Hachi: A Dog's Tale

Hachi: A Dog's Tale
Hachi: A Dog's Tale
  • G
  • 1h 33m
  • 2010
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A college professor takes in a dog he finds abandoned, and both find their lives changed forever as they form an unbreakable bond. Based on the true story of Hachiko, an Akita dog in 1920s Japan remembered for his remarkable loyalty to his master.

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Dramatic story of a dog's devotion is emotionally intense.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Hachi: A Dog's Tale is the story of great love and respect between a college professor and the puppy he rescues on a snowy night. It's a very gentle film that quickly engages the audience as it introduces a heroic dog, a man with a loving heart, and an idyllic setting. That engagement intensifies emotions, which later carry the story through the years to its bittersweet conclusion. The movie is based the story of a dog who lived in Japan in the 1930s; a statue of the real Hachi remains in the Shibuya train station there. Spoiler alert: A major character dies, which is heartbreaking and likely to upset most kids and parents. Though the film has a "G" rating, it's best for kids who are comfortable with very sad events -- including death -- and the grief that accompanies those events.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Family
  • Release Date:March 9, 2010
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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