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The Right Stuff (1983)

PG 02/17/1984 (US) DramaHistoryAdventure 3h 13m

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, Wally Schirra, and Gordon Cooper.

  1. Philip Kaufman

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Tom Wolfe


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  1. Sam Shepard

    Sam Shepard

    Chuck Yeager

  2. Scott Glenn

    Scott Glenn

    Alan Shepard

  3. Ed Harris

    Ed Harris

    John Glenn

  4. Dennis Quaid

    Dennis Quaid

    Gordon Cooper

  5. Fred Ward

    Fred Ward

    Gus Grissom

  6. Barbara Hershey

    Barbara Hershey

    Glennis Yeager

  7. Kim Stanley

    Kim Stanley

    Pancho Barnes

  8. Veronica Cartwright

    Veronica Cartwright

    Betty Grissom

  9. Pamela Reed

    Pamela Reed

    Trudy Cooper

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