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The Straight Story (1999)


Written by Tim Dirks

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The Straight Story (1999)

In director David Lynch's atypical drama:

  • the low-key reunion scene between 73 year-old Iowan widower Alvin Straight (Richard Farnsworth) - after a long 6-week ride across Iowa and into neighboring Wisconsin on his lawn mower/tractor - and his 75 year-old sick estranged brother Lyle (Harry Dean Stanton) on the front porch
  • the only exchange of dialogue between the brothers:
    Lyle: "Sit down, Alvin. (Did) you ride that thing all the way out here to see me?"
    Alvin: "I did, Lyle."


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