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The Biscuit Eater
The Biscuit Eater
Actors: Earl Holliman, Pat Crowley, Lew Ayres, Godfrey Cambridge, Beah Richards
Director: Vincent McEveety
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Kids & Family, Animation
G     2002     1hr 30min

In the back country of Tennessee, Lonnie McNeil, the son of a tenant farmer, tries to train a young hunting dog, Moreover, who is thought to be inferior becaue of a "bad streak" in him. With the help of his best friend, Te...  more »


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Actors: Earl Holliman, Pat Crowley, Lew Ayres, Godfrey Cambridge, Beah Richards
Director: Vincent McEveety
Creators: Richard A. Kelley, Ray de Leuw, Bill Anderson, James H. Street, Lawrence Edward Watkin
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Kids & Family, Animation
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Kids & Family, Animation
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 05/21/2002
Original Release Date: 03/22/1972
Theatrical Release Date: 03/22/1972
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Disney's Best Dog Film
I Like Books | Boise, ID United States | 12/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In my opinion, this is Disney's best Dog film and my personal favorite of all Disney films. Based on a short story of the same title, Disney edits the film version to make it more fun for children, primarily by letting the dog live in the end of the film adaptation. The Biscuit eater is a story of two boys, one black and one white, who jointly own and train the protagonist-a bird dog-with the hope of running it in the Grand National Field Trials at the Ames Plantation. Overcoming many obstacles, the dog and the boys persevere and learn valuable lessons along the way. There are beautiful images of the dogs pointing bobwhite quail and the subsequent covey rises. The Biscuit Eater is also a story from the "Old Disney." Hence, critics who lament the direction the company has gone in recent years will love this older film digitally mastered on DVD."
Very Moving Movie
D. G Turk | long beach, ms United States | 04/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this movie a long time back, and its very sad
and regardless of review, this is an excellent
movie of a love between a boy and a dog.
We all had a best friend at one time or another aka a dog.
The era of this movie was a slow time in america and
its a movie to sit back and relax and feel yourself right there.
Very enjoyable and a tear jerker"
Excellent movie, but terrible DVD conversion.
F. Brown-doell | 04/18/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)

"First, this DVD is clearly a translation from video, not film. There is no widescreen option. When playing on a high-resolution monitor or television, the scanlines are very noticeable. To top it off though, there are frequently visible artifacts in the movie, which are especially annoying when fading in and out of scenes. In fact, the volume name of the DVD is even misspelled - "BISQUIT_EATER"! I'm really surprised that Disney let this kind of shoddy work make it to market. It must have been a real fly-by-night translation service that they used."
My Dog
F. Brown-doell | 03/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What a wonderful story this is about two boys and a hunting dog[Wire Haired Pointing Griffon]. The adults get no where with his training but he responds to the children as it should be. I saw this movie many moons ago and declared I wanted this wirey brown haired dog. Just recently I found what the breed was and purchsed one and to my absolute amazement the dog reacts as the movie portrayed him, right down to eating eggs. It's a very moralistic movie for kids and a lot of laughs and a lot of fun to watch."