Top 50 Tron Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Tron facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Tron film message.

First time watching Tron (1982) in a long time and I just noticed Mickey Mouse on the ground below the ship as it crosses the light beam path.
First time watching Tron (1982) in a long time and I just noticed Mickey Mouse on the ground below the ship as it crosses the light beam path.

In Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), when Tony visits the NEXUS Internet Hub in Oslo, Norway, one of the interns in the background gets her friend to snap a picture of her next to Iron Man

Tron Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - The main characters fly over a digital landscape, including this familiar rodent-shaped lake
    The main characters fly over a digital landscape, including this familiar rodent-shaped lake
  • A city floats in the sky. Early in the film, there is a brief shot of a robot from the Studio Ghibli film, Laputa: Castle in the Sky.

  • 1 - When Tony enters Hawkeye's barn to fix a tractor, he casually says "Hello dear" while approaching the tractor. It's a John *Deere* tractor. Multiple watches, but this one just clicked for me.
    When Tony enters Hawkeye's barn to fix a tractor, he casually says "Hello dear" while approaching the tractor. It's a John *Deere* tractor. Multiple watches, but this one just clicked for me.
  • 1 - When Sam first enters the Grid, the camera pans up. You can see on a building something that looks like the number two in Tron style. This is a reference to the original Tron Legacy logo, which was styled so the letter 'O' in Tron looked like a two. (aka Tr2n)
    When Sam first enters the Grid, the camera pans up. You can see on a building something that looks like the number two in Tron style. This is a reference to the original Tron Legacy logo, which was styled so the letter 'O' in Tron looked like a two. (aka Tr2n)

Tron Hidden Details

1 - Hawkeye's son is wearing a onesie revealing his full name is "Nathaniel Pietro Barton." The middle name "Pietro" is in honor of Quicksilver, whose real name is Pietro Maximoff.
Hawkeye's son is wearing a onesie revealing his full name is "Nathaniel Pietro Barton." The middle name "Pietro" is in honor of Quicksilver, whose real name is Pietro Maximoff.
1 - Heimdall greets THOR as "first son of Odin" instead of First Born.
Heimdall greets THOR as "first son of Odin" instead of First Born.
1 - Before failing to pick up Mjolnir, Clint says, "You know I've seen this before." Referencing his cameo in Thor (2011) in which he witnessed Thor unable to lift Mjolnir.
Before failing to pick up Mjolnir, Clint says, "You know I've seen this before." Referencing his cameo in Thor (2011) in which he witnessed Thor unable to lift Mjolnir.
1 - The first thing Tony Stark does when checking out the tractor is to make sure the gear-shift is in neutral, the very first thing to do in the real world when fiddling with tractors.
The first thing Tony Stark does when checking out the tractor is to make sure the gear-shift is in neutral, the very first thing to do in the real world when fiddling with tractors.
1 - They added the reflection of Jarvis (CGI) into the glasses of Banner
They added the reflection of Jarvis (CGI) into the glasses of Banner
1 - Ultron's torn chest carries the exact same pattern with Cap's broken shield from Tony's vision
Ultron's torn chest carries the exact same pattern with Cap's broken shield from Tony's vision

Cap throws his shield into an Ultron Sentry's shoulder and throws it off Sokovia. This same Sentry, with a missing left forearm and shoulder gash, survives the rest of the battle and is killed by Vision at the end of the movie.

1 - Tony designs Ultron and uses the awkwardly worded phrase "Peace in Our Time" to explain his motivations. This was the same phrase used by Neville Chamberlain upon appeasing Hitler with the Munich Agreement in 1938. Both promises of peace didn't quite work out...
Tony designs Ultron and uses the awkwardly worded phrase "Peace in Our Time" to explain his motivations. This was the same phrase used by Neville Chamberlain upon appeasing Hitler with the Munich Agreement in 1938. Both promises of peace didn't quite work out...
1 - When Bruce Banner is investigating Wakanda on his computer, the text on the screen is actually the first two paragraphs of Wakanda's Wikipedia page
When Bruce Banner is investigating Wakanda on his computer, the text on the screen is actually the first two paragraphs of Wakanda's Wikipedia page
1 - The back of Vision's head resembles a simplified version of Ultron's face, as Ultron intended for Vision's body to be his final form.
The back of Vision's head resembles a simplified version of Ultron's face, as Ultron intended for Vision's body to be his final form.
1 - Ultron gives a speech about how "everyone creates the thing they dread", foreshadowing how he unwittingly creates Vision, who eventually destroys him.
Ultron gives a speech about how "everyone creates the thing they dread", foreshadowing how he unwittingly creates Vision, who eventually destroys him.

In Tony's vision at the beginning, induced by Scarlet Witch, he sees Cap's shield torn in half. Later, when Scarlet Witch rips Ultrons "heart" from his chest, his chest is torn in the exact same way. Both the shield and Ultron's body is made from Vibranium.

