Classic cars from 1930 to 1980 launched today in ostrava, czech republic, june 16, 2015. Jan 25, 2011 bee vang, actor and secondyear student at brown university, and dr. Along with the large underlying theme of life and death throughout the film i think it also has many biblicalreligious themes. Like any other good movie, gran torino contains a lot of symbolism within its story. Clint eastwoods hit movie gran torino is resurrecting interest in a ford motor co.
This 1972 gran torino became an movie star in 2008 when it was featured in the movie of the same name, gran torino. When i got there they asked me how tall i was, i replied 60. The 72 torino also appeared in the movie, fast and furious, the next year in. Dave beckett, from monett, looks over a gran torino he first purchased in 1972. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free. My company and car are celebrating 40th anniversaries. Find out when and where you can watch gran torino on tv with the full listings schedule at. 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. Display as images display as list make and model make and year year category importancerole date added new ones first movie title.
In fact, several of fomocos best option boxes were ticked on the movie car. Are you trying to find 1972 ford gran torino values. Ford gran torino 1972this is the best looking year for the. Owned by fictional character walk kolowski, a community patriarch who remembers when men were men, it becomes a source of strength for a character running light on muscle. Jun 11, 2009 an interview with don ripple, who was the picture car mechanic on clint eastwoods film gran torino. Classics on autotrader is your onestop shop for the best classic cars, muscle cars, project cars, exotics, hot rods, classic trucks, and old cars for sale. A quick craigslist search will yield an overwhelming amount of torinos, but you can purchase this replica of starskys gran torino right now. Louisa schein, hmong media expert, discussed the truth of what happened behind the scenes of the movie gran torino.
And its about americans of different races growing more open to one another in the new century. This was eastwoods first starring role since 2004s million dollar baby. The 72 torino also appeared in the movie, fast and furious, the next year in 2009. He befriends a korean boy who attempts to steal his car due to peer pressure from a local gang. Clint eastwoods gran torino is about a racist old man named walt who overcomes his prejudice by helping his teenager neighbor thao. The classic and gorgeous magnum 500 wheels wrapped in bf goodrich whiteletter, radial tires are present as is the fulllength gold laser stripe down the sides of the car, replete with the gran torino. Jan 09, 2009 he is a korean war veteran whose prize possession is a 1972 gran torino he keeps in mint condition. The car, featured in the clint eastwood movie gran torino, is now on display at warner brothers studios. Jul 31, 2018 the seller caught my eye with this 1972 ford gran torino sport, which does look an awful lot like the movie car in the clint eastwood film, gran torino. Today we feature the 1975 ford gran torino from the tv show starsky and hutch. Disgruntled korean war veteran walt kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, thao lor, a hmong teenager who tried to steal kowalskis prized possession.
Movie cars typically have an aura attached to them and kowalskis gran torino. We have a very clean 1968 ford torino gt grand touring convertible for sale. Gran torino is een amerikaanse dramafilm uit 2008 onder regie van clint. This doesnt involve some kind of grand transformation. T he ford gran torino earned its footnote in pop culture history when a ketchupred 75 model with a white racing stripe was featured every week in the tv cop show starsky and hutch. This car model was the very first brand new car that i owned in either 72 or 73. Eastwood directs with his usual understated mastery. Gran torino is an awardwinning 2008 american drama film, directed and produced by clint eastwood. Famous movie cars you can own on a budget home blog car buying famous movie cars you can own on a budget. Mar, 2009 get gran torino movie complete list of awards won and nominations. There are 12 classic ford gran torinos for sale today on. Hollywood classic starsky and hutch 1975 for gran torino. Ford torino history, production, models, engines, design.
