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
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Hogarth's mom drives a 1950 Chevrolet 3100 pickup. See more »
At the beginning of the film, Sputnik is shown orbiting from East to West. All non-polar orbits of satellites run West to East, in order to take advantage of the Earth's rotation. See more »
Hey, mom! You won't believe our good luck. Guess what I found?
Hogarth, we've been through this before. No pets.
But he's not a pet, mom. He's a friend.
Hogarth, we've got to rent a room this year if we're gonna make ends meet, and no one wants to live in a place with shredded upholstery.
You'll never know he's there. I'll keep him in a cage...
...until you feel sorry for him and set him free in the house. You remember the raccoon, Hogarth?
Oooooh! I remember the raccoon.
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The Warner Brothers logo is done in 50's art deco, as the Sputnik signal is heard. See more »
Let's Do the Cha Cha
Written by Willie Boyd and Richard Nance
Performed by The Magnificents
Courtesy of Vee-Jay Limited Partnership
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The Iron Giant is a critically acclaimed piece of animated cinema. I wasn't expecting it to be that good, but The Iron Giant was an amazing movie, it is easily the most exquisite animated movie I have ever seen.
Hogarth Hughes (Eli Marenthal) is obsessed by the opportunites offered by science fiction, the possibility of an alien take-over or, at the very least, an attack from outer space. The original story, which the late Poet Laureate had set in England, saw the innocent Titan of the title emerge from the sea; here he is a visitor from another galaxy.
The Iron Giant is an amazing piece of animation, the voice-overs were done perfectly, the actors obviously enjoyed themselves, the animated art direction and cinematography was beautiful and the giant itself is just...breathtaking.
The Iron Giant is not just another silly little kiddies movie, it is perfection in filmmaking. Please, for the love of God, make your life better and see this brilliant film.
I rate The Iron Giant 10 out of 10.
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