Drama / Suspense
Director: Clint Eastwood
Running time: 116 mins Web site: thegrantorino.com
About Gran Torino
A stunning drama piece directed by and starring Clint Eastwood as widower Walt Kowalski. A veteran from the Korean War, Walt is bitter and antisocial, only nurturing and taking pride in his 1972 Gran Torino sports car. When Thao, a Hmong teenager and Walt's neighbour, is pressured by a local gang to steal the car as part of an initiation, the violence begins. Walt is swiftly drawn into the struggles of Thao's family, the protection they need, and the dangerous gangs that have infested their neighbourhood. Gran Torino is Eastwood at his best - weathered, smouldering and menacing.