The Right Stuff

1983

PG

193 Min

The Right Stuff

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Tom Wolfe's book on the history of the U.S. Space program reads like a novel, and the film has that same fictional quality. It covers the breaking of the sound barrier by Chuck Yeager to the Mercury 7 astronauts, showing that no one had a clue how to run a space program or how to select people to be in it. Thrilling, funny, charming and electrifying all at once.

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Released:
Oct 21st, 1983
Budget:
$27,000,000.00
Revenue:
$21,500,000.00
Country:
USA

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Right Stuff, The (Trailer 1)

Posted: 2 years ago

Tom Wolfe's factual account of the brave men who participated in the early years of our space program. Nominated for Best Picture Academy Award!

The Right Stuff

Posted: 15 years ago

Tom Wolfe's factual account of the brave men who participated in the early years of our space program. Nominated for Best Picture Academy Award!

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- Parachute stuntman Joseph Leonard Svec was killed in an accident while filming the scene where Chuck Yeager loses control of an experimental aircraft and bails out. Svec's helmet filled with…More

- While several of the lead actors chose to meet their real-life counterparts, Scott Glenn elected not to meet with Alan Shepard. Scott said he wanted to get down Shepard's character and…More

- An early press release announced that Ellen Barkin was cast in the film. Her part was eventually recast.

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