potential to resolve various mysteries in science , religion , and medicine . CLU, charged with creating 'the perfect system', deemed these an aberration, betrayed Flynn, captured Tron, and destroyed all of the ISOs with the sole exception of Quorra. Meanwhile, the "I/O portal " permitting travel between the two worlds had closed, leaving Flynn captive. Unable to prevail, CLU arranged for the page to be sent to Alan, in order to lure Sam onto the Grid.
Against his father's wishes, Sam returns to the Grid to find Zuse, a program who can provide safe passage to the I/O portal. At theEnd of Line Clubowner Castor ( Michael Sheen ), reveals himself to be Zuse, then betrays him to CLU's guards. In the resulting fight, Flynn rescues his son, Quorra is injured, and Zuse gains possession of Flynn's 'identity disc'. Knowing the disc works as a master key to the Grid, Zuse attempts to bargain with CLU; but CLU simply takes the disc and destroys the club. Flynn and Sam save the injured Quorra and stow away aboard a solar sailer transport, where Flynn restores Quorra. Shortly therafter, the transport stops inside a large warship where Flynn, Sam and Quorra then discover the transport to be carrying programs, placed in a suspended state, scheduled for rectification (to be reprogrammed or repurposed) to become part of a massive army to serve CLU's so-called "initiative".
Aboard a massive warship, Flynn recognizes Rinzler as Tron reprogrammed by CLU, while CLU announces his desire to invade the material world, which is his initiative. Sam thereafter reclaims Flynn's disc; whereupon CLU, Rinzler, and several guards pursue the protagonists in Light Jets. During the pursuit, Rinzler remembers his former identity as Tron and destroys CLU's Light Jet. CLU uses Tron's Light Jet to escape while Tron falls into the Sea of Simulation, where the colored lights on his armor revert to their original color.
CLU confronts the protagonists at the I/O portal. After attempting to reason with CLU, Flynn absorbs him, in a process known as reintegration, destroying both of them, as well as CLU's army and warship and taking the Grid with them, while Sam and Quorra transfer themselves to the real world.
In Flynn's arcade, Sam backs up the system on his memory card, and having deactivated it offers to a waiting Alan to take control of ENCOM and name the older man chairman of the board. Quorra meets Sam outside, and the two depart on his motorcycle, Sam intending to show Quorra a sunriseen route.