The Iron Giant
Director: Brad Bird Run Time: 86 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1999
Starring: Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick Jr., James Gammon, Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel
Screenwriters: Tim McCanlies, Brad Bird
Producers: Allison Abbate, Des McAnuff
It’s the late Fifties, and nine-year-old Hogarth Hughes lives in Rockwell, Maine, a seemingly idyllic town. Hearing stories of a UFO that crashed into the sea, Hogarth, always on the lookout for aliens, finds a huge, metal-eating robot with an insatiable curiosity and equally insatiable appetite. When the metallic extraterrestrial’s presence unleashes a wave of Cold War paranoia that threatens to engulf Rockwell, only Hogarth and his 50-foot friend can stop it in this heartwarming animated feature.