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Shiloh (1996)

PG | | Drama, Family | 25 April 1997 (USA)
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Marty Preston, a small-town Southern boy, must rescue a young beagle from abusive owner and recluse Judd Travers.

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Amzie Strickland ...
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An abused beagle runs away from his owner. On the road, he meets young Marty Preston and follows him home. The boy immediately forms a bond with the dog and names him Shiloh. His stern father won't let him keep the dog because it belongs to Judd Travers, a local hunter. After Shiloh is mistreated again, he runs away and returns to Marty. Knowing his father will once again make him bring Shiloh back to Judd, he makes a home for the dog in an old shed up the hill from the Prestons' house and hides him from his family. His secret is soon discovered when a stray attacks the dog one night and he must turn to his father for help. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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The story of a boy who risks everything to save his best friend.

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Rated PG for mild violence | See all certifications »

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$115,710 (USA) (25 April 1997)

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$1,002,175 (USA) (11 July 1997)
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The movie and book were based on events that happened in Friendly, WV. See more »

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When Marty's mom asks him to change his dirty shirt, he gives his mom the dirty one and takes the clean one twice in successive shots. See more »

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Judd Travers: [to Marty] I told you, the deal's off.
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Crazy Credits

The beautiful Beagle who played 'Shiloh' , was listed in the credits as "Frannie the Dog". Turns out 'Shiloh' was a she. Either way , she did a great "acting" job. See more »

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Written by Dale Narins and Michele Brourman
Performed by Sheena Easton
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Very good film- important story
15 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

kids who say this is a corny film may want to watch it when they get older- they will appreciate seeing the good side of human nature which is only brought out by a dog.(Hint: when you are an adult, kids, you will not will not be in such a hurry to grow up and be cynical).

Shiloh is a beagle who was abused, and adopted by a boy who gives him a good life. The father is portrayed by Michael Moriarty; the veterinarian is empathic, as played by Rod Steiger.

Please watch this film. It is great for younger kids- but also for adults who need a lift. The film was very highly rated by Siskel and Ebert, who also highly recommended it. 9/10


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