The Straight Story

Lists: Drama, Independent Film Award Nominees - BIFA

Brief Synopsis: ""The Straight Story" chronicles a trip made by 73-year-old Alvin Straight from Laurens, Iowa, to Mt. Zion, Wisconsin, in 1994 while riding a lawn mower. The man undertook his strange journey to mend his relationship with his ill, estranged, 75-year-old brother Lyle."

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People Involved

  • Richard Farnsworth (Alvin Straight)
  • Sissy Spacek (Rose Straight)
  • Jane Galloway Heitz (Dorothy, Straights Next-Door Neighbor)
  • Joseph A. Carpenter (Bud)
  • Donald Wiegert (Sig)
  • Tracey Maloney (Nurse)
  • Dan Flannery (Doctor Gibbons)
  • Ed Grennan (Pete)
  • Jack Walsh (Apple)
  • 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, Alvins Brother)
  • Anastasia Webb (Crystal)
  • John Lordan (Priest)
  • David Lynch (Director)