Gran Torino script
Gran Torino (2008)
Synopsis: Retired auto worker and Korean War vet Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) fills emptiness in his life with beer and home repair, despising the many Asian, Latino and black families in his neighborhood. Walt becomes a reluctant hero when he stands up to the gangbangers who tried to force an Asian teen to steel Walt's treasured car. An unlikely friendship develops between Walt and the teen, as he learns he has more in common with his neighbors than he thought.

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6.

7 CONTINUED:
7

ASHLEY:

So, what are you like going to do

with it like, when... you die?

Walt lights up a smoke -

WALT:

Jesus, Joseph and Mary.

Walt pulls the cover back over the Gran Torino.

ASHLEY:

Then what about that super cool

retro couch in the den, I’m going

to State next year and I don’t

have, like, any furniture?

Walt walks out without commenting.

8 BACK IN WALT’S HOUSE 8

The doorbell rings and Walt opens the door. Standing

there is TAO, a sixteen-year-old HMONG boy. Walt scowls.

TAO is slight, he has long hair, long lashes, but is very

good-looking --like an Asian Johnny Depp.

WALT:

Who the hell are you?

TAO:

(very quietly)

I’m Tao, I live next door.

WALT:

What?! Speak up, boy, get the

shit out of your mouth. What do

you want?

TAO:

Do you have jumper cables? My

uncle’s car is old and...

WALT:

No. And have some goddamned

respect, zipper head, we’re

mourning over here.

Walt slams the door in Tao’s face.

Walt turns and is suddenly cornered by Father Janovich.

Walt hates situations like this.

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7.

8 CONTINUED:
8

FATHER JANOVICH:

How you holding up, Walt?

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Nick Schenk

Nick Schenk (born November 12, 1965) is an American screenwriter. His script for the 2008 film Gran Torino was named "Best Screenplay" by the National Board of Review in late 2008. more…

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