Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino

Gran Torino is a 2008 American drama film directed by, produced by and starring Clint Eastwood. The film marks Eastwood’s return to a lead acting role after four years, his previous leading role having been in Million Dollar Baby, and Eastwood has stated that this is his final film as an actor. The film features a large Hmong American cast, as well as Eastwood’s younger son, Scott Eastwood, playing Trey. Eastwood’s oldest son, Kyle Eastwood, provided the score. The film opened to theaters in a limited release in North America on December 12, 2008, and later to a worldwide release on January 9, 2009.

The story follows Walt Kowalski, a recently widowed Korean War veteran who is alienated from his family and angry at the world. Walt’s young Hmong neighbor, Thao, tries to steal Walt’s prized 1972 Ford Gran Torino on a dare by his cousin for initiation into a gang. Walt develops a relationship with the boy and his family.

Gran Torino was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $260 million worldwide.

Credits: Wikipedia

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One Comment to “Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino”

  1. Interesting article about the making — thoughts?

    Particularly, what other reasons could the youth have had to insist on the chicken being present? Was it just a case of blue-deviled authenticity?

    http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/article/2008/11/18/hmong-minnesotans-connect-hollywood-gran-torino.html

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