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The Straight Story

1999 Rated G 1hr 51m

When his brother, Lyle (Harry Dean Stanton), falls ill, Iowa farmer Alvin Straight (Oscar nominee Richard Farnsworth) pledges to go to Lyle's side -- despite being unable to drive -- armed with a riding lawnmower for transportation, a tent and unshakable determination. Leaving his mentally challenged daughter (Sissy Spacek) at home, Alvin sets out to cover the 300 miles to his brother's house in a weeks-long journey of healing and remembrance.

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Movie Details

2000 Independent Spirit Awards®
2000 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
2000 Academy Award®
General audiences. All ages admitted.
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround

Other features

Color; region 1 encoding; interactive menus; scene access; theatrical trailer