Hachi: A Dog's Tale

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A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 8.1/10 (29,488 voted)

Lasse Hallström

Stars: Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

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.

Writers: Stephen P. Lindsey, Kaneto Shindô


Richard Gere

Parker Wilson

Joan Allen

Cate Wilson

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa


Sarah Roemer


Jason Alexander


Erick Avari


Davenia McFadden

Mary Anne

Robbie Sublett


(as Robbie Collier Sublett)

Kevin DeCoste

Ronnie – 11 years

Rob Degnan

Teddy Barnes

(as Robert Degnan)

Tora Hallstrom


(as Tora Hallström)

Donna Sorbello


Frank S. Aronson

Milton – The Butcher

(as Frank Aronson)

Troy Doherty


Ian Sherman

Student Pianist

A true story of faith, devotion and undying love.


Official Website:
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Release Date: 8 August 2009

Filming Locations: Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $16,000,000


Opening Weekend: ¥228,428,764
(9 August 2009)
(349 Screens)

Gross: $45,000,000
(7 August 2010)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


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.


The Wilson's TV remote is an RCA universal DVD available remote that was not available at the time.


[Talking in Japanese]
It's been a year, hasn't it? I wake up sometimes in the middle of the night and think about Parker. He was a good friend. I understand how you feel. Hachi, my friend, Parker is never coming home. But if Hachiko wants to wait, then Hachiko should wait. You want to wait for him, don't you? Have a long life, Hachi.

User Review

Extremely Emotional

Rating: 10/10

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

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?