NNDB
This is a beta version of NNDB
Search: for
Hachiko: A Dog's Story (13-Jun-2009)

Director: Lasse Hallstrom

Writer: Stephen P. Lindsey

Keywords: Drama, Dog

An American college professor maintains a lengthy and unique bond with a Japanese dog rescued from a train station.

ABSTRACT
Remake of Hachiko monogatari (1987). Inspired by the true story of Hachiko, a Japanese Akita dog noted for his loyalty to his owner even after said owner's death, Hachiko: A Dog's Story follows New England professor Parker Wilson and his unlikely connection to an abandoned Japanese dog after saving him from a train station. Initially intending to put the dog up for adoption, Parker takes him in as his own after forming an unexpectedly strong bond with the endearing pet, one that sees the dog -- named Hachiko, after a symbol translating to "Hachi" found on his collar -- waiting for Parker at his train station every day for ten years following his unexpected death from a massive heart attack.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jason Alexander
Actor
23-Sep-1959   George Costanza on Seinfeld
Joan Allen
Actor
20-Aug-1956   Mother in Pleasantville
Richard Gere
Actor
31-Aug-1949   American Gigolo
Sarah Roemer
Actor
28-Aug-1984   Disturbia
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Actor
27-Sep-1950   Mortal Kombat

REVIEWS

Have you seen this film? We would love to see your review.
Submit your review for this film


Do you know something we don't?
Submit a correction or make a comment about this profile



Copyright ©2014 Soylent Communications

NNDB MAPPER


Ozzy vs Slayer


Requires Flash 7+ and Javascript.

Bibliographies

NNDB has added thousands of bibliographies for people, organizations, schools, and general topics, listing more than 50,000 books and 120,000 other kinds of references. They may be accessed by the "Bibliography" tab at the top of most pages, or via the "Related Topics" box in the sidebar. Please feel free to suggest books that might be critical omissions.