“The Straight Story” quotes(1999)
Plot – Alvin Straight is 73-years-old and lives with his daughter Rose in Laurens, a small town in Iowa. Alvin isn't good but he refuses examinations and medicines. As he learns his brother Lyle has had a heart attack, Alvin wants to visit him as they haven't seen for ten years. The old man doesn't have a driving licence and chooses to drive an old lawn mower heading to Zion, in Wisconsin. After five weeks, the lawn mower stops due to mechanical problems and Alvin is helped by a local family. When finally he arrives to Zion, he reaches Lyle's house. The two old men look at each other without saying a word. They just look at the sky and at the stars together.
All actors – Sissy Spacek, Jane Galloway Heitz, Joseph A. Carpenter, Donald Wiegert, Richard Farnsworth, Tracey Maloney, Dan Flannery, Jennifer Edwards-Hughes, Ed Grennan, Jack Walsh, Max Dog the Wonder, Gil Pearson, Barbara June Patterson, Everett McGill, Anastasia Webb, Matt Guidry, Bill McCallum, Barbara E. Robertson, James Cada, Sally Wingert, Barbara Kingsley, Jim Haun, Wiley Harker, Randy Wiedenhoff, Jerry E. Anderson, Kevin P. Farley, John Farley, John Lordan, Garrett Sweeney, Peter Sweeney, Tommy Fahey, Matt Fahey, Dan Fahey, Russ Reed, Leroy Swadley, Ralph Feldhacker, Harry Dean Stanton, Stephen Cinabro, Gary D'Amico, George A. Farr, Jeremy Kent Jackson, Lana Schwabshow all
“The Straight Story” Quotes 10 quotes
“- Lyle Straight, Alvin's Brother: Did you ride that thing all the way out here to see me?
- Alvin Straight: I did, Lyle.”
“I haven't had a drink in a lotta years, but now I'm gonna have me a cold beer.”
“- Alvin Straight: Well, they may be mad. I don't think they're mad enough to want to lose you, or your little problem.
- Crystal: I don't know about that.
- Alvin Straight: Well, of course, neither do I, but a warm bed and a roof sounds a mite better than eating a hot dog on a stick with an old geezer that's travelling on a lawnmower.”
“Anger, vanity, you mix that together with liquor, you've got two brothers that haven't spoken in ten years. Ah, whatever it was that made me and Lyle so mad... don't matter anymore. I want to make peace, I want to sit with him, look up at the stars... like we used to do, so long ago.”
“There's no one who 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...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Rat: What's the worst part about being old, Alvin?
- Alvin Straight: Well, the worst part of being old is rememberin' when you was young.”
“- Alvin Straight: You don't think about getting old when you're young... you shouldn't.
- Steve: There must be something good about gettin' old.
- Alvin Straight: Well, I can't imagine anything good about being blind and lame at the same time but, still at my age, I've seen about all that life has to dish out. I know to separate the wheat from...” (continue)(continue reading)