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Writers (WGA):
Stephen P. Lindsey (screenplay)
Kaneto Shindô (motion picture "Hachiko monogatari")
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Release Date:
8 August 2009 (Japan) See more »
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A true story of faith, devotion and undying love.
Plot:
A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Richard Gere ... Parker Wilson

Joan Allen ... Cate Wilson

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Ken

Sarah Roemer ... Andy

Jason Alexander ... Carl

Erick Avari ... Jasjeet

Davenia McFadden ... Mary Anne

Robbie Sublett ... Michael (as Robbie Collier Sublett)
Kevin DeCoste ... Ronnie - 11 years
Rob Degnan ... Teddy Barnes (as Robert Degnan)
Tora Hallstrom ... Heather (as Tora Hallström)
Donna Sorbello ... Myra
Frank S. Aronson ... Milton - The Butcher (as Frank Aronson)

Troy Doherty ... Sal
Ian Sherman ... Student Pianist
Timothy Crowe ... Evan Lock
Denece Ryland ... Miss Latham
Blake Friedman ... Student

Bates Wilder ... Harry Pinow
Daniel Kirby ... Commuter
Gloria Crist ... Commuter #2
Rich Tretheway ... Mover
Thomas Tynell ... Man (as Tom Tynell)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luke Allard ... Student (uncredited)
Raymond Alongi ... Train Station Commuter (uncredited)
Kira Arnold ... Student (uncredited)
Ellen Becker-Gray ... Town Resident / Train Commuter (uncredited)

David Boston ... Man Passing on the Sidewalk (uncredited)
Gail Bruno ... Local Resident / Commuter (uncredited)

Robert Capron ... Student (uncredited)

Oscar J. Castillo ... Train Station Commuter (uncredited)
Desiree April Connolly ... Train Commuter (uncredited)
D.W. Cormier ... Commuter (uncredited)
Ryan Cultrera ... Student (uncredited)

Becki Dennis ... Student (uncredited)
Max Derderian ... Student (uncredited)
Vincent J. Earnshaw ... Train Station Commuter (uncredited)
Shane Farrell ... Dancer / Student (voice) (uncredited)

John Franchi ... Commuter (uncredited)
Elizabeth Freeman ... Student (uncredited)
Russell Gibson ... Parkers Barber (uncredited)

Albert Gornie ... Commuter (uncredited)
Patrick Mel Hayes ... Commuter / Businessman (uncredited)
Steven Howitt ... Theater Goer (uncredited)
Michael Kelly ... Commuter (uncredited)
Mary Koomjian ... Train Passenger (uncredited)
Adam Masnyk ... Awkward Reacting Boy (uncredited)

Martin Montana ... Train Station Commuter (uncredited)
Morgan O'Brien ... Train Commuter (uncredited)
Edward L. Papazian ... Air Line Baggage Handler (uncredited)

Americo Presciutti ... Train Station Passenger (uncredited)
Donna Glee Reim ... Grandmother to the Bride (uncredited)

Gary Roscoe ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
Eric Ryan ... Train Commuter (uncredited)
Ben Skinner ... Funeral Attendee / Student (uncredited)

Rich Skinner ... Train Commuter (uncredited)

Roy Souza ... Commuter #2 (uncredited)

Donald Warnock ... Senior Train Conductor (uncredited)
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Directed by
Lasse Hallström 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Stephen P. Lindsey (screenplay)

Kaneto Shindô (motion picture "Hachiko monogatari")

Produced by
Jeff Abberley .... executive producer
Julia Blackman .... executive producer
Julie Chrystyn .... associate producer
Roxanna Farzaneh .... associate producer
Samuel H. Frankel .... co-executive producer (as Sam Frankel)
Richard Gere .... producer
Warren T. Goz .... executive producer
Bill Johnson .... producer
Paul A. Levin .... associate producer
Tom Luse .... co-executive producer
Paul Mason .... executive producer
Stewart McMichael .... executive producer
Dwight Opperman .... associate producer
Dean Schnider .... co-producer
Jim Seibel .... executive producer
Shin Torisawa .... producer: Japan
Michael Viner .... associate producer
Vicki Shigekuni Wong .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jan A.P. Kaczmarek 
 
