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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, Romance, History
Ty Roberts
Gerry De Leon, Ty Roberts
Austin Nichols, Lane Garrison, Ali Cobrin, Hassie Harrison
Italy, USA
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, 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» (15)

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This is an absolutely wonderful film. The music, the cinematography, the acting, and the cinematography are all top notch. The casting is excellent, and the story line is realistic and not sentimental. This is a film that I can watch over and over and still feel the same way about it. It's a beautiful story about the "Iron Orchard" and the history of slavery in America. I highly recommend this film.

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Marie Carlson

I saw this film as a very young teenager. I have been going to the movies ever since. This is one of my favorite movies, but I can't find it in my collection. I have the soundtrack, but not the film. Any ideas?

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Louis O.

Greetings again from the darkness. I liked this film. I was not expecting much but the first hour was quite good. The final half hour seemed to have been written by a committee. I wish I could have seen the whole film because it was so long and I was almost on the edge of my seat. I was left with a bitter aftertaste, in spite of the good points. The ending was very tragic. The film seemed to have been written by a committee. The acting was fine and the special effects were excellent. The last half hour was really disappointing. The plot was unclear and the film did not end. If you are a fan of history then this is a must see. If not, then avoid it. It is just another German war film. I was not impressed by it and I feel that it was directed by a committee of people with a very limited knowledge of the subject.

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Roger B.

I'd been told by my dad that the movie was so emotional, that it really impacted me emotionally. He had told me that this was the way the story was meant to be, and I agreed with him. It was a very realistic portrayal of what happened during WWII. In the end, I felt that it was a little too hard to look at the movie objectively, because it was so very emotional. I was never too moved to tears, but rather I was feeling angry and sad. I understand that the movie is supposed to be depressing, but I felt that it did not portray the hardship that the people had to go through. I mean, you don't have to be a true fan of the book to understand that people who are working hard and fighting for their country would not have given up. And this movie doesn't get that. It portrays the war from a perspective that does not show the brutality of the war. Instead, we see the people as people. And in that aspect, it was good. The acting was great, but I did have to criticize some of the characters. I didn't like who they casted as the leader of the German troops, and I did think that the character played by Andrea Riseborough was under-written. I also didn't like the character played by Gerard Butler. He was overly dramatic, and it didn't seem like he was at all frightened. It was a little annoying. Overall, it was a very good movie. I felt that it was very realistic. I also felt that it was very sad and depressing, but it was also realistic. I give the movie a 7 out of 10.

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Rose M.

I went to see this movie because of the cast. However, I don't think that this movie is particularly good. The story is not original, and it is not historically accurate. This is the story of two men. One man is told that his wife and daughter were brutally murdered, and is driven to commit a suicide bombing on behalf of a terrorist organization. However, he is murdered by a terrorist with a magnetic compass. He is resurrected and goes to America to finish his mission. The movie is over two hours long, and the plot is in a perpetual cycle of death, rebirth, and rebirth. The only difference is that he is now a young man, and the terrorist organization is a young woman. This movie was an opportunity for Tom Hanks to show his acting abilities, but his performance is nothing special. He is not convincing at all. Another problem with this movie is the accent. If you are American, you would think that this movie is about the terrorist organization, but the accent sounds very foreign to me. I think that this is what the director was trying to convey. The plot was somewhat original, but the whole movie is about an American plot to get revenge on an American. It doesn't have a lot of heart, and the scenes are rather short. This movie was a bit disappointing. It is only good if you like Tom Hanks.

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Tammy K.

When I was a child I remember the movie The Iron Orchard. I remember the way it made me feel and I felt the way I was when I saw it. I think it is a great movie. It is a great story, great story telling and great story. It is a movie that is one of my all time favorites. It is a great story about the power of love and the power of friendship. It is a movie that can make you feel good, make you feel happy, make you feel sad and make you feel proud. I think that this is a great movie and I recommend it to everyone. This is a great movie and I hope you enjoy it.

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I know that many of you have already seen the film, but I'm still not sure how to grade it. I think that the acting was first rate, the direction was decent, but the script was not. It seemed to me like many of the scenes were ripped off from other movies. I was also a bit put off by the way the plot was presented. The movie started out very slowly, with a lot of flashbacks. There was a lot of exposition and building of characters, so that was not for me. It seemed like the movie could have easily been condensed to about 90 minutes, and I believe that this was the first movie that I have ever seen that was longer. It was also slow in the beginning, but then the pacing got better. This was a good movie for family viewing, though I think it is a little too long. The movie seemed to move at a snail's pace, which was also somewhat slow. The editing was also not very good. It seemed like the camera work was choppy. Some of the characters were a little over the top. The biggest problem I had with the movie was the way it was presented. I did not care for the movie's overall presentation, and it seemed to me that the movie was not being treated as seriously as I would have liked. I would give it a 6, but it wasn't too bad.

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Anthony R.

The Iron Orchard is a good film for all ages. It shows how easily war can kill and how a group of people can come together and learn about each other. I am a HUGE Stephen Spielberg fan and I can see why he made this film. The cinematography is excellent. The direction is excellent. The acting is great. The story is good. The music is great. The casting is great. This is definitely a film I would recommend to anyone. It is a really good film.

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Stephanie S.

