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Big Red (1962) (Ws)
Big Red
Actors: Walter Pidgeon, Gilles Payant, Émile Genest, Janette Bertrand, Georges Bouvier
Director: Norman Tokar
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Kids & Family
NR     2000     1hr 29min

Disney has always done right by the classic "boy and his dog" adventure, and Big Red, adapted from the popular novel by Jim Kjelgarrd, is no exception. Wealthy sportsman Walter Pidgeon buys a beautiful Irish setter to turn...  more »


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Actors: Walter Pidgeon, Gilles Payant, Émile Genest, Janette Bertrand, Georges Bouvier
Director: Norman Tokar
Creators: Edward Colman, Grant K. Smith, Erwin L. Verity, Walt Disney, Winston Hibler, Jim Kjelgaard, Louis Pelletier
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Kids & Family
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Classics, Family Films
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Letterboxed
DVD Release Date: 01/25/2000
Original Release Date: 06/06/1962
Theatrical Release Date: 06/06/1962
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 29min
Screens: Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Big Red
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Wow! what a lovely family film about a beautiful Irish Red Setter and a boy who cares for him. It is based on the characters in the James Kjelgaard books but is NOT a film of the book "Big Red". But do not let that put you off! The scenery is breathtaking, the storyline is great family and dog lover fare and the acting beautiful and innocentI have been searching for this film for 5 years and the wait was well worth it. This is one for the dog lovers and famalies with young children who love dogs."
Indescribable Beauty
john scaturro | 03/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I must have watched this picture a million times, and still never get tired of it. It has the same affect on me today and my child. The scenery is breathtaking, as is the music and acting. Anyone who owns,or has ever owned an Irish Setter, understands what this movie means to them. It really catches your heart and trully shows what love there can be between a boy and his dog.I own the VHS as well as the DVD which is fantastic. Should anyone know of the whereabouts of the boy who played Rene (Gilles Payant),please email me at Thank you"
A great Story
Jerry Bare | 02/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first saw this movie in a theater as a young child and loved the story. I'm a little biased since we have always had Irish Setters for dogs, but a wonderful story of the companionship of a boy and a dog. It shows how love and faith can change things. It brought back memories of how special a dog was in my growing up years. I am thrilled to have it be available for my children and it has become one of their favorite films."
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 10/23/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"BIG RED is a film your family should enjoy viewing together. The dogs are beautiful and "act" quite well; Gilles Payant, in spite of the hard to decipher French accent, brings an innocent joy and commitment to his role; Janette Bertrand as Theresa, the housekeeper, is fitfully feisty and endearing; and Walter Pidgeon is good in his transformation from heartless showman to caring father figure. Unfortunately, the characterizations are merely anecdotes to the lush scenery and shenanigans of boy and dog, and result in a tedious, sometimes dull narrative. However, it's heartwarming and enjoyable. Certainly not one of Disney's best but a refreshing tale in this day of special effects and low moral films."