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The Straight Story

The Straight Story recounts the slow moving true tale of a man who rode his ride-on lawnmower across America's Midwest to visit his sick brother. Starring Richard Farnsworth, this film reiterates the old adage: Slow and steady wins the race. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A
Violence: A
Sexual Content: A
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Theater Release: 14 Oct 1999
Video Release: 06 Nov 2000
MPAA Rating: G
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