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.
According to Bee Vang, the Hmong actors for this film were isolated from the rest of the cast and crew. According to Vang, efforts by the Hmong actors to correct the portrayal of Hmong traditions were ignored. He has also refuted claims that the Hmong ... ...
God, I am sorry for Dorothy, Walt. She was a real peach.
Walt Kowalski: Thanks for coming, Al.
In all likelihood, given the fact that Walt had already pointed a gun at the gang members just days before while threatening them and shouting racial epithets at them, they could very well have gotten away with shooting him outside of their house. Him making a sudden movement towards his jacket pocket would have been grounds for a justified shooting by any police officer with a gun already trained on him.
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)
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