The Right Stuff

  • 1983
  • Movie
  • PG
  • Biography

Funny, trenchant account, based on Tom Wolfe's book, of the dawn of the space age, seen as both a shameless piece of media mythmaking, and as an act of genuine courage on the part of the first astronauts. The movie spans about 15 years, beginning with Chuck Yeager (Sam Shepard) breaking Mach 1, and concluding with a huge barbecue at the Astrodome at which...read more

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Tom Wolfe's factual account of the brave men who participated in the early years of our space program. Nominated for Best Picture Academy Award!

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00:32 — Tom Wolfe's factual account of the brave men who participated in the early years of our space program. Nominated for Best Picture Academy Award!
The Right Stuff trailer
The first astronauts fight for their place in space in The Right Stuff (1983), the film version of the book by Tom Wolfe.
(Movie Clip) Archie And Jughead
Early in the astronaut selection process, the head nurse (Jane Dornacker) instructs the trainees (Dennis Quaid, Lance Henriksen, Scott Paulin, Fred Wa (more…)
(Movie Clip) Did I Ever Let You Down?
The first vignette with the first future astronaut, Gordon Cooper (Dennis Quaid) and wife Trudy (Pamela Reed) arriving Edwards Air Force Base, 1953, i (more…)
(Movie Clip) What's That Sound?
Dropped from a B-29, Chuck Yeager (Sam Shepard) piloting the X1, in director Philip Kaufman's dramatization of the official breaking of the sound barr (more…)
(Movie Clip) No Buck Rogers
Ensemble scene, the Mercury astronauts (Dennis Quaid, Fred Ward, Scott Paulin, Charles Frank, Ed Harris as John Glenn, Scott Glenn as Alan Shepard) co (more…)
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03:29 — The Right Stuff is based on abook by Tom Wolfe. They recount the story of the first seven astronauts selected for the NASA space program, based on int (more…)

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  • Released: 1983
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: Funny, trenchant account, based on Tom Wolfe's book, of the dawn of the space age, seen as both a shameless piece of media mythmaking, and as an act of genuine courage on the part of the first astronauts. The movie spans about 15 years, beginning with Chuc… (more)

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