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The Right Stuff

Test pilot Chuck Yeager (Sam Shepard) and the first astronauts pioneer the U.S. space program.

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The Right Stuff

Description

Docudrama193 Mins1983
Starts07/22/2016Expires01/01/2030

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 (Ed Harris) and Alan Shepard (Scott Glenn), 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.

Moods

  • Inspiring
  • Emotional

Cast

  • Sam Shepardas Capt/Col. Chuck Yeager, Test Pilot

    Sam Shepardas Capt/Col. Chuck Yeager, Test Pilot

  • Scott Glennas Capt. Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr., Mercury Astronaut

    Scott Glennas Capt. Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr., Mercury Astronaut

  • Ed Harrisas Maj. John Herschel Glenn Jr., Mercury Astronaut

    Ed Harrisas Maj. John Herschel Glenn Jr., Mercury Astronaut

  • Dennis Quaidas Gordon Cooper

    Dennis Quaidas Gordon Cooper

  • Fred Wardas Gus Grissom

    Fred Wardas Gus Grissom

  • Barbara Hersheyas Glennis Yeager

    Barbara Hersheyas Glennis Yeager