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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- The B-29 mother ship for the Chuck Yeager/X-1 scenes was played by the Commemorative Air Force's "FIFI," the only B-29 in flyable condition. She was painted up to match the actual mother ship…More

- Scott Glenn was initially considered for the role of Chuck Yaeger but he expressed that he would rather play Alan Shepard instead and was cast in that part instead.

- When Ed Harris appeared in Apollo 13, it gave him the unique distinction of appearing with some of the same characters from The Right Stuff but played by different actors. Like Deke Slayton.…More

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