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Iron Will
     

Iron Will

4.8 6
Director: Charles Haid

Cast: 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)

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/26/1995
UPC:
0786936528138
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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Iron Will 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
A wholesome movie about a dogsledder's resilency--the type unique to Americans--and his dogs across some of the harshest land in the world with a heartwarming and transcendent view of the world against man's greed and Nature's fury.
Guest More than 1 year ago
By the end of this movie, you will be in front of the TV yelling! You just won't be able to help it...if not, a movie will never move you at all. Well made movie! Great story. Suitable for children and interesting for adults. One of my all time favorite movies.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Will Stoneman is the best of America--kind, idealistic, and driven, the latter being the most American of qualities. This heartwarming adventure movie proves to be a good movie for the whole family, based on a true story, as Nature throws its best and Mankind throws its malevolent beings in the mix, as Stoneman and his intrepid team of dogs journey for purpose.
Katla More than 1 year ago
An emotional rollercoaster based on a true story. This movie has it all!!! - Loyal dogs. Humans in all their good and evil. Beautiful wild nature. And actors who seem to actually believe in their own characters (a rare thing these days where most actors just "act their lines"). A gem of a movie. One to have in ones collection.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is so good! You really should watch it!