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The Straight Story

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The Straight Story
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111 min.
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United States United States
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Co-production United States-France;
Genre
Drama | Based on a true story. Small Town Life (North-american). Road Movie. Old Age / Elderly. Independent Film (US). Cult Movie
Synopsis
A 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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Awards
1999: Nominated for Oscar: Best Actor (Richard Farnsworth)
1999: 2 Nominations for Golden Globe: Best Actor, OST
1999: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
1999: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actor (Farnsworth) & Cinematography. 4 Nominations
1999: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Nominated for Best Actor (Farnworth)
1999: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Actor (Farnsworth). 4 Nominations
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The Straight Story
1999
David Lynch
7.8
(43,448)
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