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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- American Airlines flight 1 crashed shortly after take off from Idlewild airport (IDL, now JFK) during the New York ticker tape parade for John Glenn after his space flight.

- William Goldman wrote the first draft of the screenplay. In his book "Adventures in the Screen Trade" he calls his meeting with director Philip Kaufman "a nightmare".

- Although Bill Conti's score won the Academy Award for "Best Music, Original Score" and suites based on the score were issued, no complete soundtrack album was released until 2009. That album…More

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