The Straight Story (1999)

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.

  • David Lynch
  • John Roach
  • Mary Sweeney
themoviedb icon 7.8/10
  • Release Date: 1999-10-15
  • Views: 108
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 112
  • Budget: $10,000,000
  • Revenue: $6,203,044

Harry Dean Stanton

Lyle Straight, Alvin's Brother

Sissy Spacek

Rose Straight

Richard Farnsworth

Alvin Straight

John Farley

Thorvald Olsen

Kevin Farley

Harald Olsen

Everett McGill

Tom the John Deere Dealer

Jane Galloway Heitz

Dorothy, Straight's Next-Door Neighbor

Dan Flannery

Doctor Gibbons

Sally Wingert

Darla Riordan, Clermont Resident

Barbara Kingsley

Janet Johnson, Clermont Resident
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