Cinematography by
Ron Fortunato (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Kristina Boden 
 
Casting by
Rick Montgomery 
 
Production Design by
Chad Detwiller 
 
Art Direction by
Jordan Jacobs 
 
Set Decoration by
Gretchen Schlottman 
 
Costume Design by
Deborah Newhall 
 
Makeup Department
LuAnn Claps .... makeup department head
LuAnn Claps .... personal makeup artist: Richard Gere
Cheryl Daniels .... second hair stylist
Nichole Pleau .... key makeup artist (as Nikki Pleau)
Lyndell Quiyou .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Stephanie Accetta .... unit production manager (as Stephanie M. Accetta)
Ann Gray .... post-production supervisor
Satoru Kanazawa .... production manager: Japan
Yuzo Nomura .... production manager: Japan
Robert Ortiz .... unit production manager (as Robert V. Ortiz)
Rumi Takemata .... production manager: Japan
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cara Giallanza .... first assistant director (as Cara L. Giallanza)
Stephen E. Hagen .... second assistant director
Naoki Kusumoto .... assistant director: Japan
Tom Luse .... second unit director: Japan
Elizabeth MacSwan .... second assistant director
Phil Robinson .... second assistant director
John Tagamolila .... second assistant director: summer unit (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Mike Araujo .... carpenter
Joe Barry .... set dresser
Paula Bird .... scenic artist
Brian Buckley .... set dresser foreman
Aimee Butterfield .... set dresser
Jason Case .... leadman
Jessica Case .... set dresser
Melissa Cooperman .... buyer
Jaima Fogg .... assistant property master
Zack Gorman .... set dresser
George Hachmeister .... prop maker
David Haller .... prop maker
Tobias Haller .... assistant greens
Tim Jackson .... general foreman
Eric Jerman .... lead greens
James R. LaFazia .... carpenter
Chad Littlefield .... scenic artist
Lance Littlefield .... scenic artist
Jenny E. McCracken .... foreman (as Jenny McCracken)
Gabor Medveczky .... assistant greens
Alcinio Melim .... carpenter (as Alcinino Melim)
Dudley Merritt .... prop maker
Amy Morrison .... buyer
John F. O'Neil .... set dresser (as John O'Neil)
Tim Payson .... property master
Paul Peabody .... construction coordinator
Scott T. Pina .... welding gangboss
Edward Rezendes .... scenic artist
David C. Romano .... set dresser (as David Romero)
John Ryder .... set dresser
Anthony Sanini .... scenic artist
Jeffrey Schneider .... set dresser foreman
Meaghan E. Stone .... lead greens
Haven Storey .... foreman (as Haven H. Storey)
Jose Tran .... scenic artist
Cammeron Truesdale .... scenic artist (as Cameron Truesdale)
Wilfredo Usuga .... carpenter
Bill Wieters .... charge scenic (as William P. Wieters)
Peter Wilcox .... construction coordinator
Jeremy Woodward .... set designer
Doug Cluff .... charge painter (uncredited)
Mimi Coleman .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Stefan Couture .... props intern (uncredited)
Elizabeth Fisher .... additional props (uncredited)
Elizabeth Freeman .... art department intern (uncredited)
Jason Mayoh .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Katrina Parsons .... set dresser (uncredited)
Jeremy M. Pereira .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Sam Stone .... art department assistant (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ryan Baker .... sound utility (as William Ryan Baker)
Gioia Birkett-Foa .... boom operator