These subjects probably lay the most common groundwork of the entire movie industry, but they are addressed in this film in a way that makes those ideas seem completely original. When his neighbor thao lor bee vang, a young hmong teenager under pressure from his gang member cousin, tries to steal his gran torino, kowalski sets out to reform the youth. The website given also doesnt specify which models were built at which factory. Stripes were typically added to the side panels which visually lengthened the car, making it look more streamlined. He is a korean war veteran whose prize possession is a 1972 gran torino he keeps in mint condition. There were several gran torinos provided by ford through the series run from 1974 to 1976. The hmong gang, at that point, tries to persuade thao to join them. It was a big fat 76 smoggedout luxury liner with lipstick and a cute little light on top. Ford gran torino classics for sale classics on autotrader. The gang drags thao off his porch in an attempt to assault him. The hagerty classic car valuation tool is designed to help you learn how to value your 1972 ford gran torino and assess the current state of the classic car market. The classic and gorgeous magnum 500 wheels wrapped in bf goodrich whiteletter, radial tires are present as is the fulllength gold laser stripe down the sides of the car, replete with the gran torino sport moniker. Bee vang, actor and second year student at brown university, and dr.
The ford torino is an automobile that was produced by ford for the north american market between 1968 and 1976. Why the 1972 ford gran torino sport was fords best mid. An interview with don ripple, who was the picture car mechanic on clint eastwoods film gran torino. Upon reflection it becomes quite apparent this was the perfect pick for walt kowalskis pride and joy. For years, television has comissioned custom vehicles to be used on shows. The torino nameplate debuted in 1968, and an allnew version called. Among the torinos destroyed was that 429 fourspeed car. Use classics on autotraders intuitive search tools to find the best classic car, muscle car, project car, classic truck, or hot rod.
Gran torino movie tv listings and schedule tv guide. Gran torino is a brilliant movie from start to finish, i cant believe i waited so long to watch it, its completely different to what i expected, two thirds of the film had a very light tone at. The seller caught my eye with this 1972 ford gran torino sport, which does look an awful lot like the movie car in the clint eastwood film, gran torino. Click here to begin slideshow really nice car, isnt it. The symbolism in gran torino is highly clustered around the main setting of the suburban neighborhood in detroit, michigan. I drove down to birmingham michigan to apply to work as background on gran torino. Thaos initiation is to steal walts prized car, a 1972 gran torino sport.
At first glance, one would notice integrated hood scoop. Shop millions of cars from over 21,000 dealers and find the perfect car. In 1972, the dearborn factory where the corrector suggests walt may have worked was building. These questions are complex, validand far too important to let one movie, no matter how well made, answer them for you. Ole walt didnt like very many people, but he sure loved his mint condition, dark green, 1972 gran torino. True, jim rockfords firebird wasnt special either, but at least it was a sports.
Eastwoods staff found the car online, and warner brothers bought the car through a classic car dealer on ebay. Directed by 1 writing credits 3 cast 63 produced by 7 music by 2 cinematography. Were back with our regular wednesday feature, hollywood classic cars. The 1970 torino was so well received that it was voted motor trend magazines car of the year. However only 92,033 were gran torino sport models, like the one featured in the movie. While one would not be hardpressed to identify other pieces of symbolism in gran torino, the three addressed here are definitely some of the most important. There are cars that are famous for their classic appeal and there are cars that are famous because they appeared in a movie or television show. A critical and commercial success, the movie was entirely filmed in metro detroit, united states. With sue at his side, thao manages to verbally confront them to no avail. The gran torino has a starring role in the film with the same name, which is quite. Gran torino is a tale with many facets to it,such as the loss of male identity that was orginally brought about by working in skilled bluecollar employment which eastwoods character didhe was a ford auto worker in the movie and the male characteristics and bonding that this employment developed,and the repercussions regarding the decline and. How many movies do you know that the title of the film is the same as the feature car.
It has a rebuilt 5 liter 302 v8 engine with 4 barrel carb and rebuilt automatic transmission. This 1972 gran torino became an movie star in 2008 when it was. It was a competitor in the intermediate market segment. Symbolism in gran torino essay sample sample essays. The gran torino was an itermediate size car built by the ford motor company from 1972 to 1976. Themes such as confession for sin, loving ones neighbor, and the gift of sacrifice for those close to you. Also read complete information on national award, filmfare awards, cine awards, iifa, screen awards, and more for best actor. A look at the 1972 ford gran torino sport from the clint eastwood film, gran torino. The car was named after the city of turin torino, in italian, considered the italian detroit.
