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The Straight Story

1999 , 1h 52m
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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.

  • Director: David Lynch
  • Stars: Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Jane Galloway Heitz, Joseph A. Carpenter, Donald Wiegert

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18 wins58 nominations
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  • Academy Awards, USA

    Best Actor in a Leading Role

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    Best Original Score - Motion Picture

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    Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

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    The Straight Story FAQ

    On November 20, 2020, there were 5228 public reaction to The Straight Story including extraordinary, trademark style, signature style directing, more rewarding, overplayed role.
    The release date of The Straight Story is October 15, 1999.
    The certification of The Straight Story is G.
    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..
    The director of The Straight Story is David Lynch.
    The revenue of The Straight Story was 6,203,044 USD.
    The runtime of The Straight Story is 112 minutes.
    On November 20, 2020, the IMDB rating of The Straight Story is 8.0/10, Rotten Tomato rating is 95/100, Metacritic rating is 86/100, TMDB rating is 7/10.
    The casts of The Straight Story are Richard Farnsworth starring as Alvin Straight, Sissy Spacek starring as Rose Straight, Jane Galloway Heitz starring as Dorothy, Straight's Next-Door Neighbor, Joseph A. Carpenter starring as Bud, Donald Wiegert starring as Sig, Tracey Maloney starring as Nurse.
    The full version of The Straight Story is provided by Microsoft Store , Apple iTunes , FandangoNOW , YouTube , Vudu , DIRECTV , Google Play Movies , Disney Plus , Amazon Video
    The production budget of The Straight Story was 10,000,000 USD.
    The genre of The Straight Story is Drama.