Roberto Cappannelli .... sound re-recording mixer
Rachel Chancey .... foley supervisor
Robert Fernandez .... sound re-recording mixer
Dror Gescheit .... sound re-recordist
Anton Gold .... sound mixer
Matthew Haasch .... foley editor (as Matt Haasch)
Sylvia Menno .... dialogue editor
Dave Paterson .... sound re-recording mixer
Dave Paterson .... supervising sound editor
Mary Ellen Porto .... adr editor
Mary Ellen Porto .... dialogue editor
Derek Casari .... adr engineer (uncredited)
Ryan Collison .... foley engineer (uncredited)
Kevin Jette .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Kevin S. Parker .... utility sound (uncredited)
Jay Peck .... foley artist (uncredited)
Damian Volpe .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Alfredo Cairo .... special effects (as Alfred Cairo)
John Ruggieri .... special effects coordinator
Ralph Wilber III .... special effects
John A. McGrath .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
Adam Taylor .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Joan Demskey .... lead roto artist: & Company (as Joan Demsky)
Chris Gelles .... visual effects executive producer: & Company
David Isyomin .... visual effects supervisor: & Company
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lee Ayrton .... lighting technician
Alison Barton .... best boy grip
Joseph Battista .... grip
Robert Beinhocker .... rigging electrician (as Bob Beinhocker)
Andrew Bell .... key rigging grip
Woody Bell .... additional grip
Jason Bowen .... generator operator
Peter Boynton .... rigging gaffer
Evans Brown .... best boy electrician
Robert Bullard .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Rob Bullard)
Tony Campenni .... dolly grip
Lon Caracappa .... best boy rigging electrician
Robert Clark .... best boy electrician
Nathan Coscia .... rigging grip (as Nate Coscia)
Geoff Dann .... electrician
John W. DeBlau .... gaffer (as John DeBlau)
Michael DiIeso .... key rigging grip
Tim Dunbar .... rigging electrician
Dru Dunnaway .... electrician
Eric Engler .... grip
Brant S. Fagan .... additional steadicam operator
Jamie Fitzpatrick .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
William L. Flanagan .... grip (as Bill Flanagan)
Claire Folger .... still photographer
Jun Fukumoto .... director of photography: Japan
Craig Gleason .... electrician
Eric Goddard .... grip
Jesse Goldberg .... electrician (as Jessie Goldberg)
Michael Handley .... electrician (as Mike Hadley)
Masami Hayashi .... digital imaging technician: Japan
Takahisa Hirowatari .... camera department: Japan
Christian J. Hollyer .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Christian Hollyer)
Tokujû Ichikawa .... chief lighting technician: Japan (as Tokuju Ichikawa)
Kôji Iwakiri .... lighting department: Japan (as Koji Iwarkiri)
Bernard C. Karol .... electrician (as Bernie Karol)
Takanori Kashihara .... lighting department: Japan
Brendan Keefe .... best boy rigging electrician
Robert Kelly .... grip
Jeff King .... grip
Jeffrey King .... dolly grip
Sinya Kocho .... camera department: Japan
Eric Komar .... dolly grip
Tomoshi Kosaco .... lighting department: Japan
Ed Lalli .... electrician
David Larue .... key grip
Bill LeClair .... best boy rigging grip
Abby Levine .... digital imaging technician
John Levy .... video operator
Gerry Lowry .... key grip
Bruce MacCallum .... camera operator: "a" camera
Barry Minnerly .... digital imaging technician
