The Straight Story

The Straight Story (1999)

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1h 52min
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Richard Farnsworth
Alvin Straight
Sissy Spacek
Rose Straight
Jane Galloway Heitz
Dorothy, Straight's Next-Door Neighbor
Dan Flannery
Doctor Gibbons
Gil Pearson
Sun Ray Tours Bus Driver
Everett McGill
Tom the John Deere Dealer
James Cada
Danny Riordan, Clermont Resident
Sally Wingert
Darla Riordan, Clermont Resident
Barbara Kingsley
Janet Johnson, Clermont Resident
Jim Haun
Johnny Johnson, Clermont Resident
Kevin Farley
Harald Olsen
John Farley
Thorvald Olsen
Leroy Swadley
Bar Patron
Ralph Feldhacker
Farmer on Tractor
Harry Dean Stanton
Lyle Straight, Alvin's Brother
Wiley Harker
Verlyn Heller


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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