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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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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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The Wild Rumpus
Written by Jerry Douglas
Performed by Jerry Douglas
Licensed from and used by permission of Sugar Hill Records, a Welk Music Group Company
(P) 2002 Sugar Hill Records, a Welk Music Group Company
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The same as the first.
21 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After watching this movie I only have one question: why did they make it again?...

Seriously, this movie is identical to the 1974 version, and its not as if its challenging movie as far as effects go so there wasn't even the excuse of remaking because the technology had improved.

Also The actor who played the main character was just awful, and Dave Mathews.... What was he doing in this movie?

Definitely left me shaking my head. It amazes me that films that are this useless can still get the green light. I think of how many people had to read this script before it was filmed and say "yeah that sounds like a great movie, we have a lot to add on the 1974 version" its almost comical... I give it 1 out of 10.


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