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Hachi: A Dog's Tale
Richard Gere and Jason Alexander




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Many people missed out on the charming gem THE HOAX, but this family drama reunites actor Richard Gere and director Lasse Halström. Born out of real-life events, HACHI: A DOG'S TALE (aka HACHIKO: A DOG’S STORY) tells the tale of Hachi, a faithful dog who would walk his owner to and from the train station every day. But when the man unexpectedly dies, Hachi continues his daily routine of waiting for his master at the train station for the next nine years, becoming a fixture in the community.

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Overview

Many people missed out on the charming gem THE HOAX, but this family drama reunites actor Richard Gere and director Lasse Halström. Born out of real-life events, HACHI: A DOG'S TALE (aka HACHIKO: A DOG’S STORY) tells the tale of Hachi, a faithful dog who would walk his owner to and from the train station every day. But when the man unexpectedly dies, Hachi continues his daily routine of waiting for his master at the train station for the next nine years, becoming a fixture in the community.

Main Cast & Crew

Lasse Hallstrom - Director
Richard Gere
Joan Allen
Sarah Roemer
Jason Alexander
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Erick Avari
Tora Hallstrom

 

Details

DVD Format
  • Format: DVD (Widescreen)
  • Run Time: 93
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 043396321403
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: G (MPAA)
  • Release Date: March 2010

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
True Story
Family (General)
Japan
Friendships
Dogs
Pets

 

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Reviews:
"Gere and Allen bring conviction and dignity to their portrayals. Hallstrom does a good job creating a sense of community..." - 06/17/2009 Hollywood Reporter


"[T]his one's a three-hankie gem. Based on a true story..." -- Grade: A- - 03/12/2010 Entertainment Weekly


4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his tear-jerker is all the more effective for underplaying its surefire man-and-dog romance....[Hallstrom] pitches this one perfectly." - 03/12/2010 Empire


"[The film has] an understated, quiet emotion which makes the home stretch all the more affecting." - 05/01/2010 Sight and Sound

 

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