The aboriginal adopted premiere was on August 8, 2009, in Japan. To date, the blur has opened in over 20 countries over the accomplished year and continues to accessible in adopted territories throughout 2010 . In the United States, the cine was aboriginal apparent at the Seattle International Blur Festival on June 13, 2009. Sony Pictures Entertainment absitively to abandon a U.S. affected absolution and is sending it beeline to DVD in the USA on March, 9, 2010. According to the Odeon Cinema website  the blur will be accustomed a UK affected absolution on March 12, 2010, address of Entertainment Blur Distributors. Box Appointment Mojo  letters that absolute adopted box appointment has accomplished $41,492,583 as of April 4th, 2010.
Based on a accurate adventure from Japan, Hachi: A Dog's Tale is a affective blur about adherence and the rare, bulletproof bonds that occasionally anatomy about anon in the best absurd places.
In the avant-garde day, a chic abounding of adolescent acceptance is giving articulate presentations about claimed heroes. A boy called Ronnie stands up and begins to acquaint of 'Hachiko', his grandfather's dog. Years before, an Akita puppy is beatific from Japan to America, but his cage avalanche off the accoutrements barrow at an American alternation station, area he is activate by academy assistant Parker Wilson (Richard Gere). Parker is instantly captivated by the dog and aback Carl, the base controller, refuses to booty him, Parker takes the puppy home overnight. His wife Cate (Joan Allen) is assertive about not befitting the puppy.
The abutting day Parker expects that addition will accept contacted the alternation station, but no one has. He sneaks the pup assimilate the alternation and takes him to work, area a Japanese academy professor, Ken, translates the attribute on the pup's collar as 'Hachi', Japanese for 'good fortune' and the cardinal 8. Parker decides to alarm the dog 'Hachi'. Ken credibility out that conceivably the two are meant to be together. Parker attempts to comedy aback with Hachi, but he refuses to accompany in, whilst Cate receives a alarm about addition absent to accept Hachi. However, afterwards seeing how abutting her bedmate has appear to Hachi, Cate agrees that they can accumulate him.
A few years later, Hachi and Parker are as abutting as ever. Parker however, is still addled by Hachi's abnegation to do normal, dog-like things like hunt and retrieve balls. Ken advises him that Hachi will alone accompany him the brawl for a appropriate reason. One morning, Parker leaves for assignment and Hachi sneaks out and follows him to the alternation station, area he refuses to leave until Parker walks him home. That afternoon, Hachi sneaks out afresh and walks to the alternation station, cat-and-mouse patiently for Parker's alternation to appear in. Eventually Parker relents and walks Hachi to the base every morning, area he leaves on the train. Hachi leaves afterwards Parker's safe departure, but comes aback in the afternoon to see his master's alternation access and airing with him home again. This continues for some time, until one afternoon Parker attempts to leave, but Hachi refuses to go with him. Parker eventually leaves afterwards him, but Hachi chases afterwards him, captivation his ball. Parker is afraid but admiring that Hachi is assuredly accommodating to comedy aback with him but, afraid he will be late, leaves on the alternation admitting Hachi barking at him. At assignment that day, Parker, still captivation Hachi's ball, is teaching his music chic aback he passes out from cardiac arrest.
At the alternation station, Hachi waits patiently as the alternation arrives, but there is no assurance of Parker. He remains, lying in the snow, for several hours, until Parker's son-in-law Michael comes to aggregate him. The abutting day, Hachi allotment to the base and waits, actual all day and all night. As time passes, Cate sells the abode and Hachi is beatific to alive with her babe Andy, Michael, and their new babyish Ronnie. However, at the aboriginal opportunity, he escapes and eventually finds his way aback to his old abode and again to the alternation station, area he sits at his accepted spot, bistro hot dogs accustomed to him by Jas, a bounded vendor. Andy arrives anon afterwards and takes him home, but lets him out the abutting day to acknowledgment to the station.
Hachi begins sleeping beneath a burst alternation carriage, befitting acuity during the day and actual off aliment and baptize accustomed to him by Jas and the bounded butcher. One day, a man called Teddy, a bi-weekly reporter, enquires about Hachi and asks if he can address a adventure about him. People activate to accelerate money to Carl to buy Hachi food. Ken, Parker's friend, reads the article, and offers to pay for Hachi's upkeep. He realizes that although it has been a year, Hachi wants to, and has to, delay for his master, and wishes him a continued life.
Years pass, and still Hachi waits. Cate visits Parker's grave, area she meets Ken, and she says that alike admitting it has been a decade, she still misses him. Arriving at the station, she is abashed to see Hachi, old, bedraggled and weak, still advancement his vigil. Overcome, Cate sits and waits for the abutting alternation with him. At home, Cate tells the now ten-year-old Ronnie about Hachi. That night, Hachi makes his way to his accepted spot, area he lies bottomward and avalanche comatose for the aftermost time, absent of Parker, area his spirit get forth with Hachi, as they both arise to heaven.
Ronnie, aback in his classroom, finishes his report, cogent his classmates that Hachi, for his adulation and loyalty, will always be his hero. That afternoon, he walks his own Akita puppy called Hachi forth the aforementioned clue his grandfathering already absolved with his own Hachi.
The absolute Hachiko was built-in in Odate Japan in 1923. Aback his master, Dr Hidesaburō Ueno, a assistant at the Tokyo University, died in May, 1925, Hachi alternate to the Shibuya alternation base the abutting day, and for the abutting nine years, to wait. Hachiko died in March, 1935. Today, a brownish bronze of Hachiko sits in his cat-and-mouse atom alfresco the Shibuya railroad station.
* Richard Gere as Parker Wilson, the professor
* Joan Allen as Cate Wilson, the professor's wife
* Sarah Roemer as Andy Wilson, the professor's daughter
* Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as Ken Fujiyoshi
* Eric Avari as Jasjeet, the Indian vendor
* Jason Alexander as Carl
* Davenia McFadden as Mary Anne
* Kevin DeCoste as Ronnie
* Tora Hallstrom as Heather
* Robbie Sublett as Michael
* Hachiko is played by three Akitas called Chico, Layla and Forrest — anniversary arena a altered aeon in Hachiko's life