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The Right Stuff
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Sam Shepard Sam Shepard
Chuck Yeager
Scott Glenn Scott Glenn
Alan Shepard
Ed Harris Ed Harris
John Glenn
Dennis Quaid Dennis Quaid
Gordon Cooper
Fred Ward Fred Ward
Gus Grissom
Barbara Hershey Barbara Hershey
Glennis Yeager
Kim Stanley Kim Stanley
Pancho Barnes
Veronica Cartwright Veronica Cartwright
Betty Grissom

Written by
Tom Wolfe Tom Wolfe
Philip Kaufman Philip Kaufman


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5 years, 7 months ago at Jun 21 9:05
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I was never really attracted to this movie. It probably had to do with the title which I found, one hand, annoyingly patriotic and, on the other hand, just plain lame. But I kept saying this movie being recommended. It has been nominated for the best picture academy award, it is on the '1001 movies you must see before you die' and according Roger Ebert, it is even best movie from made in the 80's,... read more
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Description: THE RIGHT STUFF is the epic chronicle of the seven pilots chosen to be the astronauts of Project Mercury. Also featured ... Full Descriptionis the story of Chuck Yeager, the test pilot who first broke the sound barrier. This epic chronicle of the seven pilots chosen to become astronauts for Project Mercury is based on the novel by Tom Wolfe. Deep in the desert during the 1950s, army test pilots courageously fought to break the sound barrier. These maverick men would stop at nothing to achieve winning speed. Led by their champion, Chuck Yeager (Sam Shepard), they caroused at the local watering hole while sharing tales of ex ... (more)
Release date: 17 February 1984
UPC: 085392002726
Tags: Drama (11), Historical (9), Adventure (7), Space (6), 1980s (6), Fire (5), History (5), Space Program (4), Astronaut (4), Flirting (4), 1950s (4), Spacecraft (4), Senator (4), Heroism (4), Marine (4), Chimpanzee (4), 1983 (4), Space Exploration (4), Aerospace Film (3), Beach (3)
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