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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.

Director:

Dale Rosenbloom

Writers:

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (book), Dale Rosenbloom (screenplay)
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Cast overview:
Scott Wilson ... Judd Travers
Blake Heron ... Marty Preston
Bonnie Bartlett ... Mrs. Wallace
Rod Steiger ... Doc Wallace
J. Madison Wright J. Madison Wright ... Sam
Ann Dowd ... Louise Preston
Michael Moriarty ... Ray Preston
Shira Roth Shira Roth ... Dara Lynn
Tori Wright Tori Wright ... Becky
Montrose Hagins ... Mrs. McCallister
Rachel Winfree ... Sue
Amzie Strickland ... Mrs. Young
Frannie The Dog Frannie The Dog ... Shiloh (as Frannie)
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Storyline

An abused beagle runs away from his owner Judd Travers. 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.

Genres:

Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

As of August 2020, 4 of the main actors/actresses in this movie have passed away: Scott Wilson (Judd), Blake Heron (Marty), J. Madison Wright (Sam) and Rod Steiger (Doc Wallace) See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Marty Preston: Wait, Judd, wait. All I had was your word. Ain't that worth something to you?
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Crazy Credits

The film's title logo appears after closing credits. When it appears, Shiloh can be heard barking See more »

Connections

Followed by Saving Shiloh (2006) See more »

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Are There Angels?
Written by Dale Narins and Michele Brourman
Performed by Sheena Easton
Produced by Joel Goldsmith and Rick Chadock
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Cute movie for most children...
15 April 1999 | by OP_PimientoSee all my reviews

I think that this is just the cutest little movie! It is about the special relationship between a boy and a stray puppy that he finds, the little floppy ears are the most irresistible thing in the world.

This movie was well done, especially with the casting. Michael Moriarty (Bang the Drum Slowly and Law & Order) plays a believable discipline-oriented father. He turns out to be the character that you both love and hate.

I saw this with my two nieces (4 and 6 years old) and we all cheered. I might warn though that there are some scenes which imply abuse of animals, so be sure to watch this movie with your children.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shiloh See more »

Filming Locations:

Topanga, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$115,710, 27 April 1997

Gross USA:

$1,007,822

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,007,822
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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