Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Gran Torino, In the News, and Enjoy

Gran Torino - Although I am much a fan of Clint Eastwood, I had not viewed Gran Torino prior to last evening. I cannot explain why last evening was my first viewing of the film, but I declare it was all I anticipated it to be—based upon YouTube clips, reviews, and recommendations from acquaintances.

Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino.

The film co-stars Christopher Carley, Bee Vang, and Ahney Her. This was Clint Eastwood's first starring role since 2004's Million Dollar Baby.

The film features a large Hmong American cast, as well as one of Eastwood's younger sons, Scott Eastwood. Eastwood's oldest son, Kyle Eastwood, provided the score.

Gran Torino was a critical and commercial success, grossing nearly $270 million worldwide (making it Eastwood's most successful film to date).

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