Disney VHS: Iron Will w/ Case Kevin Spacey Full Screen Dolby Surround


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Iron Will [VHS]
Mackenzie Astin (Actor), Kevin Spacey (Actor), Charles Haid (Director) Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) Format: VHS Tape

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 of Indian handyman Ned Dodd August Schellenberg, Will begins to train for the race. But the rich mogul underwriting the race, J.P. Harper David Ogden Stiers, doesn’t want Will to enter, thinking the competition too arduous and too dangerous for such a young boy. To Will’s aid comes yellow journalist Harry Kingsley Kevin Spacey, who convinces Harper to permit Will to enter the race. But Harry also has his own agenda — he sees a great story in Will and thinks it will sell newspapers and advance his journalistic career. With his father’s best dog Gus at the head of his dog team, Will is ready and determined to win the race. But Will discovers that winning the race is only half his battle. Dealing with the petty and malevolent human beings involved in the race — in particular, the egotistical Scandinavian champion Borg Guillarson George Gerdes and the wealthy gambler Angus McTeague Brian Cox — prove to be as much of a challenge to his mettle than any natural obstacles Will might encounter.

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: Closed-captioned, Color, HiFi Sound, NTSC
Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Number of tapes: 1
Studio: Walt Disney Home Video
VHS Release Date: January 26, 1995
Run Time: 108 minutes

On the tape:
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Preview
D2: The Mighty Ducks Preview

Although the story of Will Stoneman is fictional, the character was loosely based on the exploits of Albert Campbell, who won the 1917 race from Winnipeg to Saint Paul, and Fred Hartman, the American hope in the race. According to Campbell, he won the race to fulfill his father’s dying wish made just two weeks before the race.

“Once in a generation an athlete pits himself against such overwhelming odds, that even the most jaded spectator finds himself cheering breathlessly”…

Iron Will is a moving true-life story about the determination and valor of one heroic young American who sets out to win a 500-mile dogsled race across the U.S. and Canada. Up against seemingly impossible odds, “Iron Will” Stoneman strives on to achieve his dream: to save his parents beloved farm and go to college; and somewhere along the way, the seventeen-year old boy becomes a man.

Although this movie is a bit formulaic and anyone can guess the Disney ending, that doesn’t make it any less thrilling to watch; when I first saw this film in the theater, the whole room was cheering him on at the end! Definately worth your time to check out this great family-friendly film!


Case and VHS tape are in near mint condition. VHS has been rewinded for your convenience. Dolby surround, full screen.