Trial of Old Drum

Original Release Date:
June 23, 2000

Genre:
Inspirational, Animals, Family, Drama

Rating:
PG

Rating:
IMDB

Synopsis:

In the 1950s, a young boy, Charlie Burden Jr. (Bobby Edner), and his Golden Retriever known as Drum, share adventures in their rural town, many of which require the dog to save the boy’s life: they have a boating accident and the dog pulls him from the lake; they encounter a pack of wild dogs and the dog slays them, but is gravely wounded.

Then they run head-long into a grumpy old neighbor (John Schuck), who is convinced Drum has been killing his sheep. Like Dorothy’s Toto, Drum is hauled away to be executed, but Charlie’s dad (Ron Perlman) hires gilded tongue attorney George Graham Vest (Scott Bakula) to defend the canine before a jury and a judge.