Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski 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 under pressure from his gang member cousin, tries to steal his Gran Torino, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth. Drawn against his will into the life of Thao's family, Kowalski is soon taking steps to protect them from the gangs that infest their neighborhood.

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  1. Nick Schenk

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Dave Johannson


  3. Clint Eastwood


Top Billed Cast

  1. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood

    Walt Kowalski

  2. Christopher Carley

    Christopher Carley

    Father Janovich

  3. Bee Vang

    Bee Vang

    Tao Vang Lor

  4. Ahney Her

    Ahney Her

    Sue Lor

  5. Brian Haley

    Brian Haley

    Mitch Kowalski

  6. Geraldine Hughes

    Geraldine Hughes

    Karen Kowalski

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 56m

Budget $33,000,000.00

Revenue $269,958,228.00

Homepage http://www.thegrantorino.com/

Release Information

  • December 9, 2008
    R, Theatrical



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