The City of Absurdity The Straight Story
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Cast (in credits order)

Richard Farnsworth: Alvin Straight
Sissy Spacek: Rose
Jane Heitz: Dorothy
Everett McGill: Tom the Dealer
Jennifer Edwards: Brenda
Barbara E. Robertson: Derr Woman
John Farley: Thorvald
John Lordan: Priest
Harry Dean Stanton: Lyle

rest of cast listed alphabetically

Stephen Cinabro: Policeman
Gary D'Amico: Cyclist #1
Kevin P. Farley: Rat
George A. Farr: Wendell
Ralph Feldhacker: Harold
Don Flannery: Doctor Gibbons
Ed Grennan: Pete
Barbara Ann Grimes: Verlyn Heller
Wiley Harker: Janet Johnson
Jeremy Jackson: Andy
Barbara June Patterson
Barbara Kingsley: Darla Riordan
Lucina Paquet: Crystal
Gil Pearson: Bus Driver
Lana Schwab: Old Lady #1
Jack Walsh: Apple
Anastasia Webb: Alice
Donald Wieggert: Sig
Sally Wingert: Deer Woman



Directed by David Lynch
Written by Mary Sweeney, John Roach
Produced by Mary Sweeney, Neil Edelstein, Alain Sarde
Executive Producer Pierre Edelman, Michael Polaire

Original music by Angelo Badalamenti
Cinematography by Freddie Francis
Film Editing by Mary Sweeney
Production Design by Jack Fisk
Set Decoration Barbara Haberecht
Costume Design by Patricia Norris


Other Data

Filmed on location in Iowa and Wisconsin in September and October 1998, various scenes were filmed in Laurens IA, including some in Straight's home.

Budget: US $10 million

Release Dates:
US: October 8 (limited) 22 (wide), 1999 - Walt Disney Pictures
Germany: December 2 - Senator Film
UK: December 3 - Film Four
France: November 4 - BAC Films
Denmark: November 19, 1999
The Netherlands: December 2, 1999
Austria: Winter 1999-2000
Australia: First quarter of 2000
Czech Republic: April 2000
Poland: January 7, 2000

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