When Shiloh's abusive previous owner, Judd Travers, tries to retake Shiloh again, Ray tries to find a way to end the rivalry and open up the hidden kindness within the town drunk.

Director:

Sandy Tung

Writers:

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (novel), Dale Rosenbloom (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zachary Browne Zachary Browne ... Marty Preston
Scott Wilson ... Judd Travers
Michael Moriarty ... Ray Preston
Ann Dowd ... Louise Preston
Caitlin Wachs ... Dara Lynn Preston
Rachel David ... Becky Preston
Rod Steiger ... Doc Wallace
Marissa Leigh Marissa Leigh ... Samantha
Joe Pichler ... David Howard
Colin MacDonald Colin MacDonald ... Michael
Dawn McMillan ... Miss Talbot
John Short ... Mr. Howard
Bonnie Bartlett ... Mrs. Wallace
Kathleen Rose Kathleen Rose ... Receptionist
Rachel Winfree ... Sue
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Storyline

After young Marty Preston rescued Shiloh from his abusive owner, Judd Travers, he thought his troubles were over. But when Judd starts threatening to take "his" dog back, Marty is afraid of losing the best friend he's ever had. Even after Shiloh's keen senses help save Judd's life, the old man refuses to mend his mean-spirited ways, convincing everyone in town he's just too nasty to change. Now, in a long-short gamble to keep the dog he loves, Marty sets out to prove that just like a mistreated animal, a man filled with hate can be healed by the power of kindness. Written by Anonymous

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Saving his best friend was only the beginning.

Genres:

Drama | Family | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Connections

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I Just Needed A Friend
Performed by Rita Coolidge
Written by Dale Narins and Michele Brourman
Published by Propaganda Music
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A movie for the entire family
7 July 1999 | by bookworm-13See all my reviews

This is one of the few movies made lately which the whole family can attend, without suddenly being shocked. If I had any criticism, it might be that it was almost too 'sweet'.

A very pleasant change from all the special effects around.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Dog's Tale See more »

Filming Locations:

T Canyon, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,765, 27 June 1999

Gross USA:

$58,946

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$58,946
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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