Iron Road

Iron Road

DVD - 2009 | Widescreen ed
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Full of hope that she will make a new life and find out the truth about her long-lost father, a poor but high-spirited Chinese woman, Little Tiger, disguises herself as a boy and joins the railroad construction crew in the Rocky Mountains. Her life is changed forever when she falls in love with the privileged son of the railroad tycoon.--Container.
Publisher: [S. l.] : E1 Entertainment, c2009
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: IRO
Characteristics: 2 DVDs (ca. 181 min.) : sd. col
Additional Contributors: O'Toole, Peter 1932-


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Mar 23, 2018

The film is an historical account of how the Canadian railroad was constructed versus the well known Transcontinental. Its all in Mandarin when the Chinese speak to gain the global audience rather than what the actual Cantonese railroad workers spoke. I thought the seeking out of the actual explosive railroad handler was wonderful; and the hatchet man scenes a symbol of hitman for Chinese made the film more thrilling then the drama bits.
Hey drama and sex sells so it was included. The sad part is that the historical data shows that to demonize the Chinese workers even more they were penalized 17 million dollars in fines for coming in the Canadian reimbursing but an "apology...haha we got your money" was all the Canadian government gave in the 20th century. The wage for working one year on the railroad was 300 greenbacks.
17 million dollars is a lot of greenbacks to the Chinese.
5 explosive railroad handlers for the poor exploited Chinese

Sep 24, 2014

An epic story that followed the life of a feisty Chinese woman, from a little girl peddling goods on a street in China to a woman working the Canadian railway construction.
Not to be confused with the 1990 PBS TV American Experience series THE Iron Road, --- from Wikipedia ---

Iron Road is a 2009 Canada/China television miniseries written by Barry Pearson and Raymond Storey and directed by David Wu. Starring Sun Li, Luke Macfarlane, Peter O'Toole, Sam Neill, and Charlotte Sullivan, Iron Road chronicles the untold story of Chinese workers who helped to build the Canadian Pacific Railway in the 1880s. The mini-series was filmed in the Kamloops, B.C. area with many local actors.

d2013 Aug 06, 2013

Good movie!

aaa5756 Aug 04, 2013

It was O.K for a home TV movie. I was entertained and interesting. But it was NOT worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box. I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.

Aug 24, 2011

Nice historical film but entertaining at the same time. Worth a watch.

Mar 28, 2010

A good movie. Shows the exploitation and the plight of the Chinese who were paid only a dollar a day (that was a third or a half less than their coworkers) in the building of the rail road. At the end, Canada imposed a head tax; a tragic remembrance of their contribution.

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Mar 23, 2018

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