The Trial of Old Drum Movie Review 2000

Information and Film Reviews for The Trial of Old Drum the Movie

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Set in 1955 and based on a true story. 11-year-old Charlie (Edner) lives in a small farming community with his widowed father Charles (Perlman). His best friend is his golden retriever Drum, who was trained by his late mother to protect the boy. The duo's problems lie with his surly maternal Uncle Lon (Schuck), who dislikes the dog and says Drum is a sheep-killer. Lon shoots the dog for being on his property and the sheriff sends poor Drum to the pound before his case goes to court. Charlie and his father enlist the services of lawyer George Graham Vest (Bakula) and Drum's trial is both humorous and touching.

Distribution

CinemaNow, 4553 Glencoe Ave., Ste. 200, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, URL: http://www.cinemanow.com, Remarks: Formerly known as Lions Gate Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 88 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
True Stories, Period Piece: 1950s, Widows & Widowers, Childhood Visions, Order in the Court, Law & Lawyers, Kiddie Viddy
Screenplay
Ralph Gaby Wilson
Cast
Bobby Edner, Ron Perlman, John Schuck, Scott Bakula, Randy Travis, David Graf, Dick Martin, Alia Shawkat
Cinematography
Mark Doering-Powell
Director
Sean McNamara

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