The Straight Story

Corrected entry: In the scene where Alvin Straight is going to shoot his old lawnmower, you can see he walks outside carrying a double-barrel shotgun. You then hear him take three shots in fairly rapid succession. He could have only fired twice before needing to reload.

Correction: What you hear is two shots and an echo, hence the rapid succession.

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Quotes

Alvin Straight: I want to thank you for your kindness to a stranger.
Danny Riordan, Clermont Resident: It's been a genuine pleasure having you here, Alvin. Write to us some time.
Alvin Straight: I will.

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Mistakes

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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Trivia

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

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