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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.

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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..
The runtime of The Straight Story is 112 minutes.
The release date of The Straight Story is October 15, 1999.
The certification of The Straight Story is G.
The director of The Straight Story is David Lynch.
The revenue of The Straight Story was 6,418,028 USD.
The casts of The Straight Story are Richard Farnsworth starring as Alvin Straight, Sissy Spacek starring as Rose Straight, Harry Dean Stanton starring as Lyle Straight, Everett McGill starring as Tom, Kevin Farley starring as Harald Olsen, John Farley starring as Thorvald Olsen.
On July 08, 2024, there were 5789 public reaction to The Straight Story including cantankerous, didactic, mawkish, most accessible, schmaltzy.
The genre of The Straight Story is Drama.
On July 08, 2024, the IMDB rating of The Straight Story is 8.0/10, Rotten Tomato rating is 94/100, Metacritic rating is 86/100, TMDB rating is 8.0/10.