I am not sure why this film got such a bad reception. I thought it was a pretty good movie. I think that the entire movie was a bit heavy handed, but I think it was a good idea to show the effects of the war on the town. As the movie progresses you see how the children are affected by war and the effects of the war. I think it was a good idea to show the children in the town as they were, not as they were in the book. I also think the acting was good and the directing was great. The photography was excellent. Overall I think this was a very good movie. It was not a good movie, but it was good. It was not a masterpiece, but it was good. I would give it a 7/10.

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A very good film about the history of WW II, about the love between an Englishwoman and a German soldier. A very romantic story and a very good film.

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Jacob B.

It is the story of a woman named Zena Denton (Nicole Kidman) who has been taken from her home town in North Carolina, married to a rich man named Ormond (Gary Oldman) and eventually left by him. She is driven by a desire to fight for a free society. She works as a nurse at a mental institution and becomes very frustrated when Ormond takes a side trip to London to get a job in a textile factory. He agrees to take the position of the factory manager but refuses to discuss his reasons for the switch. She goes to his home and continues to work there. However, when Ormond meets a young lady named Dorothy (Jessica Chastain) who is a prisoner in a mental institution, Zena tries to convince Ormond to talk with her and work together to get Dorothy released. While she is not satisfied with the way Ormond is handling Dorothy, he is so busy trying to save his marriage and his business that he does not fully consider the implications. Zena has a vision of the world and it is a vision that she has constructed. She wants to make a difference and to change the way things are. Dorothy is not the kind of person who is going to come to Ormond to talk to him. She has a strong conviction that she has to be free and is determined to make a difference. She is going to be a strong presence for Dorothy and a role model for the world. That is what she is doing in the film. In the beginning of the film we see Zena and Ormond as they are sitting on the porch of their home. She is describing to him how she wants to make a difference in the world and how she is going to use her brain. As the film continues, we see the transformation of Ormond. He has gone from a rich man to a person who does not want to be rich. He has become so angry at the people in his life that he is prepared to kill them. He is now a very different person. He has developed a strong conviction that he is not going to pay for his mistakes, no matter how much money he has. He realizes that Dorothy is a person who needs help and he can help her. He can also help the people in the world. The only thing he is not prepared to do is to put her in the mental institution. The final moments of the film have been set in Britain and we see Zena working in a mental institution. We see the transformation of Ormond. He has lost his determination and is ready to let Dorothy go. When he is brought back to the United States, he is not prepared to let Dorothy go. He wants to go back to the moment he made that commitment to Dorothy and to make a difference. The film ends with a group of people who have been affected by the events in Zena's life. They are going to visit her in the hospital. I think the director of this film did a very good job of conveying her feelings and showing her transformation. The ending of the film shows what happened to Zena and Dorothy and how they were affected by the events. They were both driven to do what they had to do. When they came to the end of their journey together, we saw a very nice change in Ormond. He seemed ready to change his ways and to try to make a difference. It was a nice change to the situation. The movie is a good film. I am not sure if I would give it a 9 or 10 but I am going to give it a 7 because I felt that the story did not give a complete picture of the person who was Zena. There was a little bit of truth in what she had experienced but the film could have been longer. I do recommend this film.

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Lori W.

The Iron Orchard is a movie that is not one of those that I will watch again and again, but it is a movie that I will enjoy once it is over. What I have to say is that I am not that big of a fan of war movies and I usually don't like them, but I did like this one, and it is not because it is a war movie, but because of the way it was told. I have to say that the actors in this movie did a great job, and for that reason I give it a 7 out of 10.

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Carolyn M.

I love this movie! I'm sure everyone who loves history will love it! I thought it was wonderful, especially the way they were able to show how the workers felt about the man who led them to their fate. The ending was very sad and sad, but I'm sure most people will cry! I thought that the acting was excellent. The only thing I would have changed is that they would have made it longer. If you don't like the movie, I would suggest you not to read the book. But if you love it, I recommend you read the book first. I hope you will enjoy this movie!

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Brittany White

I think that the main reason that people are not as forgiving as they should be about this film is because they have been in the military and have seen the brutality of it. I know that it is hard to imagine, but it is a reality. If you are a man who has been in the military, you will see the movie and know what it is like. I think that the film makers did a good job in portraying the brutality and the reality of it. I have seen many films about war, but this is the best that I have ever seen. It is a good film to show the real thing and show that war is a terrible thing. I hope that people who are not used to war will not be offended by it. I also think that the actors did a good job in portraying the real people who lived it. I think that the movie is well worth watching. It is one of those films that you will watch over and over and never get bored of it.

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Frank James

The Iron Orchard is an excellent film. It is not for everyone, but if you do not have an interest in war, it is a great film to watch. As someone who has read the book, I enjoyed the film as much as the book. However, I have to agree with some of the reviewers who said that the book is too dark. It was the darker parts of the book that made me understand why they had to keep in the book the war scenes. I believe that the book is about how things turn out for the poor. There is not a lot of action in the film, but the main characters are interesting. The acting is good, and I especially liked Sean Connery. I do not want to say that I liked it, but I did enjoy it. I would recommend it to anyone who likes war movies, and if you have not read the book, you may like the film more than I did. I would give it a 7 out of 10.