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  • 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>
  • Set in the 1950's, Hogarth, a young boy from Maine, befriends a massive robot that crashed onto Earth, the Iron Giant. While developing a friendship with it, Kent Mansley, a government agent, will stop at nothing to destroy it, and will not change his mind. Because of the boy's attachment with the robot, he'll try to stall Kent's progress, such as using a different chocolate for Kent's sundae. He's also kept the robot at Dean's scrapyard, despite his reluctance to keep him there. But their mutual hatred of Kent's cruel intentions might just keep the friendship between them.

    - Written by gamergcfan
  • "Iron Giant" is based upon the 1968 story,'Iron Man,' by the British poet laureate Ted Hughes. The film is about a giant metal machine that drops from the sky and frightens a small town in Maine in 1958, only to find a friend named, Hogarth, that ultimately finds its humanity and saving the towns people of their fears and prejudices.

    - Written by Paolo Costabel <paolo@bluesky-vifx.com>
  • What if a gun had a soul? A gigantic mobile weapon from another planet is sent to destroy Earth, but is damaged on arrival and loses its memory. It is soon befriended by a young boy, Hogarth, who is an outcast at school and relishes the chance to have a real friend. However, soon the paranoid government agent Kent Mansley arrives in town, determined to destroy the giant at all costs.

    - Written by rmlohner
  • A giant metal machine falls to Earth and frightens the residents of a small town in Maine in 1958, until it befriends a nine-year-old boy named Hogarth and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.

    - Written by <swstephe@us.oracle.com>
  • A boy makes friend with a robot from outer space, but the army are not happy with a robot in the city.

Synopsis

In 1957, a large alien robot crashes from orbit near the coast of Rockwell, Maine with no memory. Shortly after...

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