The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff Trailers

Original title The Right Stuff
Category Drama, History
UK Release Date
Production year 1983
Production Country
Directors Philip Kaufman
Cast Fred Ward, Dennis Quaid, Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, Sam Shepard, Barbara Hershey, Lance Henriksen, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Shearer, Jeff Goldblum, Kim Stanley, Pamela Reed, Scott Paulin, Donald Moffat, Charles Frank


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.