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Gran Torino

Release Date 20 Feb 2009 TBA

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Certificate: 15

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Walt Kowalski, an iron-willed veteran living in a changing world, who is forced by his immigrant neighbors to confront his own long-held prejudices. The people he once called his neighbors have all moved or passed away, replaced by Hmong immigrants, from Southeast Asia, he despises. Resentful of virtually everything and everyone he sees, Walt is just waiting out the rest of his life, until the night his teenage neighbor Thao tries to steal his prized '72 Gran Torino, under pressure from Hmong gang-bangers. But Walt stands in the way of both the heist and the gang, making him the reluctant hero of the neighborhood-especially to Thao's mother and older sister, Sue, who insist that Thao work for Walt as a way to make amends. Though he initially wants nothing to do with these people, Walt eventually gives in and puts the boy to work, setting into motion an unlikely friendship that will change both their lives.

Cast:
Clint Eastwood | Christopher Carley | Bee Vang | Bee Vang | Brian Haley | Geraldine Hughes | Dreama Walker | Brian Howe | John Carroll Lynch | William Hill

Writers:
Nick Schenk | Dave Johannson

Producers:
Clint Eastwood | Robert Lorenz

Directors:
Clint Eastwood

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    • Currently 4/5 Stars.

    darthrodney

    This movie will have your WAG in tears ... just an awesome movie. I'll say no moreso I don't ruin it ... a must see.

    • Currently 5/5 Stars.

    kellyhand1

    • Currently 5/5 Stars.

    Brian Dennison

    Gripping drama of an old man struggling to establish his position in a changing society. Great performances from all involved. Well directed too. "A"

    • Currently 5/5 Stars.

    efa

    Excellent

    • Currently 5/5 Stars.

    peteclarke

    Astounding performance from Clint. Superb film

    • Currently 4/5 Stars.

    Lawless_Samurai

    Becoming the norm for Eastwood to turn out these gems. I really enjoyed the character developments. Would strongly recommend.

    • Currently 5/5 Stars.

    Mr_Twist

    simply amazing.... first movie to make me want to cry in years

    • Currently 5/5 Stars.

    ging-grr

    Clint Eastwood at his best. Phenomenol performance in this engrossing story. Highly recommended.

    • Currently 3/5 Stars.

    anna_mc

    was only ok...

    • Currently 4/5 Stars.

    steven seagull

    I enjoyed this one a lot. Clint puts in a really good performance and you cant help but warm to his character during the movie. There are also plenty of laughs to be had in this touching tale. If you've not seen it yet then what are you waiting for?

    • Currently 4/5 Stars.

    Spud

    must see.great film.simple as

    • Currently 4/5 Stars.

    Klur

    Clint Eastwood is an absolute legend! The acting is cringeworthy at times, [apart from Eastwood], but it still manages to entertain and touch.

    • Currently 3/5 Stars.

    joe_elway

    Kinda predictable. Lotsa lame performances surrounding Eastwood. Think I preferred the original Red Foreman.

    • Currently 4/5 Stars.

    roganjosh

    Another great performance from Eastwood. It's a shame this may be his last

    • Currently 5/5 Stars.

    darrenchristie

    Excellent excellent film from the legend that is eastwood. A very simple plotline yet mixing and toying with complex emotions. Every so often a we have a hunger for a movie, Gran Torino spoils us and more with what will undoubtably be a film talked about for many years alongside the likes of 'Dirty Harry'. Simply a must see movie!

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