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The Right Stuff

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.

Details

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Released: Oct 21st, 1983
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-- General Information --
Rating: PG
Runtime: 193 Minutes
Genres: Adventure / Drama / History
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The Right Stuff Main Cast

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Sam Shepard
Sam Shepard
plays Chuck Yeager
Scott Glenn
Scott Glenn
plays Alan Shepard
Ed Harris
Ed Harris
plays John Glenn
Dennis Quaid
Dennis Quaid
plays Gordon Cooper
Fred Ward
Fred Ward
plays Gus Grissom
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Movie Goof (factual errors): When the seven astronauts are at a bar that has an underwater view of the pool outside, Deke Slayton can be seen being chased by several girls while waving at the astronauts inside the bar. Deke Slayton couldn't swim.
  • On Roger Ebert's list of Great Movies.
  • Original composer John Barry left the film because he found it impossible to understand what Philip Kaufman wanted from the score, citing a meeting where the director described his ideal score as "sounding like you're walking in the desert and you see a cactus, and you put your foot on it, but it just starts growing up through your foot."
  • Movie Goof (continuity error): When Yeager is setting the speed record at Mach 2.5, close shots show his aircraft cutting through bank after bank of clouds; yet shots from the ground show him streaking through a clear sky.
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