We finally had the time last weekend to sit down and watch the movie Hachi with Richard Gere and a beautiful Akita.
The movie is based on the true story of a dog in Japan who waited faithfully at the train station for his master to come home from work each day. When the master dies at work, the dog still waits at the station every day until the day he (the dog) dies.
The movie is set in the US rather than Japan, but parallels the story nicely. And did I mention the dog was beautiful! He’s obviously played by several dogs, as he ages throughout the movie from puppyhood to very senior, but you won’t find a more handsome specimen at any age.
Beautiful dog, beautiful man (Gere), beautiful movie!
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!
5 thoughts on “Hachi movie”
I just saw the movie yesterday, and sobbed through the last half hour. I can’t even think about it without crying, and I can’t stop thinking about it. The purity of the dog’s devotion touched everyone around him, and everyone respected it.
it was such a touching movie.Just goes to show you how loving animals are and they become such a a part of your family.
The dog was the same throughout the majority of the movie, my cousin Mark Hardin trained the dog in the movie and is also now the dogs owner
I loved this movie, It is very similar to a true story of a dog and his master that happened in the near by town of Fort Benton in montana, The dogs named was shep and his story was even featured in ripleys believe it or not, Shep waited 12 years for his master to return (He passed away while he was out of town for work) Shep died when he slipped on an train track and was hit by a train early one january morning. There is a huge statue of faithful Shep on top off the hill that over looks the town. It has always been one of my favorite stories.
It’s a beautiful story. You might enjoy this story, too: A beautiful tribute to a special dog Shaman, an entlebucher, written and sung by my sister Kathy. A tear jerker in a good way. Enjoy and pass it on… http://www.kathymarshallmusic.com/shaman/