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The Straight Story (1999)

The Straight Story
7.7 Rating
(424 ratings)
8 IMDB rating

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Dan Flannery

Dan Flannery

Doctor Gibbons


Written by
John Roach

John Roach

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Mary Sweeney

Mary Sweeney

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Decent film... but had an awful ending.

4 years, 7 months ago at Jan 31 10:11
I had high expectations with this film because of it being a film from an odd yet terrific filmmaker. One thing I was a bit worried about was its complete difference compared to the films he has done in the past. When I did see it, I was very disappointed with it because it seemed a very dull, plain and meaningless film. As the film ended, I was so annoyed with it because didnt show what he was se... read more
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"The Straight Story" chronicles a trip made by 73-year-old Alvin Straight from Laurens, Iowa, to Mt. Zion, Wis., in 1994 while riding a lawn mower. The man undertook his strange journey to mend his relationship with his ill, estranged, 75-year-old brother Lyle.
Release date: 3 November 1999
UPC: 717951010117
Drama (14), 1999 (9), Adventure (7), 1990s (7), Biography (7), Road Trip (6), France (6), Brother Brother Relationship (5), UK (5), Usa (5), Road Movie (4), Avant Garde (3), SnP (3), Mississippi River (3), 90s (3), English (3), Sort (3), Hat (3), Highway (3), Campfire (3)
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"Sweet movie by David Lynch about a 73 year old man named Alvin Straight who, in 1994, takes off on a journey to Mount Zion, Wisconsin from Laurens, Iowa on his riding mower to make peace with his estranged brother, Lyle, after Lyle suffers a stroke. Alvin can barely see because of diabetes and for this reason does not have a driver's license, and the only grown child that seems to be in the picture has developmental/neurological problems. So off Alvin sets on his riding mower. The first mower do"


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