1 - On Disney plus and just realized Pacman was in here.
On Disney plus and just realized Pacman was in here.
1 - Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018) over the course of less than a week. Explanation in the comments.
Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018) over the course of less than a week. Explanation in the comments.
1 - During birth, Ultron replays Tony's line about peace, the footage however, is before they began experiments and is from the point of view of the mind stone
During birth, Ultron replays Tony's line about peace, the footage however, is before they began experiments and is from the point of view of the mind stone
1 - Thor gives Captain America Asgardian liqueur without question because as mentioned in The First Avenger (2011), his super soldier serum prevents him from getting drunk.
Thor gives Captain America Asgardian liqueur without question because as mentioned in The First Avenger (2011), his super soldier serum prevents him from getting drunk.
1 - Tony Stark has a backup A.I. named Tadashi, a reference to BayMax's program chip and creator in Big Hero 6
Tony Stark has a backup A.I. named Tadashi, a reference to BayMax's program chip and creator in Big Hero 6
1 - Thor hands Steve Rogers some Asgardian liquor as he explains that it's not for mortal men. This is because, as mentioned before, Steve's metabolism is too high to get drunk on normal alcoholic drinks.
Thor hands Steve Rogers some Asgardian liquor as he explains that it's not for mortal men. This is because, as mentioned before, Steve's metabolism is too high to get drunk on normal alcoholic drinks.
1 - During Thor's vision, Heimdall calls the first son of Odin and not the first child because Hela ( or someone else ) is the first child. Also maybe there are more sons because he called him the 'first', excluding Loki cause he is adopted.
During Thor's vision, Heimdall calls the first son of Odin and not the first child because Hela ( or someone else ) is the first child. Also maybe there are more sons because he called him the 'first', excluding Loki cause he is adopted.
1 - Helen Cho is the mother of Amadeus Cho, who eventually becomes the Hulk in the comic books.
Helen Cho is the mother of Amadeus Cho, who eventually becomes the Hulk in the comic books.
1 - Legacy, Sam Flynn defeats an enemy program using a trick similar to one used by Tron and Ram in Tron (1982)
Legacy, Sam Flynn defeats an enemy program using a trick similar to one used by Tron and Ram in Tron (1982)
1 - The base of the machine that is holding and analyzing Loki's scepter is just a clutch from a manual transmission.
The base of the machine that is holding and analyzing Loki's scepter is just a clutch from a manual transmission.
1 - When Tony Stark uploads Friday as his new AI, you can see several others sitting on the table. Amongst them, at the back Is one that looks like it says HAL as in HAL 9000 Space Odyssey... which shares the theme of AI gone rogue
When Tony Stark uploads Friday as his new AI, you can see several others sitting on the table. Amongst them, at the back Is one that looks like it says HAL as in HAL 9000 Space Odyssey... which shares the theme of AI gone rogue
1 - When the Avengers are looking at S.H.I.E.L.D.'s dossier on Ulysses Klaue, you can see that it mentions Klaue's great-grandfather having been killed by a previous Black Panther for trying to annex Wakanda.
When the Avengers are looking at S.H.I.E.L.D.'s dossier on Ulysses Klaue, you can see that it mentions Klaue's great-grandfather having been killed by a previous Black Panther for trying to annex Wakanda.
1 - Captain America uses a old fashion ax but Iron Man uses a modern ax with a synthetic handle
Captain America uses a old fashion ax but Iron Man uses a modern ax with a synthetic handle
1 - Tony Stark only sniffs his beer because he's stopped drinking by this movie
Tony Stark only sniffs his beer because he's stopped drinking by this movie
1 - When Ultron asks Ulysses Klaue about his vibranium, Klaue hints at the scar on his neck which he got from T'Chaka when he stole the metal. We later find this out in Black Panther.
When Ultron asks Ulysses Klaue about his vibranium, Klaue hints at the scar on his neck which he got from T'Chaka when he stole the metal. We later find this out in Black Panther.
1 - One of Tony's legionnaire bots has a damaged faceplate which is removed when it arrives at Stark tower. Ultron uses that faceplate for his first body
One of Tony's legionnaire bots has a damaged faceplate which is removed when it arrives at Stark tower. Ultron uses that faceplate for his first body
1 - Captain America keeps hitting Ultron in the chest with his shield earlier in the film, then when Ultron upgrades his armour with Vibranium he puts most of it on his chest to stop it happening.
Captain America keeps hitting Ultron in the chest with his shield earlier in the film, then when Ultron upgrades his armour with Vibranium he puts most of it on his chest to stop it happening.
1 - You can see the robot that triggers Sokovia to fall still alive, moving and unnoticed by Wanda and Quicksilver.
You can see the robot that triggers Sokovia to fall still alive, moving and unnoticed by Wanda and Quicksilver.
1 - Ultron says Wanda can tear the Avengers apart from the inside. In Civil War, Wanda's actions lead to the Accords and the split between Tony and Steve.
Ultron says Wanda can tear the Avengers apart from the inside. In Civil War, Wanda's actions lead to the Accords and the split between Tony and Steve.

When Vision hits Ultron with Mjolnir there appears to be a flash of lightning, implying that Vision is worthy of the power of Thor and not simply a machine moving it, as suggested by Tony at the end of the film

Thor says "I've had a vision. A whirlpool that sucks in all hope of life and at its center, is that", pointing to the Vision's mind stone.

1 - In the 1st fight scene, Ultron has the chance to kill a woman but doesn't, since he realizes she is the scientist who is going to be needed to become Vision.
In the 1st fight scene, Ultron has the chance to kill a woman but doesn't, since he realizes she is the scientist who is going to be needed to become Vision.
1 - Includes elements based on the theme of reflection, which serve to reinforce the concept of AI reflecting humanity.
Includes elements based on the theme of reflection, which serve to reinforce the concept of AI reflecting humanity.
Tron poster
Tron poster

Tron Plot

A computer hacker is abducted into the digital world and forced to participate in gladiatorial games where his only chance of escape is with the help of a heroic security program.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Tron. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director Steven Lisberger
Stars Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan
IMDB score 6.8