Where the Red Fern Grows
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Where the Red Fern Grows
Based on the 1961 children's novel by Wilson Rawls, Where the Red Fern Grows is a family-oriented drama four years in the making. This project is co-directed by Lyman Dayton, who also adapted the screenplay and produced the 1974 filmed version. The story involves 12-year-old Billy Coleman (Joseph Ashton), who lives in the Ozark mountains with his mother, Jenny (Renee Faia), and father, Will (Dave Matthews of the Dave Matthews Band). Billy's grandfather (Dabney Coleman) encourages him to save money to buy a hunting dog. For two years, Billy does odd jobs in order to save the money. When… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"...it seems likely that fans of Rawls' book will find plenty to embrace here."
‑ David Nusair, 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."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
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