Embracing diversity and overcoming prejudice, discovering paternity and forgiveness, becoming capable of sacrifice and finding a meaning for life when it has become a cynical waiting for the end to come… Clint Eastwood with his Gran Torino shows us how only an unforeseen relationship can make such a conversion possible.

Written and Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Year: 2008
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Ahney Her, Christopher Carley and others

The story follows Walt Kowalski, a recently widowed Korean War veteran alienated from his family and angry at the world. Walt’s young neighbor, Thao Vang Lor, is pressured by his cousin into stealing Walt’s prized 1972 Ford Gran Torino for his initiation into a gang. Walt thwarts the theft with his M1 Garand rifle and subsequently develops a relationship with the boy and his family.