6.6/10
849
12 user 8 critic

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.

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay) (as Doug C. Stewart) | 3 more credits »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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.

Director: Norman Tokar
Stars: James Whitmore, Beverly Garland, Jack Ging
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

An embittered WWII veteran returns to his grandfather's home in the Louisiana woods. The old man helps his grandson readjust by giving him two hound dog puppies to care for.

Director: Jim McCullough Jr.
Stars: Wilford Brimley, Doug McKeon, Chad McQueen
Shiloh (1996)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Marty Preston, a small-town Southern boy, must rescue a young beagle from abusive owner and recluse Judd Travers.

Director: Dale Rosenbloom
Stars: Blake Heron, Michael Moriarty, Scott Wilson
Drama | Family | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

After young Marty Preston rescued Shiloh from his abusive owner, Judd Travers, he thought his troubles were over. But when Judd starts threatening to take "his" dog back, Marty is afraid of... See full summary »

Director: Sandy Tung
Stars: Zachary Browne, Scott Wilson, Michael Moriarty
Lassie (1994)
Family | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The dog everyone loves now leaps into the '90s in this all-new exciting, updated version of Lassie! Determined to start a new life in the country, the Turner Family - Dad, stepmom, little ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Petrie
Stars: Helen Slater, Tom Guiry, Jon Tenney
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A mischievous dog befriends a lonely young girl in a new town and helps her make new friends.

Director: Wayne Wang
Stars: AnnaSophia Robb, Jeff Daniels, Eva Marie Saint
Saving Shiloh (2006)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Marty Preston and Judd Travers must join together to clear the latter's name after he is accused of killing a man he once fought in a bar.

Director: Sandy Tung
Stars: Scott Wilson, Gerald McRaney, Jason Dolley
Old Yeller (1957)
Family | Drama | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A teenage boy grows to love a stray yellow dog while helping his mother and younger brother run their Texas homestead while their father is away on a cattle drive. First thought to be good-for-nothing mutt, Old Yeller is soon beloved by all.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Tommy Kirk
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.

Director: Gary Winick
Stars: Dakota Fanning, Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey
Family | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A young American boy visiting in China helps his zoologist father rescue a panda cub from unscrupulous poachers while his panda reserve is threatened with closure from officious bureaucrats.

Director: Christopher Cain
Stars: Stephen Lang, Ryan Slater, Yi Ding
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Hod Bellington
...
...
...
Gary Anson ...
Bully Wendell
Orvel Baldridge ...
Robert Bauman ...
Hunter #2
Andrew Dickison ...
Stuart Dickison ...
Julia Downs ...
Tess Downs ...
Kevin Gourd ...
Bully Garth
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 May 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amigos de Caça  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

The tree that Billy cuts down is referred to as a sycamore but the tree he is shown cutting is not a sycamore. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Traveler
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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?