A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.
|Release Date||:||June 13, 2009|
|Production Company||:||Grand Army Entertainment, Scion Films, Inferno Distribution, Stage 6 Films, Hachiko, Opperman Viner Chrystyn Entertainment|
|Production Countries||:||United Kingdom, United States of America|
|Director||:||Lasse Hallström, Cara Giallanza, Robin Squibb|
|Writers||:||Stephen P. Lindsey, Jason Mayoh|
|Casts||:||Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Jason Alexander, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Sarah Roemer, Erick Avari, Davenia McFadden, Robbie Sublett, Tora Hallström, Bates Wilder, Rich Tretheway, Ellen Becker-Gray, David Boston, Robert Capron, Becki Dennis, John Franchi, Adam Masnyk, Roy Souza|
|Plot Keywords||:||japanese, loyalty, human animal relationship, friendship, friends, family relationships, dog, newspaper reporter, family dog, waiting|
Finally a film without explosions, computer graphics, and violence. A family film with a message. Adults will relate to the story of life-long friendship and loyalty. Children will love the "dog story" A tender story will huge box office potential. The possible "sleeper hit" of the holidays. Pet lovers everywhere will relate to this film and will leave theaters in tears. A weepy, wonderful film about the bond that develops between one man and a dog after a chance meeting at a train station. Bring extra tissues! Based on a true story, this film was shot mostly in Woonsocket, Rhode Island at a historic old train station. Beautifully shot and edited. The film runs less than 2-hours. The film generally adheres to the actual true story of a dog in Japan. The dog became a national treasure and a monument was erected to honor him.