Hachi

Hachi

A Dog's Tale

DVD - 2010
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The heartwarming true story of a loyal dog named Hachiko. This very special friend would accompany his master to the train station everyday and return each afternoon to greet him after work. Even after his master passed away, he continued to return to the same spot at the station every day for the next nine years to wait for his beloved master. During his daily visits he touched many lives and taught the local people about love, compassion, and above all unyielding loyalty.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2010]
Edition: Widescreen
ISBN: 9781435980822
1435980824
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.43 HAC NVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Dog's tale

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iloveseaotters
May 24, 2019

Really sweet movie and a wonderful performance by Richard Gere as Hachi's owner. Loved Jason Alexander as the train station employee as well. Didn't love it as much as I thought I would, but it's worth watching.

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imagenel
Jan 31, 2019

For those who enjoyed Hachi, please check out director Lasse Halstrom's A Dog's Purpose.

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llm1
Dec 17, 2018

Yes, indeed the best Dog movie with a message ever. How Hachi had learned to wait patiently for his master throughout the seasons of life. He had choices to leave and do other things to please himself but instead he chose to wait patiently on the one he loved and all of what that entailed. While waiting patiently, he changed the hearts of others around him. Eyes to see and Ears to hear. Well done. Movies like these indeed make the waiting less daunting.

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swyckl
Dec 13, 2018

I like this animal story. It is good for all ages. It is 93 minutes long. It is slow moving without very much dialogue. The heartwarming true story of a loyal dog named Hachi. This very special friend would accompany his master to the train station everyday and return each afternoon to greet him after work. Even after his master passed away, he continued to return to the same spot at the station every day for the next nine years to wait for his beloved master. During his daily visits he touched many lives and taught the local people about love, compassion, and above all unyielding loyalty. I found the story unrealistic. A whole town allowed a dog to run around like a stray. For most of this dog's life it slept on the street without a real owner. I feel it was neglected.

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Parentfx
May 06, 2018

If you love dogs...this movie is a must see. This movie was extremely well made and I enjoyed every bit of the movie.

ArapahoeSiddra May 03, 2018

A great family night movie but bring a box of tissues!

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jbenkend
Apr 06, 2018

My absolute favorite dog movie!!! ***************

From an avid dog lover

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Tan79
Jan 17, 2018

What a lovely movie! Like an American Red Dog movie. Get your tissues ready!

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akirakato
Aug 22, 2017

Directed by Lasse Hallström in 2009, this 93-minute docudrama delves into a sad yet heartwarming real story of the famous Japanese loyal dog in an American setting.
The subject is a remake of the 1987 Japanese film, Hachikō Monogatari (ハチ公物語), literally "The Tale of Hachiko".
Hachi(November 10, 1923 – March 8, 1935) was an Akita dog born on a farm near the city of Ōdate, Akita Prefecture, Japan.
He is remembered for his remarkable loyalty to his owner, whom he waited for more than nine years after his owner's death.
Hachi is known in Japanese as chūken Hachikō (忠犬ハチ公) "faithful dog Hachikō", hachi meaning "eight" and kō meaning "affection."
During his lifetime, the dog was held up in Japanese culture as an example of loyalty and fidelity.
Well after his death, he continues to be remembered in worldwide popular culture, with statues, movies, books, and appearances in various media.
I've seen its movies so many times and heard its stories so many times, yet still it touches my heart each time I see the movie.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 26, 2016

***SPOILERS***
The movie Hachi is a very touching story. The plot often affects people and makes them drop a few tears. You see how much love an animal can have for its owners... how much loyalty... and how much patience. The dog Hachi was found by a family. His master took care of him well and they had a special relationship. Hachi would wait in front of the train station everyday for his master to come back from work. Unfortunately, his master died of a heart attack one day and never returned to the waiting Hachi at the train station. Hachi never left, he stayed and stayed, and a few times he was taken back to the family but Hachi decided to leave... Hachi died at the train station while "waiting" and "hoping" for his master to come home. This was a true story which happened in Japan. Absolutely beautiful, but remember to have a box of tissue with you while watching.
- @mockingbird of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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MINORI_U
Sep 04, 2013

Hachi is originally a true Japanese story. A dog named Hachi goes to the station which his owner takes a train every morning to go to work and meets him at the time he comes back from work at the station. Hachi was always with his owner on a way to station and home. However, one day, the owner suddenly died of heart attack during his work. While his family cry for his death, Hachi didn't understand why he didn't come back to the station from work. Hachi waited for him at the time he used to arrive at the station every day. When Hachi finally met his owner there, more than 10 years had passed. In fact, after Hachi's death, people built a statue of Hachi at the station, Shibuya in Japan for his royalty.

Ira_Elias Jun 25, 2012

A great movie for the family...a man finds a loney dog in the train station and decides to raise him as part of the family...the dog is not only beautiful but very faithful...he waits for the owner everyday, at the train station, to return home, until one day, when he does not...extremley sad...

An owner of a dog named, Hachi who travels out of town each day, expects a visit at the train station from Hachi and goes with him to the train station every morning. So then the owner dies and the family who owns Hachi moves toa different town and Hachi still tries to go to the train station

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Ms_Fitz Jan 25, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

Ms_Fitz Jan 25, 2011

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Ira_Elias Jun 25, 2012

"Hachi, come on boy...go home...I promise I will be back later and we will play catch"

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