The Right Stuff (1983)

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.

Drama • History
Philip Kaufman
Sam Shepard  •  Scott Glenn  •  Ed Harris  •  Dennis Quaid

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