Release date: August 8, 2009


A Hollywood film adaptation of a well-known Japanese tale, based on true events, about a loyal Akita dog named Hachiko. This dog, nicknamed “Hachi,” accompanies his master Parker, a university professor, to the train station every morning to see him off and then returns to the station each afternoon to greet him at the end of his day. Sadly, his master departs one day, passes away and never returns to the station. Hachi faithfully returns to the same spot at the station the very next day, and every day for the next nine years to wait for his beloved master. During his daily visits, Hachi touches the lives of many who work near and commute through the town square. He teaches the local people love, compassion and above all unyielding loyalty. Today, a bronze statue of Hachiko sits in his waiting spot outside the Shibuya station in Japan as a permanent reminder of his devotion and love.


Richard Gere
Joan Allen