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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

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 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Csavargó kutya 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Doc Wallace is an amalgamation of two characters from the book this movie is based on: Mr. Wallace, who runs a store with his wife, and Doc Murphy, who heals Shiloh after he's attacked by a German Shepherd. 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 »

Quotes

Marty Preston: But, Doc, you don't know what I've been through.
Doc Wallace: You feel like the whole world's against you, huh? See that picture up there? That's Sam's parents. There's Eddie the father, Claira the mother, and that little ittie bittie thing, that's Sam.
Marty Preston: [Looking at the picture] I never seen a picture of them.
Doc Wallace: Claira was my princess.
Marty Preston: [Turns back to Doc, listening carefully]
Doc Wallace: We were babysitting Sam the uh night of the accident. And I'll never forget Social Services.
[Takes off his glasses]
Doc Wallace: Oh, yes, they jumped ...
[...]
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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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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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Evergreen film, well directed with engaging performances
15 November 2000 | by sojournSee all my reviews

Heartwarming story with real values for family viewing. Well written script is faithful to the Phyllis Reynolds Naylor bestseller which won the Newbery Award. Scott Wilson excels as Jud Travers bringing a palpable menace to the character while at the same time making him a fully believable human being with his own back story. Blake Heron shines as the boy who falls in love with the dog and fights to keep him. An engaging performance from a young man with promise. Rod Steiger adds distinction to the film and emotional weight in his portrayal of the kindly store owner. Anne Dowd is the perfect Mom, gently chiding and always loving. Michael Moriarty lays down the law as the father with a sense of humor and engagement with his children. Dale Rosenbloom wrote the screenplay and directed the film with a finely tuned sense of the heartbeat of the story. A film that will be evergreen for the generations.


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