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.
13 December 2008 | olofsson501
9 | A great feel-good movie with both comedy and tragedy at the same time
This movie made me laugh and cry at the same time. It deals with both grimy old bastards as well as with more serious ...
In the original screenplay, Gran Torino (2008) is set over winter and spring. When Walt notices the Hmong cutting the chicken's head off, he spits in the snow. Thao is also pushed off a bike into the snow by the Latinos. It cuts forward three months... ...
God, I am sorry for Dorothy, Walt. She was a real peach.
Walt Kowalski: Thanks for coming, Al.
Walt tells his neighbors that he installed the steering column in his Gran Torino in the factory at Ford. The Gran Torinos of that time were made in Lorain, Ohio. None of the Torino models were ever assembled in any Metro Detroit area Ford plant.
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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