The Straight Story


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Release Date: October 15, 1999Running Time: 111 mins.
MPAA Rating: GBox Office: $6,197,866.00
Genre: Drama

Cast:
Sissy Spacek
Jane Galloway Heitz
Joseph A Carpenter
Donald Wiegert

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Summary:
Alvin Straight was 73 when he got the call about his brother. Alvin couldn't see well enough to hold a driver's license. He walked only with the support of two canes. He didn't much care for anybody else helping him out. But when he got the call that his brother Lyle--separated from him by hundreds of miles and a decade a proud silence--had suffered a stroke, Alvin knew he had to reach him. With little money, there begins a one man's real journey across America's Heartland. Filmed along the 260-mile rout that the actual Alvin Straight traversed in 1994 from Laurens, Iowa to Mt. Zion, Wisconsin, the piece chronicles Alvin's patient odyssey and those he meets along the way. When not rolling ar... Full Summary >>

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