Item description for Shiloh (DVD and Book) by Blake Heron, Michael Moriarty, Scott Wilson, Bonnie Bartlett, Rod Steiger & Dale Rosenbloom...
When a mistreated beagle pup follows 11-year-old Marty Preston (Blake Heron) home one day, it sparks a passion in the boy that leads him into a web of moral and emotional turmoil. Marty knows the dog belongs to his irascible neighbor, Judd Travers (a spittin' mean performance by Scott Wilson); he also knows Judd breaks local gaming laws and abuses his hounds. But Marty's father (Michael Moriarty) is a stickler for the first rule of pet ownership: he who owns the pet rules the pet. Marty seeks advice from the wise Doc Wallace (Rod Steiger), who tells the boy about his own struggle to claim legal guardianship over his granddaughter following her parents' death. The story inspires Marty to fight for the creature he has come to love. With a believable blend of nerve, conviction, and a hint of fear, Marty works every angle to beg, buy, or (finally) strike a trade with Travers to save Shiloh. While its pace runs a bit slow, the film provides a thoughtful lesson in weighing right and wrong and should appeal to families with children under 12. Based on the Newbery Award-winning book Shiloh, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. --Liane Thomas
Description From the Newbery Award-winning book comes this inspirational story of a boy's love for a dog. Shiloh, an adorable beagle, runs away from his abusive owner and is found by a young boy named Marty. Marty knows that Shiloh belongs to someone else, but is determined to save him from more mistreatment. Against the wishes of the dog's owner and his own father, Marty risks everything to make the dog his own. A story of determination and triumph. "Two thumbs up" from Siskel and Ebert. Co-starring Golden Globe-winner Michael Moriarty (TV's "Law & Order," "Pale Rider"). Followed by the sequel "Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season."
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Actors: Blake Heron, Michael Moriarty, Scott Wilson, Bonnie Bartlett, Rod Steiger
Directors: Dale Rosenbloom
Writers: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Producers: Carl Borack, Mark Yellen, Zane W. Levitt
Cinematographers: Frank Byers
Format: AC-3, Dolby, Dubbed, Full Screen, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English, French
Subtitles: English, French, Korean, Spanish, Taiwanese Chinese
Region Code: 1 (USA & Canada Only)
Audience Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Warner Home Video
Running Time: 93.00 minutes
Record Label Warner Home Video
Format AC-3 / Dolby / Dubbed / Full Screen /
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.5" Width: 7.5" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Binding DVD Video
Publisher WORD INC. (MUSIC) #38
ISBN 0012400378 ISBN13 0012569838253 UPC 012569838253
Availability 0 units.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Shiloh (DVD and Book)?
Great family movie Jan 15, 2007
My mother really enjoyed this movie. It was heart warming and a great movie for the whole family.
a vary good movie Jan 12, 2007
This is one of my top 5 dog movies, this movie delivers action and a vary good story, I suggest you buy this movie you will not regret it.
GOOD FAMILY MOVIE Oct 8, 2006
SHILOH is an entertaining movie the whole family can enjoy. It especially stresses the importance of children taking responsibility for their pets, and the movie also has a warm family relationship. While it's pacing is rather slow, the story of how a young boy rescues a beagle from an abusive owner should keep even the smaller kids involved. The cast does well in their roles: Blake Heron shines as little Marty, determined to provide a good home for the mistreated Shiloh; Scott Wilson is appropriately evil as the dog's abusive owner; Michael Moriarty and Ann Dowd do well as the parents; and Rod Steiger and Bonnie Bartlett are fine as the elderly couple who befriend the young boy. SHILOH is refreshing entertainment for the whole family.
Great kid movie adults will like too Aug 7, 2006
Sure the acting was a bit stiff, and the story too much like an after school special, but the movie was just a cute little thing to watch on a Sunday night at home.
A bad film adaptation of a great book Mar 22, 2006
It really is sad to see Phills Reynold Naylor's great masterpiece about a beagle puppy trampled on like this. This film was not at all faithful to the book. The first difference is that in the book Shiloh had a black spot just behind his left ear about one inch in front of his leg. In the movie, the spot is way over on his back! In the book, Shiloh's tail was a couple inches long. In the movie, it's like a foot!
The classic "this little piggy goes to market" scene has been ommitted, and scene where Shiloh tries to hump the kid's leg was just plain unneccesary. C'mon, this is supposed to be a family movie! Avoid this and read the fantastic book trilogy instead(which I also wrote a comprehensive review for)