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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auth_author2 Carley, Christopher, 1978-, Carley, Christopher., Cox, Joel., Eastwood, Clint, 1930-, Eastwood, Kyle., Gerber, Bill., Haley, Brian, 1963-, Her, Ahney., Howe, Brian (Actor), Hughes, Geraldine, 1970-, Johannson, Dave., Lorenz, Robert, Lynch, John Carroll, 1963-, Roach, Gary D., Schenk, Nick., Stern, Tom, 1946-, Stern, Tom., Stevens, Michael (Musician), Vang, Bee, 1991-, Vang, Bee.
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display_description Walt 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, becomes pressured by his gang member cousin to steal Walt's Gran Torino, 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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subject_facet Crime films, DVD-Video discs, DVDs, Drama, Families, Families -- Michigan -- Drama, Family -- Michigan -- Drama, Feature films, Ford Torino automobile, Ford Torino automobile -- Drama, Gangs, 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 -- Veterans -- Drama, Michigan, Torino automobile -- Drama, Video recordings for the hearing impaired, Widowers, Widowers -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Drama, Widowers -- Michigan -- Drama
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title_full Gran Torino / 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, 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_short Gran Torino
topic_facet Crime films, DVDs, Families, Family, Feature films, Ford Torino automobile, Gangs, Hmong American families, Hmong American teenage boys, Korean War, 1950-1953, Torino automobile, Veterans, Widowers
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