The Iron Giant (1999)

Release Date

August 6th 1999

Cast and Crew

Directed by Brad Bird

Produced by Allison Abbate, Des McAnuff, Pete Townshend, John Walker

Screenplay by Tim McCanlies

Story by Brad Bird

Based on The Iron Man by Ted Hughes

Eli Marienthal
Christopher McDonald
Jennifer Aniston
Harry Connick, Jr.
John Mahoney
Vin Diesel
James Gammon
M. Emmet Walsh
Cloris Leachman

Plot and Summary

In this animated adaptation of Ted Hughes' Cold War fable, a giant alien robot (Vin Diesel) crash-lands near the small town of Rockwell, Maine, in 1957. Exploring the area, a local 9-year-old boy, Hogarth, discovers the robot, and soon forms an unlikely friendship with him. When a paranoid government agent, Kent Mansley, becomes determined to destroy the robot, Hogarth and beatnik Dean McCoppin (Harry Connick Jr.) must do what they can to save the misunderstood machine.

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