Gentaro Misawa .... grip: Japan
James R. Mitchell .... rigging electrician (as Jim Mitchell)
Kyle D. Moore .... grip
Phil Nason .... electrician (as Philip Nason)
Mamie Nogita .... camera department: Japan
Neil Noonan .... grip
Tim Norman .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Takahide Ookubo .... camera department: Japan
Michael Peterson .... electrician (as Mike Peterson)
Brian A. Pitts .... rigging gaffer (as Brian Pitts)
Chris Popoloski .... rigging grip
Patrick Quinn .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Paul Raymond .... vtr
Takao Shimizu .... grip: Japan
Wayne Simpson .... generator operator
Francis Spieldenner .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Frances Spieldenner)
Francis Spieldenner .... steadicam operator (as Frances Spieldenner)
Jon Stephenson .... grip (as John Stephenson)
Timothy M. Sweeney .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Tim Sweeney)
Jeff Tanger .... rigging grip
Christopher T Vilardi .... rigging electrician (as Christopher Vilardi)
Warren A. Weberg .... best boy grip (as Warren Weberg)
Frans Wetterings III .... gaffer (as Frans Wetterrings)
Adam D. Bouchard .... electrician (uncredited)
Dave Cambria .... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
David Christopher .... electrician (uncredited)
Josh Friz .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Peter Hand .... grip (uncredited)
Amanda Hannan .... grip (uncredited)
Dan Hutchinson .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Mark Killian .... additional second assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Michael Kowalczyk .... additional second assistant camera (uncredited)
Zach Lazar .... grip (uncredited)
Georgia Pantazopoulos .... grip (uncredited)
Aaron Tyburski .... additional electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
André Gadbois .... extras casting assistant (as Andre Gadbois)
Deb Green .... extras casting assistant (as Deb Greene)
Jason James .... casting associate
Anne Mulhall .... extras casting: Rhode Island
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tommy Boyer .... costumer: Mr. Gere
Hillary Derby .... key costumer
Sheila Grover .... costume supervisor
Alyson MacInnis .... costumer: Joan Allen
Janna Pederson .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
Molle DeBartolo .... digital intermediate coordinator
Mitchell Ferm .... digital intermediate producer
Joe Gawler .... digital intermediate colorist
Duck Grossberg .... digital intermediate data manager
Victoria Lang .... first assistant editor
Jack Lewars .... digital intermediate assistant colorist
Chris MacKenzie .... digital intermediate editor
Jacob Robinson .... digital intermediate assistant colorist
Gilbert Carreras .... color timer (uncredited)
John Potter .... video mastering (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Lukasz Borowicz .... conductor
Liz Gallacher .... music supervisor
Jan A.P. Kaczmarek .... orchestrator
Jan A.P. Kaczmarek .... score producer
Bogna Kowalska .... orchestra contractor
Dylan Maulucci .... orchestrator
Leszek Mozdzer .... musician: piano
Narodowa Orkiestra Symfoniczna Polskiego Radia w Katowicach .... musicians (as The Polish Radio Orchestra)
Rafal Paczkowski .... music scoring mixer
Sally Swisher .... music editor
Marek Szpakiewicz .... musician: cello
Marek Szpakiewicz .... orchestrator
Piotr Tatarski .... assistant to composer
 
