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Gran Torino

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Clint Eastwood, Gran Torino
Anthony Michael Rivetti

Gran Torino

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
116 minutes
Limited Release Date:
12/12/08
performer:
Clint Eastwood, Brian Haley, Cory Hardrict
director:
Clint Eastwood
distributor:
Warner Bros.
author:
Dave Johannson, Nick Schenk
genre:
ActionAdventure, Drama

We gave it a B

Call Gran Torino Dirty Harry: The Twilight Years. Clint Eastwood growls as a crotchety Korean War vet whose Detroit neighborhood is being overrun with Hmong immigrants from Southeast Asia. Needless to say, he ain’t pleased. But when one of them, a teenage boy (Vang), is harassed and beaten, Clint goes all Magnum Force, dishing out old-school payback from the business end of a shotgun. EXTRAS include clips about classic cars, where we learn that Eastwood’s first set of wheels was a ’32 Chevy coupe he picked up for 25 bucks. B