About

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...

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Directed by

David Lynch

Written by

Mary Sweeney (Screenplay)
John Roach (Screenplay)

Runtime

112 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Cast

Keywords

sibling relationship biography family family relationships independent film based on a true story road movie mississippi wisconsin lawnmower iowa elderly man

Photos

Lists

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role Richard Farnsworth