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 / Film4 Productions / 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
1999: Chicago Film Critics Association: 3 Nom., incl. Best Picture & Director
- Critics' reviews
- Movie Soulmates' ratings
so you can access movie recommendations tailored to your movie taste.
- Friends' ratings
so you can check out ratings by your friends, family members, and like-minded members of the FA community.
- Ranking Lists Position
Is the synopsis/plot summary missing? Do you want to report a spoiler, error or omission? Please send us a message
If you are not a registered user please send us an email to email@example.com
All copyrighted material (movie posters, DVD covers, stills, trailers) and trademarks belong to their respective producers and/or distributors.
For US ratings information please visit: www.mpaa.org www.filmratings.com www.parentalguide.org