The Straight Story

The Straight Story (1999)


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.

Director: David Lynch
Writers: John Roach, Mary Sweeney.

Release Date: 1999-10-15
Status: Released
Run time: 112 min / 1:52
Budget: $10,000,000
Production Companies : Walt Disney Pictures, Asymmetrical Productions, Channel Four Films, CiBy 2000, Les Films Alain Sarde, StudioCanal, The Picture Factory, The Straight Story, Inc, Canal+
Production Country: United States of America



Richard Farnsworth
Alvin Straight
Sissy Spacek
Rose Straight
Jane Galloway Heitz
Dorothy, Straight's Next-Door Neighbor
Joseph A. Carpenter
Donald Wiegert
Tracey Maloney
Dan Flannery
Doctor Gibbons
Ed Grennan
Jack Walsh
Gil Pearson
Sun Ray Tours Bus Driver
Barbara June Patterson
Woman on Bus
Everett McGill
Tom the John Deere Dealer
James Cada
Danny Riordan, Clermont Resident
Sally Wingert
Darla Riordan, Clermont Resident
Barbara Kingsley
Janet Johnson, Clermont Resident
Jim Haun
Johnny Johnson, Clermont Resident
Kevin Farley
Harald Olsen
John Farley
Thorvald Olsen
Leroy Swadley
Bar Patron
Ralph Feldhacker
Farmer on Tractor
Harry Dean Stanton
Lyle Straight, Alvin's Brother
Anastasia Webb
John Lordan
Matt Guidry


Directing David Lynch Director
Production Pierre Edelman Executive Producer
Production Neal Edelstein Producer
Production Michael Polaire Executive Producer
Production Mary Sweeney Producer
Camera Freddie Francis Director of Photography
Editing Mary Sweeney Editor
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
Writing John Roach Screenplay
Writing Mary Sweeney Screenplay
Sound Angelo Badalamenti Music
Sound David Lynch Sound Designer
Sound Ronald Eng Sound Designer
Editing Hilary Schroeder First Assistant Editor

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