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Clint Eastwood stars in "Gran Torino." Eastwood plays Walt Kowalski, a cranky, bigoted retiree who doesn't like his Hmong neighbors.

Crookston native co-writes story for Clint Eastwood film'Gran Torino'

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In his very first movie writing project, Crookston native Dave Johannson can find his name just below Clint Eastwood's on the publicity posters for "Gran Torino," the Hollywood icon's latest movie.


That's because Johannson, who works in sales for Centerpoint Energy, a Minneapolis utility company, shares story credit for "Gran Torino" with screenwriter Nick Schenk.

Did we mention this was Johannson's first foray into the movie writing business?

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