The Iron Giant
About the Film:
In this animated adaptation of Ted Hughes' Cold War fable, a giant alien robot (Vin Diesel) crash-lands near the small town of Rockwell, Maine, in 1957. Exploring the area, a local 9-year-old boy, Hogarth, discovers the robot, and soon forms an unlikely friendship with him. When a paranoid government agent, Kent Mansley, becomes determined to destroy the robot, Hogarth and beatnik Dean McCoppin (Harry Connick Jr.) must do what they can to save the misunderstood machine. Directed by Brad Bird (The Incredibles).
Part of The Little's Party Like It's 1999 film series, inspired by "Best. Movie. Year. Ever.: How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen," by Brian Raftery.