Iron Road - the epic adventure of Little Tiger (Sun Li), a poor Chinese boy who yearns to make his fortune building the railroad through the Rocky Mountains, the very same place where his father mysteriously disappeared years before.
The railroad tycoon, Alfred Nichol (Sam Neill) is facing bankruptcy and dispatches his playboy son James (Luke MacFarlane) to China to recruit workers at rock-bottom wages. There, James meets the dissolute local recruiter (Peter O'Toole) and Little Tiger, who saves his life in a fight with a vicious gang lord. In return, James hires the kid. In the railway camp, Little Tiger battles prejudice, treachery and a surging attraction to James, so powerful it unlocks his dark secret - that “he” is actually a beautiful young woman who has disguised herself to survive in a man's world. Now everything is at stake - her life, her love for James, and her quest for the truth about her father.