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.
Gran Torinos were built in Lorain, Ohio, 145 miles from Detroit. Walt's truck could have been built in Wayne, Michigan, twenty miles from Highland Park.
God, I am sorry for Dorothy, Walt. She was a real peach.
Walt Kowalski: Thanks for coming, Al.
When the Hmong gangbangers drive up to the Mexican gangbangers, Spider drives, forward, then drives in reverse without changing gears. Then a break in the scene shows his car's backup lights.
The credits scroll over a highway overlooking the lake shore, with the Warner Logo appearing in black and white.
$271,720 (USA) (14 December 2008)
$148,095,302 (USA) (18 June 2009)
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