Where The Red Fern Grows Part 2

Theatrical Release: June 15, 1991
DVD Release: May 18, 2004
Where The Red Fern Grows Part 2


Where the Red Fern Grows: Part Two is a continuation of the classic novel, a story as magical as the original. The haunting richness of the Louisiana woods, the innocent joy we find in Old Dan and Little Ann, and the loving wisdom of Grandpa Coleman combine to touch the hearts of young and old alike. In RED FERN II, Billy Coleman returns from WWII to his grandfather’s home in Louisiana and tries to readjust to civilian life. But the killing he witnessed in the war, along with the fact that he has lost a leg to an enemy bullet, have embittered him. Grandpa had anticipated Billy’s state of mind and has a therapeutic gift waiting for him: a pair of Red-bone hound puppies – just like the ones he had as a boy. Billy befriends a young neighborhood boy, Wilson, who reminds him of himself. Wilson and the hounds become his closest friends and together they help Billy to rediscover the gift of giving – ultimately rediscovering himself.

Dove Review

This is a dramatic film about one young man’s return home after the war. Now Billy is back home and thinks things are different now that he has a peg leg. But Grandpa, with his wisdom and faith, helps Billy understand life. With Grandpa’s help Billy finds that life is not always fair but is it fairness that he is looking for or is it that he want life to be easy?

This is just a down-to-earth movie about family, faith, love and life-changing events. Although it is a family-friendly movie, some of the topics in the movie may be frightening for younger children. We award this movie the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12 and over.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Couple kissing; man tries to force himself on woman but it is stopped.
Language: Dang-1; Lord and God used in reverence.
Violence: Discussion regarding wounded in war; woman slaps man; hunting.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Bitterness about being wounded; the topic of showing respect; death of grandfather.


Company: Bridgestone Multimedia Group
Director: Jim McCullough
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 92 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe