The Straight Story

The Straight Story (1999)

"A true story that proves a little determination goes a very, very long way."
TMDb Score
78
G 1 hr 52 minSep 3rd, 1999Drama

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
Starring
Richard Farnsworthas Alvin Straight
Sissy Spacekas Rose Straight
Jane Galloway Heitzas Dorothy, Straight's Next-Door Neighbor

Movie Details

Original Language:English
Production Companies:Walt Disney Pictures, Asymmetrical Productions, Channel Four Films, Les Films Alain Sarde, StudioCanal, The Picture Factory, The Straight Story, Inc, Canal+, CiBy 2000
Movie Tags:biographyfamily