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The Straight Story

1999-10-15 | Drama
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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

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The Straight Story FAQ

The runtime of The Straight Story is 112 minutes.
The Straight Story won 2001 Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain, 2001 Fotogramas de Plata, 2001 Sant Jordi Awards, 2000 Association of Polish Filmmakers Critics Awards, 2000 Bodil Awards, 2000 British Independent Film Awards, 2000 Danish Film Awards (Robert), 2000 Film Independent Spirit Awards, 2000 Il Festival Nazionale del Doppiaggio Voci nell'Ombra, 2000 MovieGuide Awards and 6 others.
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 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 revenue of The Straight Story was 6,203,044 USD.
The release date of The Straight Story is October 15, 1999.
The genre of The Straight Story is Drama.
The certification of The Straight Story is G.
The director of The Straight Story is David Lynch.
The full version of The Straight Story is provided by Disney Plus , Amazon Video , YouTube , Google Play Movies , Apple iTunes , Vudu , Microsoft Store , DIRECTV , AMC on Demand
On November 26, 2021, 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 7.0/10.
On November 26, 2021, there were 5308 public reaction to The Straight Story including relaxed pace, stubborn character, slow tempo, intelligent character, languid pace.