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Iron Will [DVD]

Mackenzie Astin , Kevin Spacey , Charles Haid    Universal, suitable for all   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Mackenzie Astin, Kevin Spacey, David Ogden Stiers, August Schellenberg, Brian Cox
  • Directors: Charles Haid
  • Writers: Djordje Milicevic, Jeff Arch, John Michael Hayes
  • Producers: George Zepp, James Ployhar, Patrick J. Palmer, Robert Schwartz
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios HE
  • DVD Release Date: 14 Oct 2002
  • Run Time: 104 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00006JI40
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,954 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Will's (Mackensie Astin) plans to go to college are thrown into disarray when his father is killed in a freak sledding accident on his farm in wintry North America. Forced to take over the reins of the family business, he enters a cross country dog race, lured by the top prize of $100,000. However, trouble arises due to his involvement with an unscrupulous newspaper proprietor, who pays the registration fee for the contest and thereby believes to have a hold over the young man. Will finds help from an unlikely quarter - Gus, the pack dog he blames for his father's death.

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4.6 out of 5 stars
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best sledding movies ever made! 21 Mar 2010
Format:DVD
I love, love, love this movie! Despite having watched it too many times to count, it still takes me on a rollercoaster ride of emotions and gets me to stand up and cheer. Yes, there is a great deal of American flag waving but I don't even mind that in this movie. As a Canadian who ran my own dog sledding team, there is a definite appeal to me. many of the aspects of the sledding are technically correct which was important to me. You cannot help but feel the sheer emotion and excitement when you watch this. A MUST watch!
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75 of 80 people found the following review helpful
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This is a wonderful film, great for families, and perfect for evenings when you want to sit down and enjoy a film with your family. It reminds me of the Jack London films White Fang and Call of the Wild. You will find yourself believing that you are part of the film. It is great for all ages, except in the beginning there is one very sad scene that younger children may find upsetting, but otherwise children will love this film and will want to watch it again and again! I highly recommend it.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars White Fang 12 Nov 2010
By Rosie
Format:DVD
Bought for my 7year old who loves animal films. We both sat down and watched it together and found it very good. It was well acted and true to life. Educational without being hard work - and left you with a nice feeling.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What a great family film 29 Jan 2009
Format:DVD
Iron Will - What a brilliant family film. I watched this with my eldest daughter, we throughly enjoyed it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Iron Will DVD 4 Jun 2011
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I enjoyed this film and viewed it prior to letting my grand children watch it. I think younger children would find it hard to understand but is excellent for older ones. A true story about a 17 year old whose father had died - leaving his mother and family in financial trouble. He also had been offered a place at university but now (financially) unable to accept. Hearing of an international dog-sledging competition with a high money prize - he decides to enter - determined to win. I won't write any more - you will have to watch it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars iron will 25 Nov 2010
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you know when you have seen a film about 6 times , you know whats coming..the sad part, but! you still cry. sad i know..thats just my hubby.it's true, he loves this film. i cry too but thats me. and it's based on real life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 100% Disney !! 8 May 2014
By David H J Ashdown TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
A story , based on real events , set in 1917 about a 500 mile race in Canada using dogs and sleds concentrating on rookie sledger Will Stoneman who desperately wants to win and receive the $10,000 prize to save the family farm and prove to himself that he's as much a man as his father who died in a mushing accident. The action is typically Disney with plenty of archetypal villains and almost comical anger but that doesn't affect the overall enjoyment of what turned out to be an excellent and moving film ( if you ignore the mandatory sentimentality that's present in most Disney films of this type).
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I had already owned Iron Will on Video and knew it was an outstanding film, full of the ideals we strive to have. So when I saw it advertised I knew it would be a well visited dvd in my selection of films and genres. Well done Walt Disney often overlooked when making films with actors rather than animations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars moving and up lifting
Enjoyed this film very much, it is a great family film with a lovely happy ending. If you love dogs and have a go hero's then this is the film for you. Read more
Published 1 month ago by tracy butcher
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fantastic
Published 1 month ago by David
5.0 out of 5 stars dvd
arrived on time
packaged well
bought this as a family film as I love it
such an amazing true storey, true courage, perseverance, and hope lovely film
Published 4 months ago by eddybeebee
5.0 out of 5 stars Iron Will - Husky DVD
If you love Siberian Huskies you'll love this film - It's sad and makes you cry, yet heart warming and thrilling - you'll love it!
Published 6 months ago by SANDRA E HELLIWELL
4.0 out of 5 stars ok, entertaining
not the greatest of movies after watching some of the other Disneys, but this was fun to watch after Christmas when we all got fed up with Tom and Jerry and the ubiquitous Disney... Read more
Published 7 months ago by melmel
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Husky's
Then you will love this. The story is ok and although not a blockbuster it does keep you interested. Buy it for a cosy night in.
Published 10 months ago by J
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film
I've seen it before & will watch it many more times. Love animals & this type of film, get the tissues ready at some points
Published 13 months ago by traveller Lynne
4.0 out of 5 stars great movie
It's a great movie, though the disc had some scratches still enjoyed it with the children.they cant stop watching it.
Published 13 months ago by mudiaga ifeta
5.0 out of 5 stars the service was very good
i thought it was very good quality and watching iwill be telling my friends all about it thanks so much
Published 17 months ago by gail
5.0 out of 5 stars Iron will
Amazing film again took my breath away a good old weepee. The dog didn't get on well at first but then he was amazing please watch again you won't be disappointed
Published 17 months ago by Emma Jayne Cragg e cragg
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