Gran Torino


1h 56m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Walt Kowalski, a grizzled Korean War veteran who can't get along with his kids or his neighbors, finds his only solace in his prize possession - a 1972 Gran Torino. When his neighbor Tao, a young Hmong teenager, tries to steal his car, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth. Drawn against his will in

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Double Nickel Entertainment; Gerber Pictures; Malpaso Productions; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Panavision, Ltd.; Technicolor; Technicolor Digital Intermediates; Tony's Food Service; Village Roadshow Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD); 20th Century Fox International; Baltic; Blitz-Cine Star; Caroprokat; Continental Film D.O.O. (Cf); Continental Film S.R.O. (Slovakia); Empire; Finnkino Oy; Forum; Garsu Pasaulio Irasai (GPI); Golden Village; Intercom; Joseph Cacra & Sons (Jc&S); Kinomania; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; Nu-Metro; Sam Film; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Finland Oy; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige Ab (Sweden); Sandrew Metronome Filmdistribution As; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Tuck; Village Roadshow Greece; Village Roadshow Limited; Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Bros. Italia; Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Michigan, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 56m

Synopsis

Walt Kowalski, a grizzled Korean War veteran who can't get along with his kids or his neighbors, finds his only solace in his prize possession - a 1972 Gran Torino. When his neighbor Tao, a young Hmong teenager, tries to steal his car, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth. Drawn against his will into the life of Tao's family, Kowalski is soon taking steps to protect them from the gangs that foul their neighborhood.

