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The Iron Giant (1999)

PG  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure  |  6 August 1999 (USA)
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A boy makes friends with an innocent alien giant robot that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Annie Hughes (voice)
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Dean McCoppin (voice)
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The Iron Giant (voice)
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Mrs. Tensedge (voice)
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Kent Mansley (voice)
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General Rogard (voice)
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Hogarth Hughes (voice)
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Earl Stutz (voice)
Jack Angel ...
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Additional Voices (as Robert Bergen)
Mary Kay Bergman ...
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Michael Bird ...
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Devon Cole Borisoff ...
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Storyline

This is the story of a nine-year-old boy named Hogarth Hughes who makes friends with an innocent alien giant robot that came from outer space. Meanwhile, a paranoid U.S. Government agent named Kent Mansley arrives in town, determined to destroy the giant at all costs. It's up to Hogarth to protect him by keeping him at Dean McCoppin's place in the junkyard. Written by Anthony Pereyra <hypersonic91@yahoo.com>

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It came from outer space!


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Rated PG for fantasy action and mild language | See all certifications »

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6 August 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El gigante de hierro  »

Box Office

Budget:

$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,732,614 (USA) (6 August 1999)

Gross:

£2,456,310 (UK) (4 February 2000)
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Trivia

In the scene where Kent is using the Hughes' phone, the humorous oven mitt hanging on the wall beside him appears to be a stylized version of the "family dog" from Brad Bird's animated short of the same title which appeared on Amazing Stories (1985). (Season 2, Episode 16: Family Dog, 16 February 1987). See more »

Goofs

When the jeep pulls up to shoot at the Iron Giant in the intersection, the ammo box on its machine gun is on the gun's right side. When the gunner shoots at the Iron Giant, the ammo box is on the gun's left side. See more »

Quotes

Kent Mansley: Please, Sir, I've got a feeling about this one.
General Rogard: That's nice, Mansley, but let me explain how things are supposed to work. If you had, say, a footprint, I might be able to send over an expert to make a plaster cast of it. Hell, you get me a photograph of this thing, I can send some troops down there! But you tell me you've got a feeling...
Kent Mansley: All right... you want evidence? I'll get you evidence. And when I do, I'm gonna want a memo distributed!
General Rogard: That's just swell, Mansley.
Kent Mansley: And I'm gonna want that ...
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Brothers logo is done in 50's art deco, as the Sputnik signal is heard. See more »

Connections

References King Kong (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Rumba
Written by Bobby Black
Performed by Pepe Dominguin
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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YES!!!!! NO SONG OR DANCE NUMBERS!!!!!!
6 August 1999 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

What a GREAT movie! Not just for kids, but adults as well. Kids will love it on one level, and adults will love it on another level. Even adults who are not parents will love it!

There's humor, there's action, there's nostalgia, there's the perfect capture of being a child, there are positive messages (be yourself, don't kill, etc.), there's satire, there are adults who are not stupid and not comic relief....there's GREAT WRITING!

AND NO SONG AND DANCE NUMBERS! Also, there are NO COMIC-RELIEF ANIMAL SIDEKICKS! Take that, Disney!

I know some people might be resisting this movie, because it looks like it's aimed for kids - and they might be expecting a Disney clone (and we all know the bad results of Disney wannabes).....but TRUST ME. Give this movie a chance - you'll love it!

Is there ANYTHING wrong with it? Well, the only thing that bugged me (just a little) were some close-ups of the characters - these certain close-ups had a "sketchy" look a la the movies "We're Back!" and "Balto".

Fortunately, there's very little of this. Other than that - this is a PERFECT MOVIE!


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