Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009) Poster


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Hachi is portrayed by three dogs, Chico, Layla, and Forrest
To age Hachi, in addition to using makeup to dull the colors of his coat, tiny weights were used to make his ears and tail droop.
Hachi is a Japanese Akita/Akita Ainu from the mountainous northern regions of Japan.
When Parker searches information about Akita on Internet, he pumps into a picture of Ueno and Hachiko from 1924.
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.
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.
This movie reunites Richard Gere and Jason Alexander for the first time since "Pretty Woman."
According to the movie's closing cards the real Haichko died in March 1934. The earlier movie, Hachiko Monogatari, and other sources state that he died in March 1935 (9 years and 9 months after Professor Ueno's death).
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The baseball game that Parker watches with Hachi is Game 6 of the 1996 World Series, which the New York Yankees beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 to win their 22nd World Series championship.


The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

Hachi is based on Hachiko, the Japanese dog that waited for his dead master to return for nine years.

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