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    Senior Member Country: Vatican Sgt Sunshine's Avatar
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    I remember seeing a film some time ago about a chap who rides a lawnmower along main roads..
    Its set in America and I think he travels a long way....poss to see a relative...?
    I think in one scene the lawnmower breaks down and some people take him in and help to repair the machine.........
    Anyone any ideas on this film.....I don't remember anyone famous starring in it...
    Would love to see it again......
    Thanks in anticipation
    Sgt S

    PS Its definitely not "The Lawnmower Man".....

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    I think your looking for David Lynch's The Straight Story Sgt

    The Straight Story (1999) - IMDb

    An Excellent Film

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    The former stuntman Richard Farnsworth played the lawnmower driver on a journey to see his dieing brother. He became the oldest Oscar Best Actor nomination at the age of 79 for his performance. Sadley shot himself suffering with terminal cancer which was diagnosed during the shooting of The Straight Story.

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    Senior Member Country: Vatican Sgt Sunshine's Avatar
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    Thank you both......Yes that is the film I've racked my brains over........
    Sad to hear about his suicide.
    It is still available on Amazon....
    Many thanks
    Sgt S

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    Great film, apparently based on a true story.

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    Having just watched this, what a truly great film it is.
    The acting is good, the plot is good, and the camera work is very clever at times.

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