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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Billy Coleman
... Will Coleman
... Jenny Coleman
... Hod Bellington
... Older Billy Coleman
... Sheriff Abe McConnell
... Grandpa
Gary Anson ... Bully Wendell
Orvel Baldridge ... Mr. Pritchard
Robert Bauman ... Hunter #2
Andrew Dickison ... Rainie Pritchard
Stuart Dickison ... Rubin Pritchard
Julia Downs ... Sarah Coleman
Tess Downs ... Alice Coleman
Kevin Gourd ... Bully Garth
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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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Rated PG for thematic elements | See all certifications »

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3 May 2003 (USA)  »

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Amigos de Caça  »

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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

At the Ozark Coonhound Championship the banner says that the year is 1937, but earlier panning across the grounds there are trucks from the late 1940s- early '50s. See more »

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

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Southside Stomp
Written by Jenai, Brent Maher and Brian D. Maher
Performed by Jenai and the Junction
© 2002 Curb Songs (ASCAP) administered by Curb Songs/Sis 'N Bro Music (ASCAP) administered on behalf of itself and Moraine Park Music,
MMG (ASCAP)/Screamin' Upstream Songs (ASCAP) administered by Lichelle Music Company
Produced by Brent Maher for Moraine Productions
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The same as the first.
21 April 2012 | by 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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