The Straight Story
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1999
Director: David Lynch
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 717951-010117
Running time: 1:52 (112 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: November 07, 2000
Collection type: Owned (#1327)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 15, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 6 / 10
Overview
Based on the true story that captured the hearts of America, The Straight Story is one of those rare films offering powerful, uplifting entertainment for audiences of all ages. Directed by acclaimed, two-time Academy Award® nominee* David Lynch (Wild At Heart, Twin Peaks), this gentle, inspiring film celebrates the human spirit.

Academy Award® nominee** Richard Farnsworth (Misery, The Natural) stars as Alvin Straight — a no-nonsense man who has never been one to lean on others. Now at an age when his eyesight denies him the ability to drive, and walking is accomplished only with the help of two canes, Alvin lives a quiet life with his daughter Rose (Academy Award® winner† Sissy Spacek). But when the call comes that Alvin's estranged brother, Lyle (Harry Dean Stanton, The Green Mile), has suffered a debilitating stroke, Alvin embarks on a dangerous and emotional journey to make amends. With little money, but plenty of patience and tenacity, he climbs aboard his 1966 John Deere lawnmower and plots the 260-mile course from his small Iowa town to Lyle's home in Wisconsin.

Filmed along the actual route that the real Alvin Straight traveled in 1994, The Straight Story is a heartwarming and poignant drama chronicling Alvin's six-week odyssey and the many lives he touches along the way.

*1986, Best Director, Blue Velvet; 1980, Best Director, The Elephant Man. **1999, Best Actor, The Straight Story. †1980, Best Actress, Coal Miner's Daughter.
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Genres
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Picture Factory
 • Le Studio Canal+
 • Film Four
Media Companies:
 • Walt Disney Home Video
 • Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles
English
Tags
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
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Crew
Direction
David Lynch....Director
Writing
John Roach....Writer
Mary Sweeney....Writer
Production
Pierre Edelman....Executive Producer
Michael Polaire....Executive Producer
Mary Sweeney....Producer
Neal Edelstein....Producer
Cinematography
Freddie Francis....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Mary Sweeney....Film Editor
Music
Angelo Badalamenti....Composer
Sound
Susumu Tokunow....Production Sound Mixer
David Lynch....Sound Designer
Ron Eng....Supervising Sound Editor
John Neff....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Jack Fisk....Production Designer
Patricia Norris....Costume Designer
Bob Harper....Make-up Artist
Crist Ballas....Make-up Effects
Gary D'Amico....Visual Effects
Cast
Sissy Spacek....Rose
Jane Galloway Heitz....Dorothy
Joseph A. Carpenter....Bud
Donald Wiegert....Sig
Richard Farnsworth....Alvin
Tracey Maloney....Nurse
Dan Flannery....Doctor Gibbons
Jennifer Edwards-Hughes....Brenda
Ed Grennan....Pete
Jack Walsh....Apple
"Max the Wonder Dog"....Farm Dog
Gil Pearson....Bus Driver
Barbara June Patterson....Woman On Bus
Everett McGill....Tom the John Deere Dealer
Anastasia Webb....Crystal
Matt Guidry....Steve
Bill McCallum....Rat
Barbara Robertson....Deer Woman
James Cada....Danny Riordan
Sally Wingert....Darla Riordan
Barbara Kingsley....Janet Johnson
Jim Haun....Johnny Johnson
Wiley Harker....Verlyn Heller
Randy Wiedenhoff....Fireman #1
Jerry E. Anderson....Fireman #2
Kevin Farley....Harald
John Farley....Thorvald
John Lordan....Priest
Garrett Sweeney....Boy In Truck
Peter Sweeney....Boy In Truck
Tommy Fahey....Boy In Truck
Matt Fahey....Boy In Truck
Dan Fahey....Boy In Truck
Russ Reed....Mt. Zion Bartender
Leroy Swadley....Bar Patron
Ralph Feldhacker....Farmer On Tractor
Harry Dean Stanton....Lyle
Stephen Cinabro....Policeman (uncredited)
Gary D'Amico....Cyclist #1 (uncredited)
George A. Farr....Wendell (uncredited)
Jeremy Kent Jackson....Andy (uncredited)
Lana Schwab....Old Lady #1 (uncredited)