Hachi: A Dog’s Tale

Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009) G
Professor Wilson finds an abandoned dog at the train station one night. No one claims the dog and Wilson keeps him. In doing research, he finds the dog’s bred to be an Akita and names him Hatichko. Hachi, as if knowing this man saved his life, bonds with Wilson and accompanies him to and from the train station every day. One day the professor doesn’t return because he has passed away, but Hachi still waits for him at the station. For the next nine years, the dog’s loyalty never waivers in memory of his friend. He arrives in the morning and waits until late but the professor is not coming back. Based upon a true Japanese story of a loyal dog whose statue sits in the Shibuya train station, this is a beautiful tale of loyalty and kindness.

Starring Richard Gere and Joan Allen.

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