Saving Shiloh

Synopsis: Marty Preston and Judd Travers must join together to clear the latter's name after he is accused of killing a man he once fought in a bar.
Genre: Drama, Family
Director(s): Sandy Tung
Production: Warner Bros.
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

It's been a year since Shiloh

came to live with me and my family.

He used to belong to Judd Travers.

Judd treated him so bad...

... that Shiloh had marks all over

his body when I found him.

I used to think that Judd was gonna come

in the middle of the night and take Shiloh.

But things changed

after Judd's truck accident.

He even pet Shiloh for the first time.

Okay, darlings. Dinner's waiting.

Come on, Becky.

Strange thing about this world, though.

Just when you start to feel safe...

... something that you never imagined

can take you by surprise.

- Mommy, I want a bicycle.

- We can't afford one right now, Becky.

Maybe Santa will bring

you one for Christmas.

- Really?

- Sure.

- But that's still six months away.

- I can wait.

- There's no such thing as Santa Claus.

- There is too.

No, there ain't.

Ma, is Santa Claus real?

Well, must be someone

bringing all those toys.

I'll get it.

Hi, Judd.

Marty. Brought something

for your ma to cook up.

Sort of a thank you

for helping a neighbor out.

Mom. Mom, Judd's here.

And he brought you a present.

- A present? What is it?

- It's something good to eat.

Well, that's so nice of you, Judd.

Would you like to come in,

have a cup of coffee?

I reckon it ain't the right thing to do

without Ray being here.

- I think it'd be all right.

- Well, I'm fine right here.

All right, then.

- How you feeling?

- My leg's healing up right nicely.

Still have to shoot from my porch.

What is it?

It's a couple of squirrels.

They already bled.

Maybe Marty and Ray

can skin them later on.

- I touched a dead squirrel? Oh, my God.

- Dara Lynn.

I been eating them my whole life.

They bake a right tasty stew.

- I think I'm gonna throw up.

- Dara Lynn.

- You're the meanest man!

- Now, Becky.

- He is. He shot some pretty little squirrels.

- That's enough. Upstairs, both of you.

- But, Mom...

- Right now.

I'm sorry, Judd.

I don't know what's wrong

with squirrels.

- I been eating them my whole life.

- There's nothing wrong with them.

And I appreciate your thinking of us.

- The girls are just not used to it, that's all.

- Maybe you should teach them.

You're right, maybe I should.


...I better be moving along.

See you around.

- Bye, now, Judd.

- Bye.

I've never been so embarrassed

in all my life.

Well, at least you never brought

anybody a couple of dead squirrels.

Daddy, Judd is so disgusting.

He's all bruised up and he's so mean.

- Dara Lynn, that's no way to talk.

- You said so yourself, Daddy.

Well, then, I was wrong.

He's a neighbor, and a darn side better one

than he was just a sort time ago.

There's just too much bad talk

around town about Judd.

- Like what?

- Like he got off too easy for drunk driving.

Some people figure if they give him

a hard time, he'll move away.

And then what if he doesn't?

The meaner folks are to him,

the meaner he's liable to be.

Soon as he gets his leg all healed,

he'll be back to his old rotten self.

- Dara Lynn, what did I say?

- Can't we just leave him be?

I think he's changed.


When Doc Wallace passed away

last winter, it was real sad for everybody.

He was a friend and teacher

to our whole town.

I know how my friend Sam must feel,

because Doc felt like my grandfather too.

There we go.

- How's your Grandma doing, Sam?

- Well, she's having a hard time.

I mean, they were married for 47 years.

But she's got the store,

so that keeps her busy.

- What about you?

- I miss him.

- Yeah, so do I.

- I know you do.

He loved you a lot, Marty.

He saved Shiloh's life.

I'll never forget that.

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