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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Parker Wilson
... Cate Wilson
... Ken
... Andy
... Carl
... Jasjeet
Davenia McFadden ... Mary Anne
... Michael (as Robbie Collier Sublett)
Kevin DeCoste ... Ronnie - 11 years
Rob Degnan ... Teddy Barnes (as Robert Degnan)
Tora Hallström ... Heather
Donna Sorbello ... Myra
Frank S. Aronson ... Milton - The Butcher (as Frank Aronson)
... Sal
Ian Sherman ... Student Pianist
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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

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A true story of faith, devotion and undying love.

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Drama | Family

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$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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According to the movie's closing cards the real Hachiko 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). See more »

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When they confront the skunk in the backyard the scene ends with the wrong assumption that skunks spray backwards which is untrue. Skunks will stand on their front paws, arch their backs and spray forwards over their heads. See more »

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[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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References Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog (1961) See more »

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If You've Ever Owned a Dog, Don't Miss This Film About Loyalty Love and Devotion.
19 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

Finally a film without explosions, computer graphics, and violence. A family film with a message. Adults will relate to the story of life-long friendship and loyalty. Children will love the "dog story" A tender story will huge box office potential. The possible "sleeper hit" of the holidays. Pet lovers everywhere will relate to this film and will leave theaters in tears. A weepy, wonderful film about the bond that develops between one man and a dog after a chance meeting at a train station. Bring extra tissues! Based on a true story, this film was shot mostly in Woonsocket, Rhode Island at a historic old train station. Beautifully shot and edited. The film runs less than 2-hours. The film generally adheres to the actual true story of a dog in Japan. The dog became a national treasure and a monument was erected to honor him.


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