Hachiko: A Dog's Story

A true story of faith, devotion and undying love.


Hachiko: A Dog's Story
This is an American remake of a Japanese film, itself based on a true story from around 80 years ago. A university professor adopts a young puppy, which grows to a devoted pet under his care. It walks with him to the station every morning, and goes to meet him again in the afternoon. One day, the professor fails to return, but the dog waits patiently for him. As the days turn into years, the dog's fame grows. When he eventually dies, still awaiting his master, the townspeople erect a statue in his honour. Although the film has enjoyed a cinematic release in some markets, it went straight to DVD in the USA.

90 minutes.
Parental Guidance.
Animals, Drama, Family.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Richard Gere, Sarah Roemer, Joan Allen, Erick Avari, Cary-Horoyuki Tagawa, Jason Alexander
Director
Lasse Hallström
ScreenplayStephen P. Lindsay, from the Japanese screenplay by Kaneto Shindô
MusicJan A.P. Kaczmarek
CinematographyRon Fortunato
EditingKristina Boden
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2009
Produced byInferno Production, Grand Army Entertainment, Opperman VIner Chrystyn Entertainment, Scion Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNOne
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsSad but heart-warming story. Parental guidance strongly advised.
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Diane de Beer quote iconTake those hankies
10
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote iconHou die snesies maar byderhand ...
15
Cape Times
10

What the People say

Internet
6077 Netizens quote iconBe sure to take tissues!
16

Average .. 64%

13

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