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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-December-2008 at 7:13AM
It opened in New York & L.A. last Fri Dec. 12th.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-December-2008 at 7:50AM
Sweet, can't wait to see it!!!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-December-2008 at 2:31PM
Its Out in Chicago tomorrow im hopefully going to see it Friday, only at one theater Downtown unfortunately 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-December-2008 at 4:12AM
Well, I just finished watching it. I must say that it was a great movie. Clint deserves to win the Oscar for best actor for sure, if not he had better be at least nominated.
 
A few good shots and a fair bit of dialogue regarding the Gran.
 
I'll be buying it for sure when it reaches dvd.
 
I'll give it a 9/10. Well done Mr. Eastwood, well done. Clap
 
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-December-2008 at 9:53AM
didnt get to see it today some of my friends because of the snow didnt go with the rest of us, oh well   hopefully i see it next week
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-December-2008 at 11:04AM
i saw this movie.... Clint is so nice actor!


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-December-2008 at 1:57AM
I am restoring a black on black '73 Torino Q-Code. 
Too bad Clint did not call and ask me LOL
Can't wait to see it, looks like a good movie with a way cooool car (of course)....
 
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Took my son to see it today. We had to drive over an hour to a theater that was showing it. Sacramento is not one of the selected Cities . It was worth the drive. The theater was packed and everyone seemed to enjoy the film.  I hope Eastwood gets some recognition at the Oscars.  Those of you looking for an action fix may be disappointed ,but it is a very good drama. The Gran Torino in the film was gorgeous! Hope mine will some day look as beautiful. I wonder who is the proud owner. Sure would be neat to see a nice Magazine write up. Hope JL or Mattel will step up and produce a good die cast collectible. I think it is long due for the one year only Torino

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-December-2008 at 7:45AM
we went amd saw it yesterday in Detroit. Theatre was packed!  a good film, Clint carried the movie. nobody else in the world can stare you down like him.     Who will be the first to have Clint Eastwood sign their green 72 sport?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-December-2008 at 2:21PM
hey, thanks for the movie clip.  it looks awesome.  i have a 72', all orignal only 22,000 miles on my 351c.  the only difference is that is the "ford glow" gold color.  i will also have the poster.  if anyone knows where we can get a copy of that, put it on here.  see ya.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-January-2009 at 6:16AM
Looks like wide release everywhere this weekend.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-January-2009 at 4:05PM
Just got back from the theatre in Windsor. Great movie. The packed house enjoyed it too. Clint is still the toughest guy around even at 82. He doesn't even have to do anything, just stare at you.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-January-2009 at 4:42PM
i just got back from the theater, all i can say is go see it!  Its extremely well written and directed, Clint plays the old grouchy neighbor perfectly.  I'm buying it on dvd when it comes out.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-January-2009 at 1:55AM
#1 movie on the weekend with 29 million! 40 since release.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-January-2009 at 6:36AM
the paper i read today said 29 million over the weekend. maybe 81million since its been released?
 
 so glad Clint was involved,  it wouldnt be the same film if say dustin hoffman was lead role.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-January-2009 at 9:26AM
Total gross since limited release is $40.1 million.  Here's a link:  http://www.mtv.com/movies/news/articles/1602521/story.jhtml  Paul~
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-January-2009 at 9:31AM

The official movie poster is now available on the Epic Theatres website.  Here's the link:   http://www.epictheatres.com/ At the bottom of the site there is a link that says buy movie posters.  The poster is 27 x 41 inches and is selling for $24.99.  I've bought posters from this site before and was very pleased each time.  I'd suggest passing on the framing options though because you can get frames for the movie posters cheaper through places like Michaels.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-January-2009 at 10:14AM

I am here in Iraq and I just watched it on DVD!

Only paid $3 for it too!
 
Anyone who has been here can tell you...
you can get any movie you want before it is no longer in the theaters!
 
I liked the movie!
The car was a co-star and just went to show Wally's old school ways and appreciation for keeping things taken care of! It did play a huge underlying role in this movie!
 
The car was/is BEAUTIFUL!!! and to see the laser stripe at night with the lights hitting it... WOW!
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-January-2009 at 3:48PM
Originally posted by sauser676 sauser676 wrote:

i just got back from the theater, all i can say is go see it!  Its extremely well written and directed, Clint plays the old grouchy neighbor perfectly.  I'm buying it on dvd when it comes out.
 
Maybe because he really is the grouchy old neighbor! LOL  I also heard this was great.  I got to get out more...just got back from a business trip yesterday...still tired from the time change (Vegas)...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-January-2009 at 4:29AM
Does any one remember the guys describing the car in the driveway? Did they say 429 Cobra Jet or 351 Cobra Jet?

Was this model actually built in Dearborn? I thought they were build up in Oakville?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-January-2009 at 7:45AM
351 Cobra Jet is what they said in the movie
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-January-2009 at 8:04AM
Ya, I couldn't believe that ricer punks even knew what a Corba Jet was.
Torinos were made in both Canada & USA. But not sure where.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-January-2009 at 3:29PM
new to the site, i love this place, already found some good information
 
i bought a 1973 gran torino sport 3 years ago... been driving it and enjoying it but will begin restoring it this year.  351 cleveland, fmx trans, it is beautiful and will be gorgeous when she is fixed up...
 
i saw the movie, it is great.  i am gonna go see it again this coming weekend and i will buy it when it comes out on dvd...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-January-2009 at 4:18PM
Welcome to the board Legend.
Create a new thread introducing yourself so you don't end up hijacking this thread.
Oh BTW...we LOVE TO SEE PICS AND HEAR STORIES! baout your Torino!!!!
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-January-2009 at 7:53AM
I went to see Gran Torino this weekend and was pleasantly surprised to see a packed house on a Saturday afternoon no less.  Clint Eastwood has always been one of my favorite actors and I thought his performance was Oscar-worthy; although, I have my doubts the Oscar voters will even nominate him.  I especially appreciated the closing credits' song, "Gran Torino" sung by Clint himself in character.  Finally, the 1972 GTS was as nice as I expected.  It was great to see our cars getting some positive attention/press.  For those of you who had asked in previous posts, here's a link for a 27 x 41 inch movie poster through epic theaters website.  See the link at the bottom right corner that says, buy posters.    http://www.epictheatres.com/
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-January-2009 at 1:51AM
Hard to believe it got beat out this week by some crap called "Mall Cop".
 
You know what would be cool. Besides posters, if someone brings out hats & t-shirts.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-January-2009 at 6:40AM
the movie has made 71 million bucks so far.   not too shabby. what did the 'dukes' movie or starsky and hutch make?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-January-2009 at 7:57AM
According to Boxofficemojo.com, Starsky made 88 million and Dukes made 80 million in their domestic run.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-January-2009 at 2:21AM
Ouch Well as I suspected, the Academy of Motion Pictures voters did not nominate Clint Eastwood for best actor for Gran Torino.  I'm disappointed, but not surprised.  If you'd like to see the list of the nominees, here's a link without comment, Paul:  http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Movies/01/22/oscar.nominations/
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-January-2009 at 6:30AM
Wink I'm not surprised.
Why would they want to nominate a film that has a car the supposedly brought down Detroit? LOL
 
 
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