Question - What does the Gran Torino symbolize?

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The Gran Torino is a symbol of this; cars are for many men a point of connection. Some cars are passed on to the next generation and become a kind of family heirloom, a symbol of male lineage. By offering Thao his Gran Torino, Walt practically suggests "you are family". It handled like a block of ice with a steering wheel. It lacked even minimum corrosion proofing and so rusted with relish in northern climates. That this oaf of a car should be given the sporty-sounding but nonsensical Italian name Gran Torino -- meaning “great Turin” -- is a bleak joke. Walt locks Tao in the basement and goes to the gang's house. They come outside and draw their guns, and Walt takes out a cigarette. When he reaches for his air cav lighter they shoot him multiple times and he falls down dead. The police arrest the gang while Tao and his sister look on. Gran Torino is a recent melodrama directed and starring Clint Eastwood about a man befriending a Hmong family and saving them from the gang life ahead of the teenage Hmong boy. The film is about racism in modern America and how we can combat racism in the face of it. Drama Thriller

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Gran Torino isn't short because of old age only as his height has changed drastically and you can't say it's just because of old age. His quirk or his use of his quirk caused him several damages to his body.

https://screener.wordpress.com/2009/02/03/critics-who-dont-understand-that-gran-torino-is-a-comedy-a

Gran Torino not only differs from those films by being a comedy but also by quite self-consciously dealing with Clint Eastwood's screen persona. In Gran Torino, Clint Eastwood reimagines Dirty Harry as a retired Korean War veteran who is completely out of touch with the modern multicultural neighbourhood.

https://www.tripsavvy.com/about-gran-torino-and-hmong-1085130

Was the story based, even in part, on a real person's struggle in a Detroit neighborhood? The short answer is no. The original setting for the story was Minneapolis, Minnesota, home to screenwriter Nick Schenk, as well as a sizeable Hmong population.

https://www.cassville-democrat.com/story/1495481.html

The classic 1972 Gran Torino pictured above is now starring in the latest Clint Eastwood movie by the same name, "Gran Torino. " The car was once owned by Cassville businessman Jim Craig and made cameo appearances at the Dogwood Car Show and the Cassville Christmas Parade before it made its big screen debut.

https://whatsnewonnetflix.com/usa/7023/gran-torino-2008

Yes, Gran Torino is now available on American Netflix.

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Eastwood has been in films such as 'Dirty Harry' (1971), 'Million Dollar Baby' (2004), and 'Gran Torino' (2008). As of 2020, Clinton Eastwood's net worth is estimated to be roughly $375 million dollars. Eastwood is one of the most well-known actors in history.

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It is a movie about mortality as Walt is slowing down, succumbing to an unnamed disease causing him to cough up blood. According to IMDB: Earlier in the film Walt is seen to be coughing up blood, and also looking at test results/hospital admission forms, which suggests he is dying from lung cancer.

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Walt sacrifices himself so that the others might live. He offers his sacrifice so that a community could be viable.

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Kowalski seethes as his grandkids show disrespect at his wife's funeral held in St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 15020 Hampton Road in Grosse Pointe Park, east of Highland Park – and this is also where the film ends.

http://blogs.reuters.com/world-wrap/2009/01/22/clint-eastwoods-gran-torino-oscar-roadkill/

Clint Eastwood's “Gran Torino”: Oscar roadkill. Yet, Eastwood is a favorite of the Motion Picture Academy voters. He has won two best director and best film awards (“Unforgiven” and “Million Dollar Baby”), but never won for acting.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gran_Torino

The notion of a 78-year-old action hero may sound like a contradiction in terms, but Eastwood brings it off, even if his toughness is as much verbal as physical.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Torino

The Ford Torino is an automobile that was produced by Ford for the North American market between 1968 and 1976. It was a competitor in the intermediate market segment. The car was named after the city of Turin (Torino, in Italian), considered "the Italian Detroit".

March 12, 2009 (United Arab Emirates)