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Iron Will (1994)

Iron Will


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Movie Info

A rousing Disney dog-sled adventure based on a real life event -- a 522-mile dog-sled race between Winnipeg, Canada and St. Paul, Minnesota that occurred in 1917. When his father is accidentally killed, South Dakota farmboy Will Stoneman (Mackenzie Astin) decides to enter the dog-sled race in order to save his family from financial ruin. His mother (Penelope Windust) wants Will to use part of the prospective $10,000 race winnings for college, but Will just wants to save the farm. With the help … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama , Action & Adventure , Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: John Michael Hayes , Djordje Milicevic , Jeff Arch
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 23, 2002
Buena Vista


as Will Stoneman

as Harry Kingsley

as J.P. Harper

as Borg Guillarson

as Jack Stoneman

as Angus McTeague

as Maggie Stoneman

as Simon Lambert

as Peter Swenson

as Joe McPherson

as Albert Carey

as Mike Riley

as Conductor Brawley

as Cameraman Reporter

as Brakeman

as Gunnar Tveit

as Thordur Thorenson

as Mayor of Winnipeg

as Spirit Guide

as Spirit Guide

as Spirit Guide

as Kaiser Bill

as Soprano Singer

as 2nd Scout

as Sergeant

as 2nd Reporter

as Young Woman

as Blacksmith's Wife

as Pretty Woman

as Native American at T...
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Critic Reviews for Iron Will

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (6)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Audience Reviews for Iron Will

Dakota teen enters the world's most grueling dogsled marathon to save the family farm and earn his college tuition in this gloriously old-fashioned adventure. The picture is beautifully shot, especially the train scenes. The sledding scenes are very good and it is really cold - you can feel it, and so can the actors judging by the breath.
The acting is great, the screenplay is all right, history aside it's not too bad. After all, history can be bleak sometimes, and hope springs eternal, we can always dream and imagine right? I enjoyed Mackenzie Astin's performance, and also liked Kevin Spacey's reporter out for the "big story" who in a sense was the biggest underdog of all.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

8th grade English teacher, Mrs. McMurphy, made us watch this...and I'm very glad she did! Add this to the list of awesome Disney movies that you don't know are Disney flicks.

Jason Owens

Super Reviewer

Its good to see that in 1994 Excellent and Clean movies were still being put out with the Disney name attached to them, unlike those of this day and age with Disney / Pixtar label. After all old Walt would turn in his grave at some of the modern day Disney films, but this is not one of them, who ever wrote the plot for this web page is way off base ( matter fact it's a copy from Amazon dot com). This is an excellent movie about a 17 year old boy racing across Canada to St Paul Minnesota in a dog sled race to win $10000 to save his Mom's farm and go to college. All the things in a Disney movie that makes it good including tears (Pass a Kleenex), are found in this movie. This is based on the 1917 Dog Race in Canada combining 2 characters into one. Its worth sitting down with the pop corn and just enjoying, and of by the way you don't have to be a kiddy to enjoy it. 5 stars nothing less.

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

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