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
Did You Know?
When Billy is given the trophy for catching the most raccoons, the camera pans the crowd and a little girl is shown (briefly) smiling, wearing braces on her teeth. Braces weren't invented yet during the period in which the movie takes place. See more
Remake of Where the Red Fern Grows
Written by Elaine Rubenstein and John Andrew Schreiner
Performed by Fernando Ortega
© 2002 Big Moose Music (BMI)/John Andrew Schreiner Music (ASCAP)
Produced by John Andrew Schreiner See more