The Straight Story

The Straight Story (1999)

A true story that proves a little determination goes a very, very long way.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1999-10-15
  • User Rating: 7.7/10 from 1042 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 52min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Walt Disney Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
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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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    Sound Doug Jackson Sound Effects Editor
    Directing David Lynch Director
    Sound David Lynch Sound Designer
    Writing John Roach Screenplay
    Writing Mary Sweeney Screenplay
    Editing Mary Sweeney Editor
    Production Mary Sweeney Producer
    Production Pierre Edelman Executive Producer
    Production Neal Edelstein Producer
    Production Michael Polaire Executive Producer
    Sound Angelo Badalamenti Original Music Composer
    Camera Freddie Francis Director of Photography
    Production Jane Alderman Casting
    Production Lynn Blumenthal Casting
    Art Jack Fisk Production Design
    Art Barbara Haberecht Set Decoration
    Costume & Make-Up Patricia Norris Costume Design
    Sound Walter Spencer Music Editor
    Art Chris Kennedy Assistant Art Director
    Sound Ronald Eng Sound Designer
    Sound John Neff Sound Re-Recording Mixer
    Costume & Make-Up W.T. Zacha Costume Supervisor
    Costume & Make-Up Bob Harper Makeup Artist
    Editing Hilary Schroeder First Assistant Editor