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Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)

G | | Drama, Family | 12 March 2010 (UK)
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A college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.



(screenplay), (motion picture "Hachiko monogatari")
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In Bedridge, Professor Parker Wilson finds an abandoned dog at the train station and takes it home with the intention of returning the animal to its owner. He finds that the dog is an Akita and names it Hachiko. However, nobody claims the dog so his family decides to keep Hachi. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A true story of faith, devotion and undying love.


Drama | Family


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Release Date:

12 March 2010 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Hachi: A Dog's Tale  »

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Box Office


$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£442,753 (UK) (12 March 2010)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


On May 19, 2012 bronze statue of Japanese dog Hachiko was unveiled at the train depot at Woonsocket Depot Square where Hachi: A Dog's Tale was filmed. This is an exact replica of the bronze statue of Hachiko which resides in front of Shibuya Station in Japan. See more »


(at around 32 mins) A girl dressed in light color coat and jeans with a black handbag walks toward Mary's bookstore. In the next shot the next she has just opened the gate of the station and walked out, then she walks down the road again before Hachi welcomes Parker. See more »


[first lines]
Heather: So even if Columbus got lost and wasn't the first to discover America, he's still my hero. He was really brave to sail in such a tiny ship over a really big ocean. And because of him, we get Columbus Day off of school.
Teacher: Thank you Heather. Uh, Ronnie? Tell us about your hero.
Ronnie - 11 years: [writes HACHIKO on the blackboard] Hachiko was my grandfather Wilson's dog. Everyone called Hachi a mystery dog because they never really knew where he came from. Maybe Hachi escaped from a dog pound. Or maybe he...
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Extremely Emotional
2 February 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Well what can i say. I'm a guy i don't cry about movies i know its fake but i gotta say this one caught me by surprise even tho id watched the trailer and read a few reviews already. by the end of the movie i was in tears absolutely broken down crying my eyes out. and saying that i probably haven't shed a tear in about 8 years for anything but i love dogs and this is the most amazing story I've ever seen this is probably the best movie I've seen in about 10 years and i have seen almost everything.

as u can prob tell i would advise everyone to see this and stop and think for a moment if we all cared for each other like we know we should like this movie teaches us wouldn't the world be a better place?

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