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The Trial of Old Drum (2000)

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In the 1950s, a young boy, Charlie Burden Jr. (Bobby Edner), and his Golden Retriever known as Drum, share adventures in their rural town, many of which require the dog to save the boy's life: they have a boating accident and the dog pulls him from the lake; they encounter a pack of wild dogs and the dog slays them, but is gravely wounded. Then they run head-long into a grumpy old neighbor (John Schuck), who is convinced Drum has been killing his sheep. Like Dorothy's Toto, Drum is hauled away to be executed, but Charlie's dad (Ron Perlman) hires gilded tongue attorney George Graham Vest (Scott Bakula) to defend the canine before a jury and a judge. Vest's climactic closing argument had better be good, or they'll be playing "Taps" for Drum.

Cast

Bobby Edner
as Charlie Burden Jr. (young)
Scott Bakula
as George Graham Vest
Ron Perlman
as Charles Burden Sr.
Mike Randleman
as Clyde Boring
Kathy Garver
as Aunt Katey
John Schuck
as Uncle Lon
David Graf
as Judge Henry
Dick Martin
as Mayor Meyers
Randy Travis
as Charlie Burden Jr. (old)
Curt Youngberg
as Wayne Snelling
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Sappy

September 15, 2002 | Rating: 3/5
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