Transportation Department
John Canavan .... transportation co-captain
Toru Honda .... transportation: Japan (as Tohru Honda)
Taichi Iwasaki .... transportation: Japan
Scott Mundy .... driver
Hideki Nakamura .... transportation: Japan
Haremi Nishimura .... transportation: Japan
Eugene O'Neill .... transportation captain (as Gene O'Neill)
Stephen Silva .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
David Allsberry .... animal trainer
Ron Augustus Jr. .... location assistant
Greg Bator .... production assistant
Evan Beier .... office production assistant
James Berkery .... key production assistant
Stacey Bishop .... locations coordinator
Lisa Burrascano .... production assistant
Teresa Conners .... unit publicist: RI
Albert Conti .... stand-in: Mr. Gere (as Al Conti)
Angela Cutrone .... production assistant
Kate Dalton .... adr loop artist
Joe Deingenis .... assistant craft service (as Joseph P. Deingenis)
Gleanna Doyle .... puppy trainer
Jane Finn-Foley .... production secretary
Mike Fitzgerald .... production assistant (as Michael Fitzgerald)
Jeff Gage .... payroll accountant
Xina Giatas .... production assistant
Marci Graber .... second assistant accountant
Abigail Hahn .... production assistant
Mark Harden .... animal trainer
Mariah Breitel Hembree .... post script services (as Mariah Breitel)
Tom Howes .... assistant production coordinator
Shoei Itaba .... technical advisor: Japan
Yusho Itaba .... technical advisor: Japan
Sondra James .... loop group coordinator
Judi Jeroslow .... first assistant accountant
Joanna Johnson .... legal and business affairs: Scion Films
Tracy Kelly .... animal trainer
Zachariah King .... production secretary
Karen Klose .... assistant: Mr. Gere
Junko Kusunoki .... coordinator: Japan
Patrick Mahoney .... craft service (as Pat Mahoney)
Travis Mann .... legal services
Jack McCullough .... medic
Ryan McPeake .... set medic
Rebecca Merle .... assistant: Lasse Hallstrom and Richard Gere
Alan Moss .... legal and business affairs: Scion Films
Boone Narr .... animal coordinator
Brian Papworth .... key production assistant
Pam Plummer .... assistant: Ms. Allen (as Pamela Plummer)
Molly Randall .... office production assistant
Beverley Reid .... assistant: Mr. Allerbey and Mrs. Blackman, Scion Films
Jillian Roache .... locations assistant
Jo Rogers .... head of creative affairs: Scion Films
Tiffany Romero .... accounting clerk
Gina Rotondo .... production coordinator (as Gina Ciano)
Michihiro Sasaki .... data wrangler: Japan
Joanne Sennitt .... head of group finance: Scion Films
Amy Smolev .... production accountant
Robin Squibb .... script supervisor
Philip J. Strina .... post-production legal services: Inferno
Jun Takahashi .... location manager: Japan
Colin Walsh .... location manager
Eoin Walsh .... assistant location manager
Stephanie Wescott .... first assistant accountant
John West .... location assistant
Sean F. Barth .... product placement (uncredited)
Daryl Blonder .... production assistant (uncredited)
Roger Dillingham Jr. .... set medic (uncredited)
Rikky Fishbein .... production assistant (uncredited)
Elizabeth Fisher .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jessica Hansen .... stand-in (uncredited)
Lindsay Medeiros .... payroll clerk (uncredited)
Matthew Merola .... production assistant (uncredited)
Christie Moreau .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Kimberly Murphy .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Adam O'Brien .... location assistant (uncredited)
Sean Oliver .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Nancy A. Pavia .... production assistant (uncredited)
Michael Perilstein .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Catherine Pierce .... stand-in (uncredited)
Lisa Rothe .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Skip Shea .... stand-in (uncredited)
Bill Timoney .... adr voice group (uncredited)
Caspar von Winterfeldt .... production financing (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Steven Feinberg .... grateful acknowledgment
Caspar von Winterfeldt .... grateful acknowledgment
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hachiko: A Dog's Story" - Singapore (English title) (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
93 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
Parker uses Netscape 3.0 on Mac OS (classic) to browse the Internet on October 26, 1996 (the date of baseball 1996 World Series, Game 6). This is historically correct: the browser was released on August 19, 1996. The websites he visits appear to be large static images, which contain the whole page pre-rendered separately.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: The commuter train that Parker rides is equipment (locomotive and cars) of the Providence and Worcester Railroad. However, the Providence and Worcester does not operate regularly scheduled passenger trains and did not at the time the movie was being made.See more »
Quotes:
[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 jumped out of somebody's car some place far away, like Florida or New Jersey. But no matter how, Hachi was lost.
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230 out of 251 people found the following review useful.
Be sure to take tissues!, 16 August 2009
Author: lectrolux from Tokyo, Japan

Well, I just came back from seeing this in Shinjuku earlier and I can honestly say that I have NEVER seen so many people crying at the end of a movie.... it really is a sad story.

However, it's also a heartwarming tale of loyalty, about how people and dogs are more than just friends and, I guess most of all, about how a dog's love for its master never fades - even after his/her death!

Richard Gere was fantastic in this movie, he bonded really well with the dog and it never felt like watching an actor at all - it genuinely seemed to be a movie with his own dog!

I highly recommend this to people of all ages. There are enough bits to laugh at (seeing Richard Gere teaching his dog to play 'fetch' was brilliant!) and the story is portrayed really well (even if there were some changes made to the original Japanese tale)

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