November 3, 1999
Alvin Straight, a World War II veteran with a number of ailments who lives with his mentally disabled daughter Rose, learns that his brother Lyle has had a stroke. Although Alvin and Lyle have not spoken in ten years, Alvin decides that family is important enough that he needs to go and visit his brother. However, Alvin no longer has a license, so he decides that he will travel to visit his brother on a riding lawnmower while towing a small trailer behind. Along the way, he meets a number of people including a pregnant hitchhiker, a group of cyclists and a priest and exchanges bits of wisdom with them. Finally, he reaches Lyle's house and the two sit together and look at the stars.