The Right Stuff (1983)

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.

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

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Sam Shepard Chuck Yeager
Scott Glenn Alan Shepard
Ed Harris John Glenn
Dennis Quaid Gordon Cooper
Fred Ward Gus Grissom
Barbara Hershey Glennis Yeager
Kim Stanley Pancho Barnes
Veronica Cartwright Betty Grissom
Harry Shearer NASA Recruiter
Pamela Reed Trudy Cooper
Jeff Goldblum NASA Recruiter
Scott Paulin Deke Slayton