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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