Unless the film title is completely about the car, its pretty rare. Fords gran torino relives musclecar heyday wardsauto. Its not a grand farewell, but it is a good, solid drama about understanding, repentance, tolerance, and change. In addition to other various models, 1969 saw the introduction of the fairlane cobra, a car which would be considered a racing legend in years to come. Walt interrupts the robbery, pointing a rifle in thaos face and forcing him to flee. Walt kowalskis neighborhood, in gran torino, has an obvious shift in culture, class, and stigma. Ford torino classics for sale classics on autotrader. Thanks to helmuth schrader, the chief designer, the lincoln ls broke the model out of the brands dated and stodgy image, and became a genuine hit.
Feb 19, 2009 t he ford gran torino earned its footnote in pop culture history when a ketchupred 75 model with a white racing stripe was featured every week in the tv cop show starsky and hutch. The website submitted by the corrector is for a 1971 torino, the wrong year of the car in the movie. The story focuses on walt kowalski, an angry, widowed war veteran, and people from the hmong community. Ford produced a lot of muscle cars during the golden era but its best midsize muscle car was the 1972 gran torino sport which was produced when horsepower was falling just as fast as muscle car. In the area around the barbershop, vehicle traffic had to be stopped for three to five minutes at a time, so traffic in the area slowed down.
It involves starting to see the gooks next door as people you love. Youre in luckwell, at least you can get the first part down. From the rear, the 1972 gran torino looks quite massive. This car had a futuristic design which immediately gained public interest due to its masculine fish mouth grill design. This 1972 gran torino became an movie star in 2008 when it. Gran torino, which eastwood has said will mark his last acting role, succeeds in many areas while falling flat in others. What year gran torino was used in the movie gran torino.
The importance of this shift however, is not as evident. Its about the belated flowering of a mans better nature. This film should spark struggle, not certitude in its audience. I think this is light enough to list this as 1972 ford f100. Gran torino opened in a limited theatrical release in the united states on december 12, 2008, before expanding wide on january 9, 2009. Because in this movie, the very nastiest bad guy you know, the chief henchman who.
The seller purports their 1976 gran torino to have 42,000 original miles and absolutely zero rust. Ford torino in movies and tv series page 119 next display options. The film is about racism in modern america and how we can combat racism in the face of it. The film costars christopher carley, bee vang and ahney her. Gran torino actor reveals behindthescenes racism the. The 197071 torino cobras, the 1969 torino talladega, the 1970 king cobra, the 19681971 torino gt convertibles, and the 1969 cobras are the most collectible torino muscle cars. The 1969 torino carried mainly the same lines and designations as the car from the previous year.
Spoiler alert an old man is very racist toward a very specific ethnic group koreans in part because he fought in the korean war. The car in clint eastwoods recently released movie, gran torino, is a green twodoor fastback 1972 gran torino sport. A year later, he became the first person to exceed 600 mph. When a hispanic gang confronts thao, the hmong gang, led by thaos older cousin spider doua moua, helps thao by frightening the hispanic gang and forcing them to flee. The gran part of gran torino didnt start until 1972.
Clint eastwoods gran torino is hollywoods coolest car. A look at the 1972 ford gran torino sport from the clint eastwood film. There were 496,645 torinos produced by ford in 1972. As ive pointed out before, the car is 1972 gran torino sport. The ford gran torino has an understated appeal, all the while meaning nothing but business underneath the hood. Because, to main character walt kowalski, played by clint eastwood, this 1972 gran torino sport is his most prized possession. Yes the movie title was gran torino but if you look at the car more closely in the movie it definitely says gran torino sport on the car side panel near the doors. On imdb tv, you can catch hollywood hits and popular tv series at no cost. The famous red car used in the hit american movie and tv show starsky and hutch.69 590 1304 907 1114 239 709 334 535 1050 1425 800 1356 1323 1494 1316 1281 294 492 280 638 222 1534 767 82 1290 24 863 437 659 1052 582 808 471 1149