Original Australian One Sheet Movie Poster RARE advance artwork (No Credits).Tron is a 1982 science fiction action-adventure film written and directed by Steven Lisberger, based on a story by Lisberger and Bonnie MacBird and produced by Walt Disney Productions. The film stars Jeff Bridges as a computer programmer and is supported by Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan, and Barnard Hughes. Tron was released on July 9, 1982 in the United States and received positive reviews from critics who praised the ground breaking visuals and acting. Tron received nominations for Best Costume Design and Best Sound at the 55th Academy Awards, and received the Academy Award for Technical Achievement fourteen years later. Over time, Tron developed into a cult film and eventually spawned a franchise, which consists of multiple video games, comic books and an animated television series.