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The Right Stuff

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MPAA Rating: PG
Genre: Docudrama
Director: Philip Kaufman

This adaptation of the non-fiction novel by Tom Wolfe chronicles the first 15 years of America's space program. By focusing on the lives of the Mercury astronauts, including John Glenn and Alan Shepard, the film recounts the dangers and frustrations experienced by those involved with NASA's earliest achievements. It also depicts their family lives and the personal crises they endured during an era of great political turmoil and technological innovation.

Cast :

  • Sam Shepard
  • Capt/Col. Chuck Yeager, Test Pilot
  • Scott Glenn
  • Capt. Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr., Mercury Astronaut
  • Ed Harris
  • Maj. John Herschel Glenn Jr., Mercury Astronaut
  • Dennis Quaid
  • Gordon Cooper
  • Fred Ward
  • Gus Grissom
  • Barbara Hershey
  • Glennis Yeager
  • Kim Stanley
  • Pancho Barnes
  • Veronica Cartwright
  • Betty Grissom
  • Jane Dornacker
  • The Right Stuff
Producers :
Robert Chartoff , Irwin Winkler
Writers :

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