G | | Drama, Family
A college professor bonds with an abandoned dog he takes into his home.
When Parker searches information about Akita on Internet, he pumps into a picture of Ueno and Hachiko from 1924.
So even if Columbus got lost and wasn't the first to discover America, he's still my hero. He was really brave to sail in such a tiny ship over a really big ocean. And because of him, we get Columbus Day off of school.
Teacher: Thank you Heather. Uh, Ronnie?...
The commuter train that Parker rides is equipment (locomotive and cars) of the Providence and Worcester Railroad. However, the Providence and Worcester does not operate regularly scheduled passenger trains and did not at the time the movie was being made.
Message near the end of the credits: "Although beloved by many as a family pet, Akitas are recommended only for dedicated and experienced dog owners. To learn more, please visit the American Humane Association at www.americanhumane.org and the American Kennel Club at www.akc.org"
JPY 228,428,764 (Japan) (9 August 2009)
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