Who played Professor Parker Wilson in the movie "Hachi: A Dog's Tale"?
Hachi: A Dog's Tale is a 2009 English drama film. Based on the true story of a faithful Akita Inu, the titular Hachikō, it is directed by Lasse Hallström, written by Stephen P. Lindsey and Kaneto Shindo, and stars Richard Gere, Joan Allen and Sarah Roemer. The film is a remake of the 1987 Japanese film Hachikō Monogatari.
"A Dog's Tale" is based on a true story of the love and devotion between a man and a dog.
The story is told by Ronnie who is the man's grandson. When Ronnie has to give a presentation at school about a personal hero, he chooses to tell the story of his grandfather's dog Shasta unnu ("Hachi" for short). Despite his classmates laughing, Ronnie describes how his grandfather, Professor Parker Wilson (Richard Gere), finds a lost puppy which had been freighted to the United States from Japan but was accidentally left at the train station of the professor's small hometown. The professor ends up taking the puppy home, planning to search out its intended destination and send it on to its rightful owner.
However the puppy's owner cannot be found and Parker and the puppy begin to form a close bond. Although Parker's wife, Cate, is opposed to keeping the puppy she eventually relents after realizing the bond between Parker and Hachi.