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Gran Torino

Gran Torino

Year
Genre
Personal Score
Public Score
   7.9 / 10 (4030 votes)
MPAA Rating
Running Time
116 mins
Media Type
Animated?
No
Country
Production Companies
Matten Productions,
Double Nickel Entertainment,
Gerber Pictures,
Malpaso Productions,
Village Roadshow Pictures,
WV Films IV,
Warner Bros. Pictures
Budget
$33,000,000
Revenue
$269,958,228
Release Date
December 9, 2008
Director
Clint Eastwood
Producers
Clint Eastwood,
Bill Gerber,
Jenette Kahn (executive),
Robert Lorenz,
Tim Moore (executive),
Adam Richman (executive),
Bruce Berman (executive)
Writers
Nick Schenk,
Dave Johannson (story),
Nick Schenk (story)

Summary

Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. He is a Korean War veteran whose prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbor Thao, a young Hmong teenager under pressure from his gang member cousin, tries to steal his Gran Torino, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth. Drawn against his will into the life of Thao's family, Kowalski is soon taking steps to protect them from the gangs that infest their neighborhood.
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