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Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)

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A college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.

Director:

Lasse Hallström

Writers:

Stephen P. Lindsey (screenplay), Kaneto Shindô (motion picture "Hachiko monogatari")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Gere ... Parker Wilson
Joan Allen ... Cate Wilson
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Ken
Sarah Roemer ... Andy
Jason Alexander ... Carl
Erick Avari ... Jasjeet
Davenia McFadden Davenia McFadden ... Mary Anne
Robbie Sublett ... Michael (as Robbie Collier Sublett)
Kevin DeCoste Kevin DeCoste ... Ronnie - 11 years
Rob Degnan Rob Degnan ... Teddy Barnes (as Robert Degnan)
Tora Hallström Tora Hallström ... Heather
Donna Sorbello Donna Sorbello ... Myra
Frank S. Aronson Frank S. Aronson ... Milton - The Butcher (as Frank Aronson)
Troy Doherty ... Sal
Ian Sherman Ian Sherman ... Student Pianist
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Storyline

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 the dog is an Akita and names it Hachiko. Nobody claims the dog, so his family decides to keep Hachi. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A true story of faith, devotion and undying love.

Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

12 March 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Hachi: A Dog's Tale See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£442,753 (United Kingdom), 14 March 2010, Limited Release

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,707,417
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The address label on the dog's cage says that the recipient actually was Stephen Towers, 154 St., Bedridge. See more »

Goofs

When Hachi digs under the fence to follow the professor he is clearly covered in mud as we see him on the other side of the fence, but when we see him on the platform he is clean again. 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...
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unbelievable
3 November 2009 | by cstschnarrSee all my reviews

Saw this movie while traveling in Belarus it brought me to my knees this was a show of the ages and without question a Richard Gere classic and performance of a lifetime this show will be Seen for Years and lifetimes to come I have been back in the U.S. for 2 weeks now and tell everyone about it I think of it many times a day it was yes----that good this is a movie You will never ever forget or get it out of your mind and heart will see it again when it opens in the US in December you may think this is a over statement but when you leave the theater it will be a known fact you will remember this show for ever it was and is a classic forever and a true story to boot...... wow.


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