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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.

Directed by: David Lynch
Release date:1999-10-15
Runtime:112 minutes
Critics score:
Richard Farnsworth
Richard Farnsworth
Alvin Straight 
Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
Rose Straight 
Jane Galloway Heitz
Jane Galloway Heitz
Dorothy, Straight's Next-Door Neighbor 
Tracey Maloney
Tracey Maloney
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Also known as:
  • Prosta historia
  • The Straight Story (Una historia verdadera)
  • Um História Real
  • Una Storia Vera
  • Une histoire vraie