The Straight Story

"Alvin Ray Straight (17 October 1920 – 9 November 1996) was a resident of Laurens, Iowa. He gained fame for traveling 240 miles (390 km) on a 1966 John Deere riding lawn mower to visit his 80-year-old ill brother in Mount Zion, Wisconsin. His brother had recently had a stroke. At a top speed of 5 miles per hour (8.0 km/h), the journey took six weeks. The trip took place in the summer of 1994 when Alvin was 73 years old.
Straight's story was adapted into the film The Straight Story, directed by David Lynch, which starred Richard Farnsworth (in an Oscar nominated role) as Alvin Straight.
Farnsworth was diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer in the early 90's. By 1999, he had been diagnosed as having terminal bone cancer. He made the movie The Straight Story while in considerable pain.
Farnsworth shot himself at his ranch in Lincoln, New Mexico."

1 comentários:

sofya disse...

é este o filme que pensei de que falavas sim.
a imagem é exactamente a que me ocorreu.. vou ter de ver.
David Lynch é sempre bom!!! :)