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The Iron Giant (1999)
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The Iron Giant (1999) 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.

Movie Tagline:
It came from outer space!

Title: Iron Giant, The
Release Date: July 31, 1999
Runtime: 86 mins
Genre: Animation
All Genres: Animation, Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS
IMDB Rating: 7.9
Buried.com Rating: 8.9 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With I

MPAA Rating: PG

MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG for fantasy action and mild language.

Brad Bird

Jennifer Aniston ...Annie Hughes (voice)
Harry Connick Jr. ...Dean McCoppin (voice)
Vin Diesel ...The Iron Giant (voice)
James Gammon ...Marv Loach / Floyd Turbeaux / General Sudokoff...
Cloris Leachman ...Mrs. Lynley Tensedge (voice)
Christopher McDonald ...Kent Mansley (voice) (as Christopher MacDonald)
John Mahoney ...General Rogard (voice)
Eli Marienthal ...Hogarth Hughes (voice)
M. Emmet Walsh ...Earl Stutz (voice)
Mary Kay Bergman ...Additional Voices (voice)
Ollie Johnston ...Train Engineer #1 (voice)
Jack Angel ...Additional Voices (voice)
Michael Bird ...Additional Voices (voice)
Devon Cole Borisoff ...Additional Voices (voice) (as Devon Borisoff)
Rodger Bumpass ...Additional Voices (voice)
Robert Clotworthy ...Additional Voices (voice)
Jennifer Darling ...Additional Voices (voice)
Zack Eginton ...Additional Voices (voice)
Paul Eiding ...Additional Voices (voice)
Bill Farmer ...Additional Voices (voice)
Charles Howerton ...Additional Voices (voice)
Sherry Lynn ...Additional Voices (voice)
Mickie McGowan ...Additional Voices (voice) (as Mickie T. McGowan)
Ryan O'Donohue ...Additional Voices (voice)
Phil Proctor ...Additional Voices (voice)
Patti Tippo ...Additional Voices (voice)
Brian Tochi ...Additional Voices (voice)
Bob Bergen ...Additional Voices (as Robert Bergen)
Frank Thomas ...Train Engineer #2 (voice)

Allison Abbate
Des McAnuff
Pete Townshend
John Walker

Ted Hughes
Brad Bird
Tim McCanlies

Michael Kamen

The Iron Giant Horror Film Trailer 1

Movie Soundtrack(s):
"I Got a Rocket in My Pocket"
"Comin' Home Baby"
"Duck and Cover"
"Blue Rumba"
"Genius After Hours"
"Blues Walk"
"Let's Do the Cha Cha"

More Movie Taglines:
  • It came from outer space!
Movie Quote(s):
  • Kent Mansley: The biggest thing in this town is probably the homecoming queen.
  • The Iron Giant: I am not a gun.
  • Marv Loach: What department is that again? Kent Mansley: Frankly, I'm not at liberty to divulge the particulars of the agency I work for, and all that that implies. Marv Loach: You mean, national security? Kent Mansley: Let me put it this way. Every so often things happen that can't be rationalized in a conventional way. People wanna know their government has a response. I am that response.
  • Dean McCoppin: Get back! I said get back! I mean it! The Iron Giant: No. Stop. Wait. Hogarth Hughes: It was an accident. He's our friend. Dean McCoppin: He's a piece of hardware, Hogarth. Why did you think the army was here? He's a weapon, a big... big gun that walks. The Iron Giant: I... I not gun. Dean McCoppin: Yeah? Then what's that? [Points at huge hole the Giant's ray left on a bus] Dean McCoppin: You almost did that to Hogarth! The Iron Giant: No! [Runs away] Hogarth Hughes: Wait! [Runs after the Giant] Dean McCoppin: Hogarth! Hogarth Hughes: Come back! Dean McCoppin: [sees the toy gun Hogarth left on the ground] It was being defensive. He reacted to the gun.
  • Narrator: A peaceful, uneventful day in a town much like your own. Then suddenly, without warning... [Explosion] Narrator: [echoing] Atomic holocaust!
Movie 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).
  • "Frank" and "Ollie", the two trainmen that Kent interviews after the derailment, are caricatures of Disney classic animators Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston. They also perform the voices for the characters. Animation writer Earl Kress has said "that Frank and Ollie are also life-long train enthusiasts and have extensive scale model railroads in their backyards like Walt Disney used to have."
  • When Hogarth first shows the Giant his Superman comics, the theme music from the Max Fleischer Superman (1941) cartoons of the 1940's is heard in the background.
  • The comic book Hogarth shows the Giant with Superman on the cover is Action Comics #188, released January 1954.
  • Executive-produced by Pete Townshend of The Who. Pete Townshend also produced a concept album based on the same book as the film.
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