The Resource The Straight story
- The Straight story
- Statement of responsibility
- Walt Disney Pictures ; a Picture Factory production in association with Le Studio Canal+ and Film Four ; produced by Mary Sweeney, Neal Edelstein ; written by John Roach & Mary Sweeney ; directed by David Lynch
- Based on a true story about 73-year-old Alvin Straight who embarks on a dangerous and emotional journey to make amends with his 75-year-old brother Lyle before his brother dies. Alvin can no longer drive a car because of his eyesight and has to walk with 2 canes, but he climbs aboard his 1966 John Deere lawnmower and drives the 260-mile course from Laurens, Iowa to Mt. Zion, Wis
- Awards note
- New York Film Critics Circle: best actor (Farnsworth), best cinematography; 1999 Screen International Award: best picture (Non-European).
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- Credits note
- Director of photography, Freddie Francis ; editor, Mary Sweeney ; music, Angelo Badalamenti
- Language note
- Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Harry Dean Stanton
- Target audience
- live action
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