Gran Torino parents guide

Gran Torino

Overall C+

Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) is a Korean War vet growing older and grumpier with each passing day. So when his young Asian neighbor (Bee Vang), who is involved with a street gang, tries to steal his 1972 Gran Torino, he responds with gun threats. While Walt isn't surprised that this declaration of war makes him an enemy of the local hoodlums, he isn't prepared for the hero's praise he receives from the family next door. Suddenly the man is forced to face prejudices that pre-date his prized car.

Release date December 8, 2008

Violence D+
Sexual Content B-
Profanity D+
Substance Use C-

Why is Gran Torino rated R? The MPAA rated Gran Torino R for language throughout, and some violence.

Run Time: 117 minutes

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Why is Gran Torino rated R? Gran Torino is rated R by the MPAA for language throughout, and some violence.

The film’s script contains a continuous stream of strong sexual expletives (some used in a sexual context) and derogatory racial slurs along with profanities, scatological slang, crude sexual language and terms of Christian Deity. Various gangs threaten individuals. A young man is burned on the face with a cigarette. A female character is raped and beaten (though the crime takes place off screen, her bruised and bloody body is seen). Other characters are pummeled, shot at and threatened (some blood is depicted). One man is shot repeatedly in the chest. A page from a pornographic magazine is briefly shown (no nudity and limited details are seen). Some scenes of crude sexual innuendo are portrayed along with frequent depictions of drinking, smoking and other tobacco use (including a teen smoking). The horrors of war are also briefly discussed.

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Gran Torino
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Coarse Language, Violence
Alberta 14A Language May Offend.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Young Children, Violence, Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Violence, Disturbing Content.
Quebec 13+ Violence
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Cast and Crew

Gran Torino is directed by and stars Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang..

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Gran Torino movie is June 9, 2009. Here are some details…

Release Date: 9 June 2009

Gran Torino races onto DVD in either full frame or widescreen presentations. Either version also offers two featurettes: Manning the Wheel and Gran Torino: More Than a Car.

Gran Torino is also driving onto Blu-ray. This 2-disc edition presents the movie in widescreen. Bonus extras includes four featurettes (Behind the Story, The Eastwood Way, Manning the Wheel and Gran Torino: More Than a Car), along with BD Live.

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