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Shiloh is a movie that only lasted on the big screen for a few weeks before it became a video for home use soon after it was released. There was little fanfare about the movie and many people were not aware of it. But, just because a movie has little publicity does not mean it is poorly done. The movie has been popular with families and animal lovers for the past few years. It is a movie that can be watched over and over again. This is a movie about a boy and his dog. A man in the community originally owns the dogs and treats him poorly. He is actually abusive to him. The owner believes he is justified because he is the owner and the Bible gives him the right to do what he wants with things he owns. The boy is upset over this and wants to rescue the dog. Unfortunately the boy’s father tells him to mind his own business. He says that the owner can do what he likes and they need to stay out of it. There is little profanity in the movie and it seems to be viewed as a Sunday school lesson. In the end the owner of the dog is punished with a simple writing assignment about animal cruelty and the boy gets the dog. At some point in the movie, the young boy rescues the dog and tries to hide him. He wants to keep the owner from finding him. His family is poor and so it is difficult for him to take care of the dog and keep this big secret. But he is able to do it with great success. The dog is a beagle and very enduring. There is a lot of animal cruelty in the movie and those who are bothered by that type of thing might find it offensive. The movie bites off a lot and not everyone is in agreement as to whether it meets it goals. This drama was released in 1997 and several well-known stars are in it. Ann Dowd and Rod Steiger both have large roles. It is 93 minutes long and has a rating that everyone can see it. Most people feel that the animal cruelty was over emphasized and the movie could have gotten the point across without that aspect. Either way, it is popular with children and families who want to see a good clean movie on video.