Eastwood wanted Hmong as cast members, so casting director Ellen Chenoweth enlisted Hmong organizations and set up calls in Detroit, Fresno and Saint Paul; Fresno and Saint Paul have the two largest Hmong communities in the United States, while Detroit also has an appreciable population of Hmong. And so that bothered me. Archived from the original on June 12, Archived from the original on November 4, His house goes to the church and his cherished Gran Torino goes to Thao, with the condition that he does not modify the vehicle.
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Putting a cigarette in his mouth, he asks for a light, then puts his hand in the pocket of his jacket and provocatively pulls it out as if he were holding a gun, causing the gang members to shoot and kill him. Culture and Customs of the Hmong. Views Read Edit View history. He said "there is no real reason for us to be Hmong in the script" and that even though Walt Kowalski had fought in Korea, he had still confused the Hmong with Koreans and other Asian ethnic groups. It disturbed me quite a lot, but at the end of the day it was just a script. Walt thwarts the theft with his M1 Garand rifle and subsequently develops a relationship with the boy and his family. According to Schenk, aside from changing Minneapolis references to Detroit references, the production headed by Eastwood "didn't change a single syllable" in the script.