The Straight Story
- Original title
The Straight Story
- Running time
- 111 min.
- United States
John Roach, Mary Sweeney
Harry Dean Stanton,
Jane Galloway Heitz,
Kevin P. Farley,
Co-production United States-France; Studiocanal / Les Films Alain Sarde / The Picture Factory / Channel Four Films / Asymetrical Production / Ciby 2000
Drama | Old Age. Road Movie. Based On A True Story. Cult Movie. Independent Film (US)
- Synopsis / Plot
- 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.
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Actor (Richard Farnsworth)
: 2 Nominations for Golden Globe: Best Actor, OST
: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actor (Farnsworth) & Cinematography. 4 Nominations
: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Actor (Farnsworth). 4 Nominations
: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Best Int. Ind. Film - English Language
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