Corrected entry: The gang members would've walked. Walt deliberately made it look like he pointed a gun at them. Any reasonable person would've thought he did. What were they supposed to, let him shoot them? And they wouldn't have even been charged with murder, they would've been charged with manslaughter.
Corrected entry: When looking at Walt's patient information sheet, his marital status indicates that he is married. However, Walt mentioned earlier in the movie that his wife died, which would make his marital status as widower, not married.
Corrected entry: At the end of the movie, Walt Kowalski draws a cigarette lighter out of his jacket with his right hand pretending it's a gun. He gets shot and dies with his arms extended outright. However, the lighter has magically changed to his left hand as Walt is seen from head down and on his back.
Corrected entry: Walt says he worked at the factory where his Gran Torino was built, and in fact installed the steering column on it. The Gran Torino in 1972 was built only at the Ford plant in Lorain, Ohio, at least two hours from Detroit, and Walt had been a long time resident of the Detroit neighborhood he lives in, as he stated he had seen its demise and an influx of immigrants. With other Ford factories being much closer, it's not likely he would commute that far. His pickup truck, in fact, was built in the Detroit area, and he much more likely would worked on it, instead of the Torino.
Corrected entry: The final credits roll over a background of an empty road. All of a sudden a very relentless stream of traffic appears. This is doubtless because there was only so long that the film crew were allowed to hold up the "real" traffic after shooting their closing scene. (01:50:00)
Corrected entry: The rifle Clint used was an M1 Garand. When he loaded the ammo clip into the top of the weapon, he forced the bolt closed by pushing it with the palm of his hand. This cannot be done. To load an ammo clip into a Garand, you must push the magazine in from the top as Clint did, but you must push it all the way down into the rifle with your thumb before the bolt will close. You must do this quickly or your thumb will get slammed between the face of the bolt and the chamber, which can break your thumb, or give you what is historically know as "Garand Thumb". Veterans of WWII and Korea would have spotted this immediately. (00:21:05)
Corrected entry: Walt's Gran Torino was built in Lorain, OH, not the Detroit area. Correctors like to say it is possible he could have been working in a plant closer to Detroit, such as Dearborn, (which in 1972 was building Mustangs) but want proof that Walt's two door fastback Gran Torino was not built in Detroit. It is not a matter of opinion or supposition, the information is available on the information plate of the car. One website submitted by a corrector only showed how to decipher the information on the data plate, and showed all the Ford plants in North America, not just where the Gran Torino was built. Contrary to the correction, this was not a key plot point in the movie, the plot doesn't fall apart because of it and the line about him installing the steering column is likely a mistake by the scriptwriter. As for proof the car was not built in the Detroit area: http://www.cleveland.com/movies/index.ssf/2009/01/clint_eastwood_in_gran_torino.html see the paragraph reading "Though the film is set in Michigan, it just as well could've been in Lorain - where the Torino was built in a now-closed Ford assembly plant. It rolled out more than 800,000 Torinos." another: http://www.usnews.com/blogs/planning-to-retire/2009/01/22/gran-torino-shut-out-of-oscars/comments/2 see the entry titled Gran Torino anachronism, from a former Ford employee telling where the Torinos were built. There are more examples I can give, but this entry is already too long. It is highly unlikely Walt would commute a minimum of two hours to work in Lorain when other Ford plants were closer, and it's more likely he would have built his pickup at the truck assembly in the Detroit area.
Corrected entry: When the white kid, Trey, gets harassed by the three black guys when he is walking down the street with Sue, Trey calls the black guys "bro." There is no way Walt Kowalski could have heard this part of the conversation as Walt had not even pulled up to the stop sign. So his dialog with Trey should not have taken place because there is no way he could have heard it. The part in question is "What's with all that bro sh*t anyway? You trying to be super spade?"
Corrected entry: There's a scene where Clint Eastwood is in the bathtub smoking. His dog, Daisy, stares at him as if he's doing something wrong. He tells her to stop staring at him because this was the first time he had ever smoked in the house. In a scene the night before, Clint is smoking while sitting in a chair.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Eastwood is in the Asian people's basement he stands by the washer for a brief moment, puts his drink down and walks toward Toad. When he is by Toad, he is holding his drink.
Corrected entry: Once again another corrector submits a correction on where the 1972 Torino was built, and tells us to get it right once and for all. Yes, lets. The website submitted by the corrector is for a 1971 Torino, the wrong year of the car in the movie. The 'Gran' part of Gran Torino didn't start until 1972. The website given also doesn't specify which models were built at which factory. In 1972, the Dearborn factory where the corrector suggests Walt may have worked was building Mustangs. The fact remains the Gran Torino 2-door fastback was built only in Lorain, OH. Clint Eastwood is a fine filmmaker, but as seen by other entries, there are still mistakes in the movie, which is the whole purpose of moviemistakes.com.
Corrected entry: Walt says he worked at the factory where his Gran Torino was built, and in fact installed the steering column on it. The Gran Torino factory was in Ohio, at least two hours from Detroit, and Walt had been a long time resident of the Detroit neighborhood he lives in, as he stated he had seen its demise and an influx of immigrants. With other Ford factories being much closer, it's not likely he would commute that far. There's a correction stating that the Torino was built in more than one factory, but that's wrong. The two door Gran Torino in 1972 was only built in Lorain, OH, much like the Neon was only built in Belvidere, IL, Corvettes are built only in Bowling Green, KY, and Camaros, for the last 2 generations were built in Canada. Not all Ford factories are equipped or tooled to make all models. It's much more likely Walt would have built his pickup truck at a Detroit factory over the Torino.
Corrected entry: When Walter goes outside to investigate the gang fight, he is holding the rifle in his left hand, but then it's suddenly in his right hand.
Corrected entry: When Walt is on the phone, his watch changes from the right hand to the left hand.