Where the Red Fern Grows


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
Dave Matthews
as Will Coleman
Gary Anson
as Wendell
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

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Book-based drama has emotional intensity, mild scariness.

Jan 30, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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

Jun 21, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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

Dec 26, 2004 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

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