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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.

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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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