Gran Torino
Title
Gran Torino

ISBN
9781419872570

Uniform Title
Gran Torino (Motion picture : 2008)

Edition
Widescreen ed.

Publication Information
Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Pictures : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2009.

Physical Description
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

General Note
DVD format.
 
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.).

Contents
Inevitable disappointment -- I confess -- Men of their houses -- Chill with us -- More about death -- Attempted theft -- Get off my lawn -- We're not in Korea -- Crazy old man -- That brother of yours -- Unhappy birthday -- Not at peace -- Fixer and toad -- Making amends -- Home improvements -- Nice talking to you -- Helpful hands -- Manning Thao up -- Construction job -- Making him look bad -- Getting ugly -- Targets -- Pissed-off padre -- What needs to be done -- At peace -- I finish things -- I've got a light -- Last rites and wishes -- End credits.

Abstract
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.

Reading Level
MPAA rating: Rated R for language throughout and some violence.

Subject
Widowers -- Michigan -- Drama -- Video recordings.
 
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Veterans -- Drama -- Video recordings.
 
Torino automobile -- Drama -- Video recordings.
 
Hmong American teenage boys -- Michigan -- Drama -- Video recordings.
 
Gangs -- Michigan -- Drama -- Video recordings.
 
Hmong American families -- Michigan -- Drama -- Video recordings.
 
Families -- Michigan -- Drama -- Video recordings.
 
Crime films.
 
Feature films.
 
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
 
DVD videodiscs.

Added Author
Eastwood, Clint, 1930-
 
Schenk, Nick.
 
Johannson, Dave.
 
Lorenz, Robert (Robert B.)
 
Gerber, Bill.
 
Vang, Bee, 1991-
 
Her, Ahney.
 
Carley, Christopher, 1978-
 
Lynch, John Carroll, 1963-
 
Haley, Brian, 1963-
 
Hughes, Geraldine, 1970-
 
Howe, Brian.

Added Corporate Author
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
 
Village Roadshow Pictures.
 
Double Nickel Entertainment (Firm)
 
Malpaso (Company)
 
Warner Home Video (Firm)

Electronic Access
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