The Straight Story

Continuity mistake: After Alvin zooms down the hill with his tractor, Danny Riordan and four other people help him. In the shot of Alvin standing next to his tractor, the tractor is facing the right side of the house, in the next shot, from Alvin's perspective, the tractor is facing the left side of the house.

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Factual error: In one scene Alvin is driving over a bridge on the Mississippi. He is going in to Prarie Du Chine but the bridge is in a different town, and he is going from east to west not west to east. The town he is driving into is Lansing, Iowa.

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Alvin Straight: There's no-one knows your life better than a brother that's near your age. He knows who you are and what you are better than anyone on earth. My brother and I said some unforgivable things the last time we met, but, I'm trying to put that behind me... and this trip is a hard swallow of my pride. I just hope I'm not too late... a brother's a brother.

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Trivia: Richard Farnsworth earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his portrayal as Alvin Straight. At the age of 79, Farnsworth was at the time the oldest person to be nominated for a Best Actor Oscar.

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