Where the Red Fern Grows is the heartwarming and adventurous tale for all ages about a young boy and his quest for his own red-bone hound hunting dogs. Set in the Ozark Mountains during the Great Depression, Billy Coleman works hard and saves his earnings for 2 years to achieve his dream of buying two coonhound pups. He develops a new trust in God as he faces overwhelming challenges in adventure and tragedy roaming the river bottoms of Cherokee country with "Old Dan" and "Little Ann." The movie follows the inseparable trio as they romp relentlessly through the Ozarks, trying to tree the elusive "Ghost" raccoon. Their efforts prove victorious as they win the coveted gold cup in the annual coon-hunt contest, capture wily ghost coons and bravely fight a mountain lion. Through these adventures Billy realizes the meaning of true friendship, loyalty, integrity and heroics, in this timeless and poignant coming of age story.
Did You Know?
Robert S. Telford who played the Station Master in the original 1974 movie of the same name plays the exact same character here nearly 30 years later. See more
When Billy picks up the pups from the train station, they are about eight weeks old, but in the montage following showing him with the pups on his trip home, in the shot with the pups frolicking in the camp the next morning, they appear to be about three months old. Then, when he gets home and shows them to his parents, they are again eight weeks old. See more
Remake of Where the Red Fern Grows
What the World Needs Now
Written by Holly Lamar and Brett James
Performed by Wynonna Judd
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Produced by Dan Huff
(as Dann Huff) and Wynonna Judd
(as Wynonna) See more