R | | Drama
Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino.
The "cool medal" the kids find in Walt's basement is the Silver Star, the U.S. Military's third highest award for valor in combat. Despite its predominately gold color, it gets its name from the smaller silver star (based on the small silver World ... ...
God, I am sorry for Dorothy, Walt. She was a real peach.
Walt Kowalski: Thanks for coming, Al.
In the beginning we see that the houses around Walt need painting. At 1:11:00, while the kid is gardening, we see the backs of the three houses next to Walt's that don't need paint.
The credits scroll over a highway overlooking the lake shore, with the Warner Logo appearing in black and white.
$271,720 (USA) (12 December 2008)
$148,085,755 (USA) (12 June 2009)
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