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THE RIGHT STUFF

THE RIGHT STUFF

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THE RIGHT STUFF

  • Directed by Philip Kaufman
  • Starring Sam Shepard, Scott Glen, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid
  • 1983 | 192mins | USA | rated (15)

HOW THE FUTURE BEGAN.


A chronicle of the original Mercury astronauts in the formation of America’s space program: Alan Shepherd, the first American in space; Gus Grissom, the benighted astronaut for whom nothing works out as planned; John Glenn, the straight-arrow ‘boy scout’ of the bunch who was the first American to orbit the earth; and the remaining pilots: Deke Slayton, Scott Carpenter and Wally Schirra.