Hachi: A Dog's Tale

Synopsis: In Bedridge, Professor Parker Wilson finds an abandoned dog at the train station and takes it home with the intention of returning the animal to its owner. He finds that the dog is an Akita and names it Hachiko. However, nobody claims the dog so his family decides to keep Hachi.
Genre: Drama, Family
Director(s): Lasse Hallström
Production: Inferno Entertainment
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

So, even if Columbus got lost and

wasn't the first to discover America,

he is still my hero.

He was really brave to sail his

tiny ship over a really big ocean.

And because of him, we get

Columbus day off from school.

Thank you, Heather. Ronnie?

Tell us about your hero.

What is he writing?

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,

from some place faraway like

Florida or New Jersey.

But no matter how, Hachi was lost.

No matter how it happened,

a long time ago, in a town my

grandfather lived in...

Hachi appeared at the train station.

And that's where their story begin.

Six days?

- I'll miss it.

- Yes.

That was great, a lot of music.

No, no, no, I'll walk. I'll walk.

Yeah, I love you, too. Bye.

Hey, buddy... you lost?

Come here.

Come ...

You lost here, bud?

Someone must be looking for you.

This guy was wandering around.

- Really... out on the platform?

- On the platform, yeah!

Good for you for finding him.

Yeah. Well...

I tell you, this little crate

out there is broken.

I don't know what's going on but,

Hey, someone gonna be

here for him, sorry.

- Yeah.

- You just hold him here.

Please hold him till they comes.

No, I can't... I can't do that.

- I can't do that, Professor.

- What?

Well, he was here... No one was

gonna leave this dog, this--

I... know, I know that. I know,

no one's gonna leave it there.

They'll be back for it so...

You take him with ya, and

when anyone show's up...

I'll tell them that you've it.

- Someone gonna be here.

- Yeah.

You know, you don't understand.

Someone will come for him.

Really, just --

I'm gonna have to put this in here for

like the whole night if nobody comes.

If they're not here,

I'll locked him in here and

he'll be safe for the night but...

I... I... all I can do is take him to

the pound in the morning.

Well, today's Friday.

Know where you went...

Meanwhile stay with me.

In a warm house, plenty of company,

you'll be alright.

What? Yeah, you'll like it.

Sh-sh-sh ...


Here, sit right here.

Sit right there.

Okay... yeah, here you go.

Ok, come on. Stay, stay...

It's your house, it's okay.

Hello, handsome.

- Hi.

- Hi.

- How did it go?

- It was great.

- You good, you missed me?

- Not a bit, and you?

No, didn't think about you none.

I've a little surprise.

Yeah... well, I might have a little

surprise for you too.

Come on,

we've some catching up to do.


Catching up. Catch up!

Do you hear something?

That was a branch against

the window.

- Okay, okay... it's alright!

- Parker!

- We had an agreement!

- I know, I know...

- Or did you forget?

- No, I didn't forget!

No, he was at the train station.

I mean, it just...

Kind of lost. Carl was gonna send him

to the pound tomorrow and I thought...

You just thought you bring him home

and talk me into keeping him, right?

No, no, I don't want to keep him.

I don't.

Tomorrow morning I'm

getting up early and find

out exactly where he belongs,

okay. I promise.

I promise you, I will do that.

Alright, this was Lucas's stuff.

Okay... okay.

Okay, here we go. Get in there.

Now look, a lot of good stuffs here.

Keeps you warm, you get that.

This is pretty cool.

You like this?

Yep, this was Luke's favorite.

Here's your water.

Seems strange. You could tell, huh.

Could ya?

Okay, buddy.

That's better.

Good night, buddy.

You know, you're the one who's

should be in the doghouse.

I promise,

I won't bite your finger.

Puppy, puppy!

Here, hey... puppy.

Puppy, puppy... come on.

That's good... ohh.

Good puppy.

Dad, I love him.

Does he have a name yet?

Yes, he does. Temporary guest!

You'll have to keep him.

Don't the house

feel so empty since Lucas been gone.

Ask your mother.



Could you come here, please?

Look, he even likes your music.

Really? I can't believe it,

he's a wonder dog.

I absolutely have to keep this.

No more dog.

Don't encourage him.

I won't!

You're so mean.

Dad, he's gonna jump out

of it, here.

Oh yeah, that's better.

You know what, bud?

Well, that's good.

I like it, great!

So, you saw Michael last night?

Yeah, we drove over to the look-out.

Looks common but it's beautiful.

Very romantic.

It was.

Are you the...

Can I help you, pop?

Yeah... yeah, I just found this little

tyke at the station last night.

Can you board him till

we find his owner?

Board him?

We can't board him.

This isn't a boarding service,

it's a pound, pal!

Look, I just found him,

what am I going to do with him?


He's cute. That'll help with

the adoption but...

We give them two weeks.

Two weeks?

We're packed!

Excuse me.

I'll call you next week then,

alright... bye-bye.

- Morning Mary Anne.

- How are you doing, Parker?

I'm doing great. I was wondering

if I could ask you for a favor?

Sure... anything.

Oh... look at this!

Hey little one. Hello... hello.

Oh... oh, he's gorgeous.

Where did you comes from?

Well, he was wandering

around the station last night.

- Hi, sweetheart.

- I don't know, it's pretty strange.

Really? He is adorable!

I just want to put that up.

- Okay, fine... fine!

- Window? - Yep, and over there.

And anyone of those.

Parker, this dog is just fabulous!

You wouldn't be interested, would you?

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