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The Straight Story (1999)

G 12/02/1999 (DE) Drama 1h 52m

A true story that proves a little determination goes a very, very long way.

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

    Dorothy, Straight's Next-Door Neighbor

  4. Joseph A. Carpenter

    Bud

  5. Donald Wiegert

    Sig

  6. Tracey Maloney

    Nurse

  7. Dan Flannery

    Dan Flannery

    Doctor Gibbons

  8. Ed Grennan

    Pete

  9. View More

Full Cast & Crew

The Straight Story
The Straight Story

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $10,000,000.00

Revenue $6,203,044.00

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