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The Straight Story

Rating:G
Genre:Drama, Family, Action/Adventure
Release Date:October 15, 1999
Running time:111 minutes
Cast:Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Harry Dean Stanton, Jane Galloway Heitz, Everett McGill
Director:David Lynch
Producer:Mary Sweeney, Neal Edelstein
Writer:John Roach, Mary Sweeney
Distributor:Buena Vista Pictures

Description: From director David Lynch comes a lyrical portrait of one man's real journey across America's Heartland. Filmed along the 260-mile route that the actual Alvin Straight traversed in 1994 from Laurens, Iowa to Mt. Zion, Wisconsin, "the Straight story" chronicles Alvin's patient odyssey and those he meets along the way. When not rolling along at five miles an hour aboard his '66 John Deere, Alvin encounters a number of strangers, from a teenage runaway to a fellow World War II veteran. By sharing his life's earned wisdom with simple stories, Alvin has a profound impact on these characters that color his pilgrimage.

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