A poor but feisty Chinese woman, disguised as a boy, joins the railroad crew in the Rocky Mountains to search for her long-lost father, and falls in love with the son of the railroad tycoon.
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 Little Tiger 2 episodes, 2009
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 James Nichol 2 episodes, 2009
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 Alfred Nichol 2 episodes, 2009
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 Controller 2 episodes, 2009
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 George Grant 2 episodes, 2009
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 Melanie Grant 2 episodes, 2009
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 Frances Grant 2 episodes, 2009
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 Yale Doctor 2 episodes, 2009
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In 1882, Alfred Nichol, owner of the Nichol Railway Company, is building a railroad through the Canadian Rockies. He sends his irresponsible playboy son, James Nichol, to Hong Kong to check on the company's recruitment of Chinese laborers to work on the railroad's construction. One of the laborers James brings back is a orphan boy named Little Tiger. Unknown to James, Little Tiger is actually a young woman, who is masquerading as a boy to eke out a better living for herself. She is desperate to make it to Canada to find her missing father. Professionally, Little Tiger is tasked with being a tea boy to the other laborers on the construction crew, although she really wants to work on the more lucrative explosives team as, working at a firecracker factory in Hong Kong, she learned the finer details of explosives from a master. She also learns of some improprieties within the construction camp. Personally, Little Tiger falls in love with James, an unforbidden love even if she exposes her ... Written by Huggo

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a film of a simple story. nothing special. nothing unknown. at the first sight. because "Iron Road" has a rare film. a generous one. because reminds a tragic Canadian history page. because , a simple story presents the impact between two different civilizations. because gives beautiful performances. and a touching story of love, looking of origins, build of a country and the manner to understand to be yourself. the meet with Peter O 'Toole, the fascinating work of Li Sun, Sam Neall and his portrait of a pioneer-business-self made man, the good intentions of Luke Macfarlane are good points of a film who is not different by others from the same genre but preserves its original voice.


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