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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.

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Drama | Family

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie and book were based on events that happened in Friendly, West Virginia. 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: [about Shiloh] What's his name?
Judd Travers: [irritated] He ain't got a name! I don't name any of my dogs. Dogs 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, that's what I call 'em! When I want 'em I whistle, when I don't I give 'em a kick. Get, Out, Scram, Idgit, those are their names!
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Don't Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
27 June 2011 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

"From the 'Newbery Award'-winning book," proclaims the Warner Bros. synopsis, "Shiloh, an adorable beagle, runs away from his neglectful owner, and is found by young Marty (Blake Heron). Marty knows that Shiloh belongs to someone else, but is determined to save the dog from more neglect. Against the wishes of the dog's owner (Scott Wilson) and his father (Michael Moriarty), Marty risks everything to make the dog his own." Good summation of a great film for young children, based on a classic novel.

If memory serves, there was no incongruously flirty "tomboy" girlfriend in Phyllis Reynolds Naylor's original story; this character was played up to give the film greater appeal, probably. Still, Dale Rosenbloom does well in capturing the essence of the novel, which thoughtfully plays up the issue of animal rights. "Shiloh" and the humans perform well, with Mr. Wilson (as Judd Travers) adept at conveying the villainous owner of Shiloh is actually a wounded man. He has the right to kick Shiloh around, or does he?

******* Shiloh (11/10/96) Dale Rosenbloom ~ Blake Heron, Scott Wilson, Michael Moriarty, Ann Dowd


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