Where the Red Fern Grows (2004) - Rotten Tomatoes

Where the Red Fern Grows (2004)

Where the Red Fern Grows (2004)





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What 10-year-old Billy Coleman wants most in the world is a hunting dog. After two long years of hard work, he saves up enough money to buy a pair of redbone hound pups, and it's love at first sight! Before long, Billy trains "Old Dan" and "Little Ann" to be the finest hunting team in the valley. As the inseparable trio chase the wily "ghost raccoon" and confront danger together, Billy learns the meaning of loyalty, courage and perseverance.


Joseph Ashton
as Billy Coleman
Ned Beatty
as The Sheriff
Gary Anson
as Wendell
Dave Matthews
as Will Coleman
Renee Faia
as Jenny Coleman
Mac Davis
as Bellington
Andrew Dickison
as Rainie Pritchard
Stuart Dickison
as Rubin Pritchard
Eric Starkey
as Ben Kyle
Kris Kristofferson
as Older Billy Coleman
Steve Sandalis
as Steve Johnson
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Critic Reviews for Where the Red Fern Grows

All Critics (2)

...it seems likely that fans of Rawls' book will find plenty to embrace here.

Full Review… | June 21, 2007
Reel Film Reviews

...undoubtedly wholesome family entertainment, and I have no doubt that kids will enjoy it. For adults, the experience might be a tad more tiresome.

Full Review… | December 26, 2004
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Audience Reviews for Where the Red Fern Grows

Maintaining the spirit of the novel to a amazing effect this film is wrought with adventure and unimaginable heartbreak

MarieBella Cullen
MarieBella Cullen

Daughter persuaded me to watch this one. Nice family film. Could truly see the boy's love for the dogs. Stretches its believability a bit with the contest, but wraps up well. You wrote this on 8/3/08.

Don Schick
Don Schick

It doesn't hold a candle to the original book, but the film does manage to capture that nostalgic feeling of youthful adventure....and that's worth something.

Todd Anderson
Todd Anderson

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