Overall Score : 9/10
Gran Torino – Overall Synopsys and Movie Information
Gran Torino is a 2008 drama film, set in the USA. It was directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, who also starred in the movie. Gran Torino was Clint Eastwood’s first starring role since he was in the 2004 film ‘Million Dollar Baby’. Gran Torino features one of Eastwood’s younger sons, Scott. His oldest son, Kyle, composed the film’s score with Michael Stevens. The Movie is Set in Highland Park, Michigan, USA, and the story follows Walt Kowalski (Eastwood’s Character), who is a recently widowed Korean War veteran. He is alienated from his family and overall just a grumpy man who is hurt and angry at the world. Kowalski’s neighbor, a young boy, Thao Vang Lor, is put under peer pressure into trying to steal Walt’s very much prized, 1972 Ford Torino. This act is an initiation into a street gang. Walt of course thwarts the car theft and subsequently develops a relationship with the boy and his family.