Watch Saving Shiloh
- 1 hr 30 min
Saving Shiloh is based on the third book of the Shiloh trilogy written by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. As such, it is also the third and last film in the trilogy, following the events of Shiloh and Shiloh Season. Naylor got her inspiration for the three books from the true story of a dog found under the Historic Shiloh Bridge in Tyler county, West Virginia. The film follows Shiloh, a beagle, and his owner, Marty. In the beginning of the film, Marty explains the events of the first two movies, how he fell in love with Shiloh, and had to rescue him from an man who treated Shiloh as a number instead of a living creature. After witnessing Judd abuse Shiloh, Marty does everything in his power to save Shiloh, from trying to bargain with Judd for ownership to hiding Shiloh behind his house. The events of the third film take place just weeks after the second, when Judd was the victim of a car accident. Judd shows up to Marty's house to thank them for their help after his accident. Not long after these events, Marty hears from friends at school that Judd has been accused of murder after a drunken bar fight. Marty goes to Judd's house to help him around the house, believing he is innocent. Throughout the film, the focus becomes less on Shiloh and more about the relationship between Marty and Judd. After saving Shiloh, Marty must now save Judd from the man he's become, and help him recover his good nature. Because of the shift in story from the first to the last book, Saving Shiloh often has a very different set of fans from the first, as well as different reviews from critics. The first book was geared more towards children and animal lovers, whereas the third book deals with themes that are more accessible to an older audience.