Crew

Nick Acquaviva

Transportation Captain

Janice Alexander

Hair Stylist

Tarrance Alfred

Assistant Location Manager

Neiver A Alvarez

Song

David A Arnold

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Bub Asman

Sound Editor

Hank Atterbury

Special Effects Technician

Dawn Baker

Makeup Artist

Joseph Bane

Transportation Captain

Bruce Berman

Executive Producer

Kai Blomberg

On-Set Dresser

Jill Bogdanowicz

Colorist

Richard Boris

Greensman

Carol Branston

Hair Stylist

Greg Brooks

Dolly Grip

Buzzy Burwell

Rigging Gaffer

Tom Callinicos

On-Set Dresser

Stephen S. Campanelli

Steadicam Operator

Stephen S. Campanelli

Camera Operator

John Campuzano

Visual Effects

Gail Carroll-coe

Sound Department

Trevor Carroll-coe

Loader

Bill Cawley

Sound Effects Editor

Ellen Chenoweth

Casting Director

Sue Chipperton

Animal Wrangler

Bill Coe

Camera Assistant

Bryce Coe

Craft Service

Lucy Coldsnow-smith

Adr/Dialogue Editor

David Cox

Assistant

Joel Cox

Editor

Jamie Cullum

Song

Jamie Cullum

Song Performer

Ann Culotta

Set Costumer

Debbie Darakdjian

Makeup Artist

Debbie Darakoljian

Makeup Artist

Michael V De Pietro

Special Effects Technician

Tony Deale

Assistant

Michael Degtjarewsky

Digital Effects

Flash Deros

Boom Operator

Daniel Dirks

Set Costumer

Peter Dress

Assistant Director

Michael Dressel

Foley Editor

Ross Dunkerley

Lighting Technician

Tony Dustin

Colorist

Clint Eastwood

Song

Clint Eastwood

Producer

Kyle Eastwood

Song

Kyle Eastwood

Music

Diana Edgmon

Set Costumer

Kevin Edwards

Hair Stylist

Juno J. Ellis

Adr Supervisor

Chuck Eskridge

Painter

David Fencl

Props

Bobby Fernandez

Music Scoring Mixer

James Fernandez

On-Set Dresser

Jamie Fernandez

Costumer

Gary Fettis

Set Decorator

Alexis Fields

Assistant Location Manager

Mark Freund

Visual Effects Supervisor

Dyane Garvey

Advisor

Bill Gerber

Producer

Carrie Gillogly

Assistant

Jason S. Gondek

Production Accountant

Holly Hagy

Production Coordinator

Robin Harlan

Foley Artist

Deborah Hopper

Costume Designer

Cindy Ichikawa

Assistant Production Coordinator

Nancy James

Craft Service

Dave Johannson

Story By

Michael Judd

Assistant Director

Jenette Kahn

Executive Producer

Mark D. Katchur

Art Department Coordinator

Jason King

Sound Effects Editor

Jonathan Klein

Foley Editor

John Lacy

Chief Lighting Technician

Steven G Ladish

On-Set Dresser

Mable Lawson Mccrary

Script Supervisor

Cedric Lee

Advisor

Jenna Levine

Assistant

Lisa J Levine

Adr Editor

Robert Lorenz

Producer

Deana Lou

Assistant

Kristyn Mahle

Set Costumer

Renzo Mantovani

Song

Renzo Mantovani

Song Performer

Benedetto Marcello

Song

Walt Martin

Sound Mixer

Tania Mccomas

Makeup Designer

Chris Mcgeary

Music Editor

Robert A. Mcmahan

Camera Assistant

Jessica Meier

Assistant

Eddie J Merino

Assistant Location Manager

Geoffrey Miclat

Casting Associate

Patrick Mignano

Location Manager

Matt Miller

Assistant

Matt Miller

Assistant

Darin Millett

Visual Effects Producer

Brian Minzlaff

Best Boy

Sarah Monat

Foley Artist

Kathy Mooney

Local Casting

Tim Moore

Unit Production Manager

Tim Moore

Executive Producer

James J Murakami

Production Designer

Donald W Murphy

Assistant Director

Ryan Murphy

Sound Mixer

Alan Robert Murray

Sound Editor

Blu Murray

Editor

Hailey Murray

Assistant

Kevin Murray

Sound Effects Editor

Lauren A Muscarella

Assistant

Michael A. Muscarella

Construction Coordinator

Rupert Nadeau

Adr Editor

Lee Nelson

3-D Artist

Loren Nickloff

Foreman

Lennie Niehaus

Music Conductor

Erin O'brien

Medic

Erin O'brien

Medic

Mike O'brien

Medic

Carol O'connell

Hair Stylist

Carol A. O'connell

Hair Stylist

Thomas J. O'connell

Adr Mixer

Missy Parker

On-Set Dresser

Bob Peishel

Film Lab

Jesus A Perez-alvarez

Song

David Poole

Special Effects Technician

Janet Pound

Local Casting

Janet Pound

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Convoy Qbanito

Song Performer

Liz Radley

Cg Supervisor

Amelia Rasche

Casting Associate

John T Reitz

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Adam Richman

Executive Producer

Ryan Riley

Special Effects Technician

Steven Riley

Special Effects Supervisor

Tony Rivetti

Photography

Gary D. Roach

Editor

Dom Rodriguez

Transportation Captain

Dimitrios Rongaris

Assistant

Gregg Rudloff

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Dominic V. Ruiz

Special Effects Foreman

Don Runner

Song Performer

Mark Sahagun

Film Lab

Charlie Saldana

Key Grip

Maria Salloum

Set Costumer

Cheryl Scarano

Costume Supervisor

Nick Schenk

Story By

Nick Schenk

Screenplay

Michael Semon

Assistant Property Master

Karen E. Shaw

Production Coordinator

Mindy Silberman

Production Secretary

Robert Silcock

Foreman

C William Simmons

Assistant

Randy Singer

Foley Mixer

Maria Smith-byrd

Wardrobe

Alana Stelling

Transportation Captain

Larry L. Stelling

Transportation Coordinator

Tom Stem

Director Of Photography

Beth Sterner

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Michael Stevens

Music

Michael Stevens

Song

Brian Stuart

Craft Service

Shawn Sykora

Foley Editor

Elvis Thao

Song

Joel Tokarsky

Assistant Production Accountant

Landon Trawny

Accounting Assistant

Renee Trawny

Accounting Assistant

Stephanie Tull

Assistant

J R Vasquez

On-Set Dresser

Doug Wall

Best Boy Grip

John Warnke

Art Director

Chuck Webb

Assistant

Doug Webb

Song Performer

Jay Wejebe

Makeup Artist

Stephanie Whallon

Accounting Assistant

Katy Wood

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Michael Woodard

Medic

Cheng Yang

Song

Joseph Yang

Song

Chris M Young

Assistant

Rick A Young

Property Master

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc.; Double Nickel Entertainment; Gerber Pictures; Malpaso Productions; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Panavision, Ltd.; Technicolor; Technicolor Digital Intermediates; Tony's Food Service; Village Roadshow Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD); 20th Century Fox International; Baltic; Blitz-Cine Star; Caroprokat; Continental Film D.O.O. (Cf); Continental Film S.R.O. (Slovakia); Empire; Finnkino Oy; Forum; Garsu Pasaulio Irasai (GPI); Golden Village; Intercom; Joseph Cacra & Sons (Jc&S); Kinomania; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; Nu-Metro; Sam Film; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Finland Oy; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige Ab (Sweden); Sandrew Metronome Filmdistribution As; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Tuck; Village Roadshow Greece; Village Roadshow Limited; Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Bros. Italia; Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Michigan, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 56m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Voted one of the 10 best films of 2008 by the American Film Institute (AFI).

Winner of two 2008 awards including Best Actor (Clint Eastwood) and Best Original Screenplay by the National Board of Review (NBR).

Expanded Release in United States December 25, 2008

Limited Release in United States December 19, 2008

Released in United States on Video June 9, 2009

Released in United States Winter December 12, 2008

Wide Release in United States January 9, 2009

Wide Release in United States January 9, 2009

Released in United States on Video June 9, 2009

Released in United States Winter December 12, 2008

Limited Release in United States December 19, 2008

Expanded Release in United States December 25, 2008