The Straight Story

The Straight Story

A true story that proves a little determination goes a very, very long way. Oct. 15, 1999 France, UK, USA 112 Min. G
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David Lynch


Richard Farnsworth isAlvin Straight
Alvin Straight
Sissy Spacek isRose Straight
Rose Straight
Dan Flannery isDoctor Gibbons
Doctor Gibbons
Gil Pearson isSun Ray Tours Bus Driver
Sun Ray Tours Bus Driver


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.

Original title The Straight Story
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