Overview

A retired farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight learns one day that his distant brother Lyle has suffered a stroke and may not recover. Alvin is determined to make things right with Lyle while he still can, but his brother lives in Wisconsin, while Alvin is stuck in Iowa with no car and no driver's license. Then he hits on the idea of making the trip on his old lawnmower, thus beginning a picturesque and at times deeply spiritual odyssey.

  1. David Lynch

    Director

  2. Mary Sweeney

    Screenplay

  3. John Roach

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Richard Farnsworth

    Richard Farnsworth

    Alvin Straight

  2. Sissy Spacek

    Sissy Spacek

    Rose Straight

  3. Jane Galloway Heitz

    Jane Galloway Heitz

    Dorothy, Straight's Next-Door Neighbor

  4. Joseph A. Carpenter

    Bud

  5. Donald Wiegert

    Sig

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The Straight Story
The Straight Story

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Status Released

Release Information

  • September 3, 1999
    G
    Premiere

    Meaning

    All ages admitted. There is no content that would be objectionable to most parents. This is one of only two ratings dating back to 1968 that still exists today.

  • October 11, 1999
    G
    Premiere

    Meaning

    All ages admitted. There is no content that would be objectionable to most parents. This is one of only two ratings dating back to 1968 that still exists today.

  • October 15, 1999
    G
    Theatrical (limited)

    Meaning

    All ages admitted. There is no content that would be objectionable to most parents. This is one of only two ratings dating back to 1968 that still exists today.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 52m

Budget $10,000,000.00

Revenue $6,203,044.00

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