GRAN TORINO

Plot Walt Kowalski, a retired Polish American Ford factory worker and Korean War veteran, has recently been widowed, which is made further difficult by the generational clash between him and his sons' families, who have little to do with Walt and prefer it that way. His neighborhood in Detroit, formerly populated by working-class white families, is now dominated by poor Asian immigrants; gang violence is commonplace. Much of Walt's views of life are shaped by his time in the Korean War. On strained relations with his grown sons, and not wanting the advice of the priest of his wife's church, Walt is a gruff man who has few friends. As such, he lives a solitary life with his pet Labrador retriever, Daisy, in the same house he has lived in for years, which is located in a working class Highland Park, Michigan neighborhood. Recently, the neighborhood has gone through changes, where it is now racially mixed. The Lor family, of ethnic Hmong descent, move into the house next door to Walt's. The family includes two teenagers, streetwise Sue and shy Thao. Initially, Walt wants nothing to do with his new neighbors. Slowly, Walt does get involved in Sue and Thao's lives, despite Thao having once tried to steal Walt's beloved 1972 Gran Torino. That attempted theft was a Hmong gang initiation ritual, a gang to which Thao does not want to belong. Walt sees that Sue and Thao will never be able to live in peace as long as that gang exists. As his teen-aged neighbors' unofficial protector, Walt has to figure out how best to restore his sense of right in the neighborhood. To atone for his attempted theft, Thao works for Walt, who has him carry out odd jobs around the neighborhood. Walt helps Thao to find a job. However, Walt is troubled by occasional coughing fits, and soon begins coughing up blood. He goes for a medical checkup and receives results implying that his condition is serious and he is suffering from lung cancer. Thao is mugged by his cousin's gang on the way home from work. In his fury, Walt confronts one of the gang members with a gun, threatening to kill him if the gang does not leave Thao alone. The gang retaliates with a drive-by shooting on the Vang Lor home, and by beating and raping Sue. The next day, Thao visits Walt, demanding Walt's help in seeking vengeance upon the gang. Walt asks Thao to return later in the day. In the meantime, Walt makes final preparations. Walt returns home and meets with Thao, but tricks Thao and locks him in the basement. That night Walt drives to the home of the gang members who confront him with their weapons drawn on the front lawn. Walt talks loudly drawing the attention of the neighbors and places a cigarette in his mouth. He asks the gang for a light and slowly puts his hand in his jacket as if reaching for a gun and jerks it out quickly. The gang members begin firing and gun him down. Sue releases Thao from Walt's basement, and they arrive at the crime scene, driving Walt's Gran Torino. It is revealed that Walt was not armed. The officer tells them the gang will be imprisoned for a long time due to the number of witnesses. Walt's funeral is attended not only by his family, but also Thao and Sue, along with many of the Hmong community with Father Janovich leading the procession. The scene cuts to the reading of Walt's last will and testament, in which Walt leaves his house to Father Janovich's church, and his Gran Torino to Thao. As the film ends Thao drives the Gran Torino along Jefferson Avenue with Walt's yellow Labrador, Daisy, in the front passenger seat. Clint Eastwood as Walt Kowalski Bee Vang as Thao Vang Lor Ahney Her as Sue Lor, Thao's older sister Christopher Carley as Father Janovich Doua Moua as Fong "Spider" Sonny Vue as Smokie Brian Haley as Mitch Kowalski Brian Howe as Steve Kowalski Geraldine Hughes as Karen Kowalski Dreama Walker as Ashley Kowalski Michael E. Kurowski as Josh Kowalski John Carroll Lynch as Martin, an Italian-American barber Chee Thao as Grandma Vang Lor Choua Kue as Youa Gran Torino (film) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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i love this movie ang ganda nang storyyyy ...

LED ayon kay ...

super ganda talaga..heartwarming...