The Biscuit Eater Poster

Release Date: 1972

DVD Release Date: May 21st, 2002

G|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
When a bird dog trainer (Earl Holliman) receives a dog that he deems unteachable, his young son, Lonnie (Johnny Whitaker), and Lonnie's best friend, Text (George Spell), decide they'd like to have a go, and purchase the dog for themselves. Training him proves to be an arduous process, but the boys persevere, successfully teaching him how to point quail. Eventually, they enter him in the Grand National Field Trials, but trouble arises when the boys realize they're competing against Lonnie's dad.

Cast: Earl Holliman, Johnny Whitaker, George Spell, Lew Ayres, Godfrey Cambridge, Pat Crowley, Beah Richards, Clifton James

Director: Vincent McEveety

Genres: Family, Drama

Keywords: Best friend, Underdog, Touching, Son, Growing up, Competition, Friendship, Mother