• Oct 24, 2008
The first official trailer for Clint Eastwood's latest film, Gran Torino, which opens on December 17, has arrived over at Apple's movie trailer web page. Available in a variety of sizes including HD, but unfortunately not embedable, the trailer shows Clint using the gruffest voice possible to disparage the Asian family who moved in next door. Clint's character, however, becomes a hero after saving their teenage son. How does he do that? By pointing a shotgun at some gang bangers and saying, "Get off my lawn." Classic, classic Clint. The title character of the movie, Clint's 1972 Gran Torino Sport, makes an appearance in the trailer, but it's quick and there's no mention of how the car fits into the larger plot. Who cares? Clint Eastwood and a classic muscle car are enough star power to get us to watch. Throw in Asian gangs and a shotgun and you've got our Oscar vote. Click here to watch the trailer over at Apple.

[Source: Apple via Dumb Drum]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      The spit scene reminded me of "Tho Outlaw Josey Wales". Coincidence? ;)
      Otherwise, good trailer. Looks like the film is well worth it, if I can find a cinema that'll show it in the OV (German dubs generally suck, I prefer OVs).
      • 6 Years Ago
      That's some gang they got there... rolling in a POS ricer Honda. Nice.

      Eastwood looks cool in it though. Worth a watch for sure.
      • 6 Years Ago
      My god... It's been so long since I've seen a mean looking Clint Eastwood on screen. He looks saltier than he did in Heartbreak Ridge. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if his character comes across like an older update of Gunny Highway.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Heartbreak Ridge... had a solid cast & I liked that one

        I believe this movie was filmed in Detroit... the local press had stories of how Eastwood cast locals for select roles. Haven't seen many Asian gangs ridin' through MoTown... but perhaps they filmed in Detroit & called it Chicago??
      • 6 Years Ago
      He sounds like Batman. Looks like a pretty cool movie though. Tough old guy schools some trouble making kids.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Looks sick ... ahah they got a poor lookin civic
      • 6 Years Ago
      A 1972 Gran Torino is a MUSCLE CAR??? (Per the original post.)

      Yikes...that's poetic license.
      • 6 Years Ago
      His last name is Kowalski? Wasn't that the name of the character in Vanishing Point? Weird.

      Also, I don't get the windows zealots complaining about Quicktime. It is a STANDARD. Bloatware? How? I've had it installed on my windows machine for the past 5 years, no problems, no bloat. You Microsoft fanbois are really annoying. Install quicktime, watch the video, unplug from the computer, and try to go talk to some girls in real life. You are pathetic.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Seems like a subtle jab at ricers if you ask me :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      There is actually a decent Hmong population in Detroit. The riced out Civic really is not out of place for a Hmong gang in Detroit. I am so stoked for this movie.
      • 6 Years Ago
      FYI, not a shotgun. That was a WWII era M1 Garand Rifle.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Indeed, that is an M1 Garand.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Video is in a proprietary format (QT). Lame.

        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah Apple smoked Micro-crap in video & music software... gave the world I-tunes & the I-phone...

        ... what tools they are for them to promote Quick Time on their own site! Please! Every movie studio has a website to promote their movies... I'm sure Eastwood has a WMV version for you to review.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Played fine for me in MPC w/ ffdshow. So, no, its not proprietary. :)
        • 6 Years Ago
        I have MPC and ffdshow.

        But I did not get that far, because clicking the '480' '720' or '1080' buttons doesn't do anything at all. I browsed to other trailers on that website and found that the '480' '720' and '1080' buttons also don't do anything for any other movie. The SD buttons at least function to pop up a window demanding that a QT plugin be installed.

        Being charitable, the HD buttons may do something if I install Apple's bloatware. Or perhaps they just don't work at all.

        Thank you, Mac zealot, for chiming with hate for "Micro-crap" and praise for the iPhone as sound reasoning for why they Apple is unwilling to present this content in a polite manner as nearly every other website is able to do.
        • 6 Years Ago
        This is America Dan... freedom of choice & embracing the group that builds the superior product. Mac zealot? O.K. if you want to name call....

        ...I researched my needs when I bought my computer & yes, I paid a few hundred more for an OS that was designed around software that was been crudely copied by MS where possible.

        Enough about computers & back to the subject... I'm sure if you would like to view what us, "Mac Zealots" viewed effortlessly...

        ...I'm sure Mr Eastwood's website for Gran Torino has a WMV trailer for you to review. BTW, I have both QT & WMV because the WWW is not Mac dominated.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like a good movie, but aside from the name it doesn't seem to have much more to do with cars than any other movie... you guys going to keep promoting a pretty much unrelated subject here on your automotive blog?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Haha, Clint is doing the most gruffest voice he can possibly do. I love it when he snarls to get off his lawn.
      Not entirely realistic that there are gangs lame enough that 77 year olds can go around beating them up, but still it looks like it's going to be a pretty decent movie. And the nursing home bit from the trailer is pretty funny too.
      Then again I can already see where the ending is going to go, lol. His character probably won't ever have to go to a nursing home because of him saving the Chinese kids or whatever. Whether that's cuz he dies badass or it's because the Chinese neighbors consider him family for saving the kids is still up in the air though.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Lame enough that even a 77 yr old can take them on?

        This is Clint mother****ing Eastwood, dude. He'll take on all the gangs that hell can throw at him if he wants. He eats concertina wire and pisses napalm.
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