Hachi: A Dog's Tale is a 2009 British-American drama film. Based on the true story of a faithful Akita Inu, the titular Hachikō, it is directed by Lasse Hallström, written by Stephen P. Lindsey, Kaneto Shindo and stars Richard Gere, Joan Allen and Sarah Roemer. The subject is a remake of the 1987 Japanese-language film, Hachikō Monogatari (ハチ公物語), literally "The Tale of Hachiko". Wikipedia
Hachi: A Dog's Tale is a member of the following lists: American films, English-language films, American drama films, Film remakes, British films, Films based on actual events, British drama films, Films about dogs, 2000s drama films and 2009 films.
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(first lines) Heather: So even if Columbus got lost and wasn't the first to discover America, he's still my hero. He was really brave to sail in such a tiny ship over a really big ocean. And because of him, we get Columbus Day off of school. Teacher: Thank you Heather. Uh, Ronnie? Tell us about your hero. Ronnie - 11 years: (writes HACHIKO on the blackboard) Hachiko was my grandfather Wilson's dog. Everyone called Hachi a mystery dog because they never really knew where he came from. Maybe Hachi escaped from a dog pound. Or maybe he jumped out of somebody's car some place far away, like Florida or New Jersey. But no matter how, Hachi was lost.