Iron Will

Iron Will

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Director: Charles Haid

Cast: Charles Haid, MacKenzie Astin, Kevin Spacey, David Ogden Stiers

     
 

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A rousing Disney dog-sled adventure based on a real life event -- a 522-mile dog-sled race between Winnipeg, Canada and St. Paul, Minnesota that occurred in 1917. When his father is accidentally killed, South Dakota farmboy Will Stoneman (Mackenzie Astin) decides to enter the dog-sled race in order to save his family from financial ruin. His mother (Penelope Windust)… See more details below

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A rousing Disney dog-sled adventure based on a real life event -- a 522-mile dog-sled race between Winnipeg, Canada and St. Paul, Minnesota that occurred in 1917. When his father is accidentally killed, South Dakota farmboy Will Stoneman (Mackenzie Astin) decides to enter the dog-sled race in order to save his family from financial ruin. His mother (Penelope Windust) wants Will to use part of the prospective $10,000 race winnings for college, but Will just wants to save the farm. With the help of Indian handyman Ned Dodd (August Schellenberg), Will begins to train for the race. But the rich mogul underwriting the race, J.P. Harper (David Ogden Stiers), doesn't want Will to enter, thinking the competition too arduous and too dangerous for such a young boy. To Will's aid comes yellow journalist Harry Kingsley (Kevin Spacey), who convinces Harper to permit Will to enter the race. But Harry also has his own agenda -- he sees a great story in Will and thinks it will sell newspapers and advance his journalistic career. With his father's best dog Gus at the head of his dog team, Will is ready and determined to win the race. But Will discovers that winning the race is only half his battle. Dealing with the petty and malevolent human beings involved in the race -- in particular, the egotistical Scandinavian champion Borg Guillarson (George Gerdes) and the wealthy gambler Angus McTeague (Brian Cox) -- prove to be as much of a challenge to his mettle than any natural obstacles Will might encounter.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/26/1995
UPC:
0765362545032
Original Release:
1994
Rating:
PG
Source:
Walt Disney Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
MacKenzie Astin Will Stoneman
Kevin Spacey Harry Kingsley
David Ogden Stiers J.P. Harper
August Schellenberg Ned Dodd
Brian Cox Angus McTeague
George Gerdes Borg Guillarson
John Terry Jack Stoneman
Penelope Windust Maggie Stoneman
Jeffrey Alan Chandler DeFontaine
Michael Laskin Simon Lambert
James Cada Peter Swenson
Rex Linn Joe McPherson
Allan R.J. Joseph Albert Carey
Jennifer Shull Actor
Tony Griffin Mike Riley
Richard Riehle Burton
Richard Hughes Conductor Brawley
Dan Chambers Cameraman/Reporter
Benjamin Salisbury Scout #1
William John Murphy Reporter #2

Technical Credits
Charles Haid Director
Jeff Arch Screenwriter
Nathan Haas Art Director
Michael Hayes Original Story
John Michael Hayes Screenwriter
Betty Pecha Madden Costumes/Costume Designer
Joel McNeely Score Composer
Djordje Milicevic Screenwriter
Patrick Palmer Producer
Robert Schwartz Producer
Stephen Storer Production Designer
William Wages Cinematographer

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