The Straight Story

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The Straight Story

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The Straight Story

Release Date: October 15, 1999

Year    :   1999
Slogan    :   «A true story that proves a little determination goes a very, very long way.»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Walt Disney Pictures, Canal+, CiBy 2000, Channel Four Films, Asymmetrical Productions, Les Films Alain Sarde, The Picture Factory, StudioCanal, The Straight Story, Inc
Director    :   David Lynch
Producers    :   Mary Sweeney, Pierre Edelman, Neal Edelstein, Michael Polaire, Jane Alderman, Lynn Blumenthal
Writers    :   John Roach, Mary Sweeney
RunTime    :   112 mins.
Budget    :   10000000
Revenue    :   6203044

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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