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*Queensland Brides, Win 1 of 5 X Double Passes To Gran Torino*
Entry: W, Freq: Once Only, Ended 20/01

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Glenn10 - 5-1-2009 @ 09:48 PM

Entry was at: http://www.queenslandbrides.com.au/win/?id=140

Gran Torino Competition

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Thanks to Village Roadshow Pictures, we have 5 double passes to new film GRAN TORINO

Clint Eastwood directs and stars in the drama Gran Torino, marking his first film role since his Oscar®-winning film Million Dollar Baby. Eastwood portrays Walt Kowalski, an iron-willed and inflexible Korean War veteran living in a changing world, who is forced by his immigrant neighbors to confront his own long-held prejudices.

Retired auto worker Walt Kowalski fills his days with home repair, beer and monthly trips to the barber. Though his late wife’s final wish was for him to take confession, for Walt—an embittered veteran of the Korean War who keeps his M-1 rifle cleaned and ready—there’s nothing to confess. And no one he trusts enough to confess to other than his dog, Daisy.

The people he once called his neighbors have all moved or passed away, replaced by the Hmong immigrants, from Southeast Asia, that he despises. Resentful of virtually everything he sees—the drooping eaves, overgrown lawns and the foreign faces surrounding him; the aimless gangs of Hmong, Latino and African American teenagers who all think the neighborhood belongs to them; the callow strangers his children have grown up to be—Walt is just waiting out the rest of his life. Until the night someone tries to steal his `72 Gran Torino.

Still gleaming as it did the day Walt himself helped roll it off the assembly line decades ago, the Gran Torino brings his shy teenaged neighbor Thao (Bee Vang) into his life when Hmong gangbangers pressure the boy into trying to steal it.

But Walt stands in the way of both the heist and the gang, making him the reluctant hero of the neighborhood—especially to Thao’s mother and older sister, Sue (Ahney Her), who insist that Thao work for Walt as a way to make amends. Though he initially wants nothing to do with these people, Walt eventually gives in and puts the boy to work fixing up the neighborhood, setting into motion an unlikely friendship that will change both their lives.

Through Thao and his family’s unrelenting kindness, Walt eventually comes to understand certain truths about the people next door. And about himself. These people—provincial refugees from a cruel past—have more in common with Walt than he has with his own family, and reveal to him parts of his soul that have been walled off since the war…like the Gran Torin preserved in the shadows of his garage.

Queensland Brides have 5 double in season passes to give away to 5 lucky winners to the new film GRAN TORINO.

In Cinemas nationwide from January 22nd 2009.

For more information visit the official website - www.grantorinomovie.com.au

Competition closes - 20th January 2009.

To win, simply complete the entry form via the link above!

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Good luck everyone!!! :):):)


luckymeitsmyturntowin - 6-1-2009 @ 02:38 AM

Is anyone else getting errors after submitting QLD Bride entries recently? :(

Thanks for the comp Glenn10 :)


WhiteChocolate - 6-1-2009 @ 02:58 AM

I've been getting errors for the last couple of days


gypsy - 6-1-2009 @ 03:10 AM

Mine won't load & now K-KASH or the thread is taking forever even after stopping it .:(:o:(


lisap8520 - 6-1-2009 @ 08:14 AM

Mine has worked fine...


Katre - 12-1-2009 @ 10:38 AM

Thanks


Sands - 12-1-2009 @ 10:35 PM

mine worked, thanks for the comp :)