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The Straight story [videorecording] / 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.

Lynch, David, 1946- (Director). Sweeney, Mary. (Added Author). Edelstein, Neal (Added Author). Roach, John. (Added Author). Farnsworth, Richard, 1920-2000 (Added Author). Spacek, Sissy (Added Author). Stanton, Harry Dean, 1926-2017 (Added Author). Walt Disney Pictures. (Added Author). Picture Factory (Added Author). Studio Canal+ (Added Author). Film Four International (Added Author). Walt Disney Home Video (Firm) (Added Author). Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author). Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Harry Dean Stanton. (Cast).

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  • 5 of 5 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library DVD FIC STR (Text) 33892005055422 Adult DVDs DVD None 07/15/2014 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0788823337
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : Walt Disney Home Video, [1999?]
  • Distributor: Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.

Content descriptions

General Note:
DVD lacks chapter stops.
Originally released as motion picture.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Freddie Francis ; editor, Mary Sweeney ; music, Angelo Badalamenti.
Participant or Performer Note:
Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Harry Dean Stanton.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: G.
System Details Note:
DVD; Dolby digital 5.1; 2.35:1 aspect ratio; letterbox format.
Language Note:
Closed-captioned.
Awards Note:
Academy Awards, USA, 2000: nominated, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Richard Farnsworth. ). Cannes Film Festival, 1999: nominated, Palme d'Or. Chlotrudis Awards, 2000: 3 nominations, Best Actor (Farnsworth); Best Cinematography; Best Supporting Actress (Sissy Spacek). Golden Globes, USA, 2000: 2 nominations, Best Original Score - Motion Picture (Angelo Badalamenti); Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama (Farnsworth). New York Film Critics Circle: best actor (Farnsworth), best cinematography; 1999 Screen International Award: best picture (Non-European)
Subject: Straight, Alvin > Drama.
Feature films.
Families > Middle West > Drama.
Reconciliation > Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired

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