Gran Torino

Gran Torino

Clint Eastwood
 Cast: Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
, Bee Vang
Bee Vang
, Ahney Her
Ahney Her
, Christopher Carley
Christopher Carley

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Overview

A racist Korean War veteran living in a crime-ridden Detroit neighborhood is forced to confront his own lingering prejudice when a troubled Hmong teen from his neighborhood attempts to steal his prized Gran Torino. Decades after the Korean War has ended, ageing veteran Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) is still haunted by the horrors he witnessed on the battlefield. The two objects that matter most to Kowalski in life are the classic Gran Torino that represents his happier days working in a Ford assembly plant, and the M-1 rifle that saved his life countless times during combat. When Kowalski's teenage neighbor (Bee Vang) attempts to steal his Gran Torino as part of a gang initiation rite, the old man manages to catch the aspiring thief at the business end of his well-maintained semi-automatic rifle. Later, due to the pride of the Asian group, the boy is forced to return to Kowalski's house and perform an act of penance. Despite the fact that Kowalski wants nothing to do with the young troublemaker, he realizes that the quickest way out of the situation is to simply cooperate. In an effort to set the teen on the right path in life and toughen him up, the reluctant vet sets him up with an old crony who now works in construction. In the process, Kowalski discovers that the only way to lay his many painful memories to rest is to finally face his own blinding prejudice head-on.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/01/2010
UPC: 0883929126651
Original Release: 2008
Rating: R
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:56:00
Sales rank: 6,390

Special Features

Manning the Wheel: The Meaning of Manhood As Reflected in American Car Culture ; Gran Torino: More Than A Car: Visit Detroit and the Woodward Dream Cruise, an Annual Vintage Car Event Where Buffs Describe the Unique Bond Between Men and Vehicles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Clint Eastwood Walt Kowalski
Bee Vang Thao
Ahney Her Sue
Christopher Carley Father Janovich
Brian Haley Mitch Kowalski
Geraldine Hughes Karen Kowalski
Brian Howe Steve Kowalski
Dreama Walker Ashley Kowalski
William Hill Tim Kennedy
John Carroll Lynch Barber Martin
Brooke Chia Thao Vu
Chee Thao Grandma

Technical Credits
Clint Eastwood Director,Producer
Bruce Berman Executive Producer
Ellen Chenoweth Casting
Joel Cox Editor
Kyle Eastwood Score Composer
Bill Gerber Producer
Deborah Hopper Costumes/Costume Designer
Dave Johannson Original Story
Jenette Kahn Executive Producer
Robert Lorenz Producer
James Murakami Production Designer
Adam Richman Executive Producer
Gary D. Roach Editor
Nick Schenck Screenwriter
Nick Schenk Original Story,Screenwriter
Tom Stern Cinematographer
Michael Stevens Score Composer
Tim Moore Executive Producer
John Warnke Art Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Gran Torino
1. Inevitable Disappointment [3:49]
2. I Confess [4:50]
3. Men of Their Houses [4:28]
4. Chill With Us [4:54]
5. More About Death [2:48]
6. Attempted Theft [3:23]
7. Get Off My Lawn [4:28]
8. We're Not in Korea [2:52]
9. Crazy Old Man [4:36]
10. That Brother Of Yours [3:55]
11. Unhappy Birthday [3:32]
12. Not at Peace [4:57]
13. Fixer and Toad [5:11]
14. Making Amends [3:08]
15. Home Improvements [4:01]
16. Nice Talking To You [3:15]
17. Helpful Hands [2:57]
18. Manning Thao Up [3:23]
19. Construction Job [5:44]
20. Making Him Look Bad [3:36]
21. Getting Ugly [2:50]
22. Targets [3:18]
23. Pissed-Off Padre [3:01]
24. What Needs to Be Done [4:14]
25. At Peace [3:01]
26. I Finish Things [2:09]
27. I've Got a Light [5:03]
28. Last Rites and Wishes [2:23]
29. End Credits [4:55]

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