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The Straight Story (1999) Poster

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Alvin: I'd give each one of 'em a stick and, one for each one of 'em, then I'd say, 'You break that.' Course they could real easy. Then I'd say, 'Tie them sticks in a bundle and try to break that.' Course they couldn't. Then I'd say, "That bundle... that's family."

Alvin Straight: You don't think about getting old when you're young... you shouldn't.

Cyclist #1: 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 the chaff, and let the small stuff fall away.

Cyclist #2: So, uh, 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: There's no one 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 brother.

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Alvin Straight: The worst part of being old is remembering when you was young.

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Dorothy: What's the number for 911?

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Sig: What do you need that grabber for, Alvin?

Alvin: Grabbin'.

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[last lines]

Lyle Straight, Alvin's Brother: Did you ride that thing all the way out here to see me?

Alvin Straight: I did, Lyle.

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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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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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Alvin Straight: 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.

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Alvin Straight: I haven't had a drink in a lotta years, but now I'm gonna have me a cold beer.

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Hard-ware store guy: He'll never make it to the Grotto.

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[first lines]

Dorothy: Hi Rose.

Rose 'Rosie' Straight: Hi Dorothy.

Alvin Straight: [can be heard collapsing inside his house]

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