The Right Stuff

This adaptation of the non-fiction novel by Tom Wolfe chronicles the first 15 years of America's space program. By focusing on the lives of the Mercury astronauts, including John Glenn (Ed Harris) and Alan Shepard (Scott Glenn), the film recounts the dangers and frustrations experienced by those involved with NASA's earliest achievements. It also depicts their family lives and the personal crises they endured during an era of great political turmoil and technological innovation.
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Credits

Director:

  • Philip Kaufman

Cast:

  • Sam Shepard
  • Scott Glenn
  • Ed Harris
  • Dennis Quaid
  • Fred Ward
  • Barbara Hershey
  • Kim Stanley
  • Veronica Cartwright
  • Jane Dornacker

Writers:

  • Philip Kaufman
  • Tom Wolfe

Producers:

  • James Brubaker
  • Robert Chartoff
  • Irwin Winkler

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