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Gran Torino

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Gran Torino is a 2008 American drama movie produced by Clint Eastwood, who also starred in the movie. The movie co-stars Christopher Carley, Bee Vang, John Carroll Lynch and Ahney Her. This was Eastwood's first starring role since 2004's Million Dollar Baby. It is set in Highland Park, Michigan.[1]

The movie is about Walt Kowalski, a recently widowed Korean War veteran who is left alone by his family and angry at the world. Walt's young neighbor, Thao Vang Lor, is pressured by his cousin into stealing Walt's 1972 Ford Gran Torino to be part of a local gang. Walt stops the theft and later becomes friends with the boy and his family.

Gran Torino was released on January 9, 2009. The movie had strong positive reviews.

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  1. Yuen, Laura. "Hmong get a mixed debut in new Eastwood film Archived 2013-11-21 at the Wayback Machine." Minnesota Public Radio. December 18, 2008. Retrieved on March 18, 2012.