Clint Eastwood, Christopher Carley, Scott Eastwood, Bee Vang
Clint Eastwood (Director), Nick Schenk (Screenplay), Nick Schenk (Story), Dave Johannson (Story)
Release: Dec. 9th, 2008
Runtime: 1 hour, 56 minutes
Widower Walt Kowalski is a grumpy, prejudiced, tough-minded, unhappy, old, Korean War veteran who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbours. His prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbour, Thao—a young Hmong teenager under pressure from his gang member cousin—tries to steal his Gran Torino, Walt sets out to reform the youth and takes steps to protect Thao and his family from the gangs that...
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Cory Hardrict, John Carroll Lynch
Theaters: December 17, 2008
Disgruntled Korean War vet Walt Kowalski (Eastwood) sets out to reform his neighbor...
This movie is worth viewing...
Oddly enough I would walk past it in video stores, as if I was walking past a tombstone with Clints face on it...
I just saw him as a old dried up actor far past his pri...
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By the time the film's poetic final scene plays out over the closing credits and title song, it's obvious to the more astute members of the audience that Eastwood and Walt both did the right thing.
While this isn't a film about retaliation, revenge and sticking up for yourself, it's a film about letting go of the past and what you think is right, as the movie progresses, you see Walt's demeanor change, from being a rude, angry old man to a wonderful mentor.