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Where the Red Fern Grows (2003)

PG | | Drama, Family | 3 May 2003 (USA)
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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.

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Wilson Rawls (novel), Douglas C. Stewart (screenplay) (as Doug C. Stewart) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Ashton ... Billy Coleman
Dave Matthews ... Will Coleman
Renee Faia ... Jenny Coleman
Mac Davis ... Hod Bellington
Kris Kristofferson ... Older Billy Coleman
Ned Beatty ... Sheriff Abe McConnell
Dabney Coleman ... Grandpa
Gary Anson Gary Anson ... Bully Wendell
Orvel Baldridge Orvel Baldridge ... Mr. Pritchard
Robert Bauman Robert Bauman ... Hunter #2
Andrew Dickison Andrew Dickison ... Rainie Pritchard
Stuart Dickison Stuart Dickison ... Rubin Pritchard
Julia Downs Julia Downs ... Sarah Coleman
Tess Downs ... Alice Coleman
Kevin Gourd Kevin Gourd ... Bully Garth
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Storyline

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. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amigos de Caça See more »

Filming Locations:

Cookson Hills, Oklahoma, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Remake of Where the Red Fern Grows (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

What the World Needs Now
Written by Holly Lamar and Brett James
Performed by Wynonna Judd (as Wynonna)
© 2003 WB Music Corp (ASCAP), Platinum Plow Music (ASCAP) administered by WB Music Corp (ASCAP)/Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing/Onaly Music (ASCAP)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Produced by Dan Huff (as Dann Huff) and Wynonna Judd (as Wynonna)
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17 May 2019 | by trevorrathburnSee all my reviews

The movie is about a young boy named billy and his 2 hunting dogs. The boy loses bets and saves a life his friends bet him and he lost. He enters competitions to earn money for his family to move. He loves his dogs then one day that all changed the movie makes people cry. Billys grandfather runs a store and makes billy do a bet they called his grandfather pops or gramps. His store sells everything. Billy got into a fight with the whole towns boys. Billy works his butt off to buy his 2 dogs little anne and dane. The movie is a very said movie but i would highly recommend the movie


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