The Straight Story
-Hey, Rose.|-Hey, Dorothy.
I'm gonna go over there.
Alvin! Alvin Straight!
Did you hear me hollerin' for|Rose? I wasn't lookin' for Rose.
-- I haven't seen Alvin today.|- Did I ask?
Straight, you're late!
-Come in, Bud.|- What the hell, Alvin?!
Where the hell are you?|I can't see a thing.
Over here, Bud. Watch your step.
What the hell's going on here?
What are you doin'|layin' on the floor? You nuts?
Supposed to be down|at Davmar's one hour ago.
What's going on?
-Oh, my God!|-Hey, Dorothy.
What you doin'? I'll call the bar|and tell 'em we're not comin'.
Are you crazy?|We have a stricken man here.
-Are you stricken, Alvin?|-Dorothy! Put the phone down!
Dad, what's all the yellin'?
Wh-what...uh,|have you done to my dad?
Oh, for cry eye!
-Are you OK, Dad?|-I just need a little help gettin' up, honey.
I'm goin' to Davmar's.|I'll be right back.
-I'm not goin'.|-Dad...
-I'm not goin'.|-You promised me, Dad.
OK, Mr Straight, you need to take off all your closes|except your underwear and put this robe on.
Just bring me the doctor.
You like birds.
I build...uh, birdhouses...|uh, for bluebirds.
Oh, that's nice.
Yeah, it's Pete...uh, Pete sells my...|uh, birdhouses...at the Ace Hardware.
-I'll look for them next time.|-Yeah?
This morning you fall and can't|get up, that's your hips, Alvin.
-And you'll need a walker now.|-No walker.
Fine, a second cane, then.
-I'd like to run some tests.|-No tests and no X-rays.
-It has a... a red roof.|-Another pretty one, Rose.
-I want to...uh, paint the...uh, next one blue.|-That's a good idea.
What ...uh, did the doctor say?
He said|I was gonna live to be 100.
I think I'll go|and mow the lawn.
-Uh, I can ...uh, cut it for you, Dad.|-I got it, sweetheart.
No, we'll...|we won't be mowin' today.
Storm's comin' in.
I love a lightnin' storm.
Uh, me too, Dad.
This is... is Rose.
Yeah... Yeah... Uh-huh.
Lyle? Oh, no...
OK... right... right...
I'll tell him.
Uh, that was...Bobby.
Uncle Lyle...had a...
No, Bobby,|he... he didn't say much.
Uh, they've both... uh, been so... uh, stubborn.
No, no,|it was longer, I remember.
It was...uh, July, uh, 7th,|19...88, uh, Bobby.
Bobby, I always...remember the dates.
I don't know...uh,|what he'll do.
Rose, I'm gonna go back on the road.
I've gotta go see Lyle.
How are you...?
Well, I...haven't quite|got that figured yet.
One, your eyes are bad.|That's why you don't... uh, drive your car.
which is...uh, 317 miles away.
You would have to...uh,|stay all night...in Des Moines.
Then there's no...|uh, bus...to Zion.
Three, you can hardly...uh, stand...|for two minutes...
Uh, four, uh,|you are...uh, 73 years old...
You were...uh, born|when, uh, Calvin...uh, Coolidge
was president...of America.
Uh, you are...|uh, 73 years old, Dad.
Rose, darlin', I'm not dead yet.
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