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Iron Will

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Iron Will

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
performer:
MacKenzie Astin, Kevin Spacey, Brian Cox, David Ogden Stiers
director:
Charles Haid
genre:
ActionAdventure, Kids and Family

We gave it a B+

Ethan Hawke-look-alike Mackenzie Astin plays Will Stoneman who, in 1917, enters a treacherous 500-mile dogsled race from Winnipeg to St. Paul for a $10,000 prize. Chock-full of rugged and unspoiled winter landscapes (unfortunately diminished on a TV screen) and set to a sweeping score, Iron Will is part The Natural, part The Waltons at the Iditarod. And while this family film is as sappy as a Vermont maple, it’s still a real heartwarmer. B+

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