Hachi: A Dog’s Tale is a heartwarning film based on a true story of an abandoned dog and a college professor who adopts him and the bond they build over time. It is a story of Hachi’s extraordinary devotion and unconditional love for his owner.
Film is based on one of the most treasured stories ever told. Golden Globe winner Richard Gere (2002, Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, Chicago) and Academy Award nominee Joan Allen (2000, Best Actress, The Contender) star in this inspiring true story.
In case you missed it, the movie streams on Amazon Prime, Netflix and other sites for a rental fee. You can also find it on YouTube.
The Paperback Book can be found HERE or with other providers.
Background to Hachi Tale
- In the early 1900’s in Japan, Professor Hidesaburo Ueno would walk to the train station every day with his Akita, Hachi. Every evening, when the train pulled in, Hachi was there waiting for him.
- One day, Ueno did not return. He died while in Tokyo.
- As the legend goes, Hachi waited for Ueno at the train station every day for almost 10 years, until the day Hachi himself died.
- To this day, Hachi is famed for his loyalty and love.
- In Japan, statues of Hachi depict him faithfully waiting his owner’s return.