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, 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.
MPAA rating: R; language throughout and some violence.|||adult
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.
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 2008.
Special features: Manning the wheel [featurette] (10 min.); Gran Torino: more than a car [featurette] (4 min.).
Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Ahney Her, Christopher Carley, John Carroll Lynch, Brian Haley, Geraldine Hughes, Brian Howe, William Hill.
DVD; region 1, NTSC; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround; widescreen presentation, preserving the 2.35:1 aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition, enhanced for widescreen televisions.
In English, dubbed French or Spanish with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Director of photography, Tom Stern ; edited by Joel Cox, Gary D. Roach ; music by Kyle Eastwood and Michael Stevens ; production designed by James J. Murakami.