Hachiko: A Dog’s Story is a drama film based on the true story of the faithful Japanese dog Hachikō. It is a remake of the 1987 Japanese film Hachikō Monogatari. It is directed by Lasse Hallström, written by Stephen P. Lindsey and stars Richard Gere, Joan Allen and Sarah Roemer. It was released on August 8, 2009 in Japan. In the United States, the movie was shown at the Seattle International Film Festival on June 13, 2009. It will be in theatres across the United States on December 18th.


A college professor (Richard Gere) takes in an abandoned dog and they form an unbreakable bond. After the professor dies while away from home, the dog keeps vigil waiting for his master for nearly a decade.



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    E. Hong said,

    I have been a long-time supporter / fan of Mr. R. Gere since his early movies – American Gigallo, An Officer & A Gentleman, ……….. etc. etc. I like dogs and enjoy Japanese cultures in many aspects – working in Japanese companies for more than 10 years may be one influenzing factor. I look forward to this new movie since I spotted its first advertisement in HK few weeks ago; the first show will start tomorrow and I just can’t wait. I cut couple color print adv. (from newspapers), got them laminated and posted on my clipboard !! Well, I know it sounds funny but just can’t help – Richard looks terrific, with his unique charisma as always and ‘Hachiko’ on the prints (both puppies & dog) look adorable. I am trying to contact the film company and request a real color print (photo or poster)if possible; and for sure the DVD will be the first thing on my shopping list upon its release to the market.

    Wish Mr. Gere & family, ‘Hachiko’ and everyone who contributed in production of this great movie a Happy, Healthy, Fulfilling & Prosperous New Year 2010 and Years to Come !!

    All the best and cheers, E. Hong

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    E. Hong said,

    Notify me of follow-up comments via email.
    Many thanks !!

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