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Where the Red Fern Grows (2003)

PG | | Drama, Family | 3 May 2003 (USA)
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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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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Amigos de Caça  »

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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 »

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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 »

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

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If I Could Only Go Back Again
Written by Alan Osmond and Mike Curb
Performed by Jim Witter
Published by Mike Curb Music (BMI)/Claudine Publishing (BMI) administered by Mike Curb Music
Produced by Michael Lloyd and Mike Curb
Arranged by Michael Lloyd
Programming by Keith Heffner
Engineered by Bob Kearney
Mixed by Michael Lloyd and Bob Kearney
Pro Tools Editing by Bob Kearney
Production Assistant: Mike Lloyd II
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i love this movie
11 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Where the Red Fern grows is a heart warming movie, this movie reminds me of my childhood. I miss the days when i ran wild and free and kept in touch with nature, i didn't need a cell phone, TV or internet to be entertained. Billy had a innocent up bringing he is persistent and a hard worker. The Coleman family were respectful and had good morals. Billy got a pair of dogs which he loved and also teaching him responsibility, he spent most of his time with his dogs hunting racoon's, keeping him busy and out of trouble. This movie taught me material things don't always make u happy and also to be grateful for my family and for the things I have


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