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The Iron Orchard

The Iron Orchard is a movie starring Hassie Harrison, Lane Garrison, and Austin Nichols. "The Iron Orchard" is the story of Jim McNeely, a young man thrust into the vibrant and brutal West Texas oilfields in 1939, who works his way...

Running Time
1 hours 52 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Drama, History, Romance
Ty Roberts
Gerry De Leon, Ty Roberts
Hassie Harrison, Lane Garrison, Ali Cobrin, Austin Nichols
USA, Italy
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

"The Iron Orchard" is the story of Jim McNeely, a young man thrust into the vibrant and brutal West Texas oilfields in 1939, who works his way through the ranks to ultimately become a formidable wildcatter.

Comments about drama «The Iron Orchard» (6)

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I am a sucker for a good old-fashioned adventure movie. I loved THE IRON ORCHARD and I was looking forward to seeing THE IRON ORCHARD 2. The trailer, and the trailer alone was enough to get me interested in seeing the film. I was not disappointed. The film stars Tom Hanks as the bookended Captain James T. Kirk, a Starfleet Academy cadet who mysteriously turns up dead, which apparently occurred when he was fighting in World War II. Kirk must now go to the planet Vulcan to retrieve Kirk's brother and ensure that Spock is not born. The acting is excellent, the sets and scenery are simply magnificent. The story is very well-written and executed. There are a lot of twists and turns, a great villain, and the film leaves you with an emotional response. But you will be glued to your seats throughout the film, because there is a lot to the movie to be absorbed in. This is not just a retelling of the story of Kirk and his crew from the first movie, it is a story that you will only get when you watch the movie again. And it is a story that will leave you with a great sense of satisfaction, because the writer and director set up the film to leave you with the same feeling you had upon finishing the first film. And I am glad they did! The only reason I did not give the film a ten star rating is that the film was a little long. I liked the story so much, I was bored at times, but I did not dislike it. If you are a fan of sci-fi or of movies like STAR WARS or ALIENS, this film is a must see.

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Ronald H.

I saw "The Iron Orchard" recently and was very touched by the beauty and drama that this film evokes. This is a story of love, family, the word "love", and how love can destroy. I'm really impressed that this film managed to touch so many people and so many different people. The acting was excellent, the cinematography was beautiful, and the music was very powerful. This is not a typical Hollywood film. You have to pay attention to the intricacies of the story and the message of the film. It makes you think about the meaning of life and how it's meaningful, and that you really are alive, but not as much as you think. If you have the opportunity to see this film, I hope you enjoy it.

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Henry Guerrero

This film, in my opinion, is one of the best of the American cinema in the 1970s. The film has a story about a young girl named Sarah, who goes through a life of poverty and hardship in an abandoned orchard in the woods. She is constantly harassed by the other workers, who are all drunk and violent. The film is one of the most powerful films ever made. The acting is good, but there are some scenes where it seems like the actors are not in control of the situation they are in. I give this film a 9/10, but if you want a great film, see The Godfather, Taxi Driver, The Godfather Part II, or On The Waterfront. 8/10

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Like any historical drama, you will be comparing the acting to the great actors of yesteryear. But in this case, they were both superb. Both Sir Laurence Olivier and Robert Redford were great, but I think Redford's performance is what elevates this film above many others. It is the performance of the entire film. In the same category as "The Graduate" and "The Godfather." The film is well made and very entertaining. I have seen it twice now, and I will buy the DVD when it comes out.

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Anthony R.

I really like this film. It is moving, it is very emotional, and it is very beautiful. For me, this movie is very difficult to explain in words. I think that it's a combination of drama, romance, drama, romance. A perfect film! I'm telling you that: the main characters, the main actors, the director, the screenplay, the direction, the cinematography, everything! It's a very remarkable film, and I would recommend it to all people, including those who have never seen the film before. It's a very beautiful movie, and it's really good.

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Phillip Welch

Iron Orchard is the story of German author Heinrich Mann (Ralph Fiennes) who returns to Germany in 1930 as a young boy from a Polish orphanage, his first book published in 1929. But when war breaks out Mann is forced to leave, his home country to emigrate to Britain and America. He lands in Paris and finds a job as a courier, but is outraged when his superior tells him that he must return to Germany to work for the Nazis. Mann begins to be tormented by the failure of his wartime epic and the personal revelations he has to make. With the "iron town" scene in his life, Mann eventually embarks on a lifelong quest to find the city that made him famous. In the process Mann meets a woman (Sacha Baron Cohen) who helps him understand the horrors of the war. This is the second feature film directed by director Roman Polanski who also made his first film, "Repulsion", in 1966. Polanski's first film, "The Pianist", which he shot on location in the Czech Republic, was also a war story, and its lack of a sophisticated character study makes it look rather weak compared to the more acclaimed work he later made, and this is not helped by the fact that, unlike the other films in this series, this one is a "dramatic" film and at times rather self-consciously so. The fact that this is not the kind of film that you usually see in these series helps to explain why it was not as well received as the other films in this series and its passing, although not as bad as that of its predecessor "Repulsion", is unfortunate. The performances in this film are uniformly excellent, with the exception of Ralph Fiennes, who, although he does fine work, still seems a bit miscast. However, Polanski's direction and cinematography, even in the war scenes, are a treat, the moving images of the countryside and the city as well as the editing of the film keep the viewer interested. And the performances by Polanski's cast are superb. I don't know what else to say about this film because it is a perfect example of how to make a good film based on a good story. To be honest I never really got a sense of what Mann was supposed to be all about. But this film is so good that I had to write a review in my "Movie Review Bible" to try and remedy that and I don't regret doing so. Go and see it and find out for yourself.