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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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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 (revealing mistake): When the astronauts are first introduced to the public, a matte line is clearly seen when they each stand up one by one.
  • Movie Goof (factual errors): The stock photo of a Redstone rocket taking off during Alan Shepard's launch in the film is not the actual launch of Freedom 7. Photographs of the actual launch shows an orange crane to the right in the picture, close to the rocket. In the movie, the crane is not seen, so it must be a different launch.
  • CAMEO(Chuck Yeager): the bartender.
  • The music accompanying John Glenn's orbit of the Earth is actually a song written by an Inuit woman on the set of Philip Kaufman's The White Dawn that was orchestrated by Henry Mancini for that film.
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