The Right Stuff (1983)

Director
Philip Kaufman

Main cast
Fred Ward; Dennis Quaid; Ed Harris; Scott Glenn; Sam Shepard

Genres
Drama, History

Description
Tom Wolfe's book on the history of the U.S. Space program reads like a novel, and the film has that same fictional quality. It covers the breaking of the sound barrier by Chuck Yeager to the Mercury 7 astronauts, showing that no one had a clue how to run a space program or how to select people to be in it. Thrilling, funny, charming and electrifying all at once.


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