The Straight Story

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.

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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Danny Riordan, Clermont Resident: Well, you know, Alvin, there's a lot of hills bigger than Clairmont's between here and Zion. Even if you get that mower running again, it might still break down.
Alvin Straight: Well, you're a kind man talking to a stubborn man.

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