First, let's clear up the title: Shiloh is a dog. And this is a well-intentioned but lackluster boy and his dog picture, adapted from a popular children's book. Little man Marty (Blake Heron) comes across an adorable pup that's been brutally injured by his disagreeable owner
(Scott Wilson), a hunter and a poacher to boot. The picture boasts an accomplished cast, including Michael Moriarty as a postman and Rod Steiger as a doctor and general store owner, but it's entirely without momentum or suspense. Once we've been introduced to the winning pooch and his scrappy
rescuer-to-be -- a child so earnest and noble he should be nominated for sainthood -- there's no questi...