Where the Red Fern Grows

Where the Red Fern Grows

Joseph Ashton
Director: Lyman D. Dayton, Sam Pillsbury Cast: Joseph Ashton
Joseph Ashton
, Dabney Coleman
Dabney Coleman
Lyman D. Dayton, Sam Pillsbury,


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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 he finally gets enough, he buys two puppies and names them Old Dan and Little Ann. Billy eventually trains them to become hunting dogs and enters the Fall Hunting Competition. Also starring Kris Kristofferson and Ned Beatty. Even though principal photography started in 1999, Where the Red Fern Grows didn't premiere until the 2003 Tribeca Film Festival due to numerous production difficulties and law suits.

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Product Details

Release Date: 12/14/2021
UPC: 0760137438595
Original Release: 2003
Source: Persik Productions
Time: 1:26:00
Sales rank: 2,753

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joseph Ashton Billy Coleman
Dabney Coleman Grandpa
Kris Kristofferson Older Billy Coleman
Gary Anson Wendell
Mac Davis Bellington
Ned Beatty The Sheriff
Dave Matthews Will Coleman
Andrew Dickison Rainie Pritchard
Stuart Dickison Rubin Pritchard
Renee Faia Jenny Coleman
Kevin Gourd Garth
Zack Hamilton Bart
Lindsey Labadie Delores
Steve Sandalis Steve Johnson
Eric Starkey Ben Kyle

Technical Credits
Lyman D. Dayton Director,Screenwriter
Sam Pillsbury Director

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