Gran Torino

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A racist Korean War veteran living in a crime-ridden Detroit neighborhood is forced to confront his own lingering prejudice when a troubled Hmong teen from his neighborhood attempts to steal his prized Gran Torino. Decades after the Korean War has ended, ageing veteran Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) is still haunted by the horrors he witnessed on the battlefield. The two objects that matter most to Kowalski in life are the classic Gran Torino that represents his happier days working in a Ford assembly plant, and the M-1 rifle that saved his life countless times during combat. When Kowalski's teenage neighbor (Bee Vang) attempts to steal his Gran Torino as part of a gang initiation rite, the old man manages to catch the aspiring thief at the business end of his well-maintained semi-automatic rifle. Later, due to the pride of the Asian group, the boy is forced to return to Kowalski's house and perform an act of penance. Despite the fact that Kowalski wants nothing to do with the young troublemaker, he realizes that the quickest way out of the situation is to simply cooperate. In an effort to set the teen on the right path in life and toughen him up, the reluctant vet sets him up with an old crony who now works in construction. In the process, Kowalski discovers that the only way to lay his many painful memories to rest is to finally face his own blinding prejudice head-on. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Grouped Work ID8def2f40-0039-842d-1510-d33ff00d3c4d
Grouping Titlegran torino
Grouping Authorwarner bros pictures
Grouping Categorymovie
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auth_author2Carley, Christopher, 1978-
Eastwood, Clint, 1930-
Eastwood, Kyle.
Gerber, Bill,
Gerber, Bill.
Haley, Brian, 1963-
Her, Ahney,
Her, Ahney.
Hill, William.
Howe, Brian (Actor),
Howe, Brian.
Hughes, Geraldine, 1970-
Johannson, Dave,
Johannson, Dave.
Lorenz, Robert
Lynch, John Carroll, 1963-
Schenk, Nick,
Schenk, Nick.
Stern, Tom, 1946-
Stevens, Michael (Musician)
Vang, Bee, 1991-
author2-roleCarley, Christopher,1978-
Carley, Christopher,1978-actor.
Double Nickel Entertainment (Firm)
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Eastwood, Clint,1930-actor,producer,director.
Eastwood, Kyle.
Gerber, Bill,producer.
Gerber, Bill.
Haley, Brian,1963-
Haley, Brian,1963-actor.
Her, Ahney,actor.
Her, Ahney.
Hill, William.
Howe, Brian(Actor),actor.
Howe, Brian.
Hughes, Geraldine,1970-
Hughes, Geraldine,1970-actor.
Johannson, Dave,screenwriter.
Johannson, Dave.
Lorenz, Robert
Lorenz, Robertproducer.
Lynch, John Carroll,1963-
Lynch, John Carroll,1963-actor.
Malpaso (Company)
Matten Productions.
Schenk, Nick,screenwriter.
Schenk, Nick.
Stern, Tom,1946-
Stevens, Michael(Musician)
Vang, Bee,1991-
Vang, Bee,1991-actor.
Village Roadshow Pictures.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
Warner Home Video (Firm)
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SSCL Bud Werner Library
Salida Regional Library
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display_descriptionWalt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Walt is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man, who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. He is a Korean War veteran whose prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbor, Thao, a young Hmong teenager, is pressured by his gang member cousin to steal Walt's prize possession, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth. Drawn against his will into the life of Thao's family, Walt is soon taking steps to protect them from the gangs that infest their neighborhood.
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seriesClint Eastwood collection
series_with_volumeClint Eastwood collection|
Action and adventure films
Action films
Adolescentes -- Michigan -- Teatro
Automóviles -- Teatro
Crime films
DVD -- 2009
Deutsche Vereinigung für Datenschutz -- 2009
Familia -- Michigan -- Teatro
Families -- Michigan -- Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Ford Torino automobile
Ford Torino automobile -- Drama
Gangs -- Michigan -- Drama
Gangster films
Hmong American families
Hmong American families -- Drama
Hmong American families -- Michigan -- Drama
Hmong American teenage boys
Hmong American teenage boys -- Michigan -- Drama
Korean War (1950-1953)
Korean War, 1950-1953
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Veterans -- Drama
Michigan -- Drama
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Widowers -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Drama
Widowers -- Michigan -- Drama
title_displayGran Torino
title_fullGran Torino / Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with Village Roadshow Pictures ; a Double Nickel Entertainment ; a Malpaso Production ; directed and produced by Clint Eastwood ; screenplay by Nick Schenk ; story by Dave Johannson & Nick Schenk ; produced by Robert Lorenz, Bill Gerber
Gran Torino [videorecording] / Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with Village Roadshow Pictures ; a Double Nickel Entertainment ; a Malpaso production ; story by Dave Johannson & Nick Schenk ; screenplay by Nick Schenk ; produced by Robert Lorenz, Bill Gerber ; directed and produced by Clint Eastwood ; in association with Matten Productions GmbH & Co. KG
Gran Torino [videorecording] / Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Double Nickel Entertainment, a Malpaso Production ; produced by Robert Lorenz, Bill Gerber ; story by David Johannson & Nick Schenk ; screenplay by Nick Schenk ; produced and directed by Clint Eastwood
title_shortGran Torino
Action films
Ford Torino automobile
Hmong American families
Hmong American teenage boys
Korean War, 1950-1953