In the middle of the 20th century, America pondered its future - and looked to the skies. Based on Tom Wolfe's book, The Right Stuff is the tale of how that future began, a thrilling epic of intrepid test pilot Chuck Yeager and the seven pioneering astronauts of the Project Mercury space program. Philip Kaufman scripts and directs, pushing the envelope with a filmmaking bravado that matches this soaring story of training and heroism; and of sudden fame for which there is no training. Ed Harris, Barbara Hershey, Sam Shepard, Dennis Quaid and Fred Ward are among the perfect cast of this winner of 4 Academy Awards* that in a pristine 20th-anniversary digital transfer remains the stuff of must-see entertainment. Let's light this candle, flyboys!

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The Right Stuff (1983)

PG

Adventure/Drama · 3h 13m · 8/21/1984

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How the future began.

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In the middle of the 20th century, America pondered its future - and looked to the skies. Based on Tom Wolfe's book, The Right Stuff is the tale of how that future began, a thrilling epic of intrepid test pilot Chuck Yeager and the seven pioneering astronauts of the Project Mercury space program. Philip Kaufman scripts and directs, pushing the envelope with a filmmaking bravado that matches this soaring story of training and heroism; and of sudden fame for which there is no training. Ed Harris, Barbara Hershey, Sam Shepard, Dennis Quaid and Fred Ward are among the perfect cast of this winner of 4 Academy Awards* that in a pristine 20th-anniversary digital transfer remains the stuff of must-see entertainment. Let's light this candle, flyboys!

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Companies

Ladd Company, The

Budget

$27,000,000

Revenue

$21,500,000
Part Of
Cast
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Sam Shepard

Chuck Yeager
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Scott Glenn

Alan Shepard
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Ed Harris

John Glenn
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Dennis Quaid

Gordon Cooper
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Fred Ward

Gus Grissom
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Barbara Hershey

Glennis Yeager
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Kim Stanley

Pancho Barnes
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Veronica Cartwright

Betty Grissom
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Pamela Reed

Trudy Cooper
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Scott Paulin

Deke Slayton
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Charles Frank

Scott Carpenter
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Lance Henriksen

Wally Schirra
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Donald Moffat

Lyndon B. Johnson
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Levon Helm

Jack Ridley / Narrator
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Mary Jo Deschanel

Annie Glenn
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Scott Wilson

Scott Crossfield
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Kathy Baker

Louise Shepard
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Mickey Crocker

Marge Slayton
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Susan Kase

Rene Carpenter
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Mittie Smith

Jo Schirra
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Royal Dano

Minister
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David Clennon

Liaison Man
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Jim Haynie

Air Force Major
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Jeff Goldblum

Recruiter
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Harry Shearer

Recruiter
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Scott Beach

Chief Scientist
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Jane Dornacker

Nurse Murch
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Anthony Munoz

Gonzales
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John P. Ryan

Head of Program
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Darryl Henriques

Life Reporter
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Eric Sevareid

Eric Sevareid
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William Russ

Slick Goodlin
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Drew Letchworth

The Permanent Press Corps
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Christopher P. Beale

The Permanent Press Corps
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Richard Dupell

The Permanent Press Corps
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William Hall

The Permanent Press Corps
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John X. Heart

The Permanent Press Corps
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Ed Holmes

The Permanent Press Corps
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Jack Bruno Tate

The Permanent Press Corps
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Edward Anhalt

Grand Designer
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Mary Apick

Woman Reporter
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Robert Beer

Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Erik Bergmann

Eddie Hodges
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James Brady

Aide to Lyndon B. Johnson (as James M. Brady)
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Katherine Conklin

Woman TV Reporter
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Maureen Coyne

Waitress
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Tom Dahlgren

Bell Aircraft Executive
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John Lion

Bell Aircraft Executive
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Peggy Davis

Sally Rand
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John Dehner

Henry Luce
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Robert Elross

Review Board President
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Drew Eshelman

Assistant Scientist
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Robert J. Geary

Game Show M.C.
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Royce Grones

1st X-1 Pilot (as Major Royce Grones)
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David Gulpilil

Aborigine
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Anthony Wallis

Australian Driver (as Anthony Wallace)
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Kaaren Lee

Young Widow
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Sandy Kronemeyer

Cocoa Beach Girl
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Frankie Di

Cocoa Beach Girl
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Michael Pritchard

Texan
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Ed Corbett

Texan
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O-Lan Jones

Girl at Pancho's (as O-Lan Shepard)
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Mark Todd

Astronaut Trainee
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Allen Gebhardt

Astronaut Trainee (as Alan Gebhart)
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Chuck Yeager

Fred (as General Chuck Yeager)
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Ed Sullivan

Himself (archive footage)
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Gilbert Bazan

Spectator (uncredited)
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Ronnie Dee Blaire

Voice Over (uncredited)
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Nikolai Bulganin

Himself - Viewing Parade for Gagarin (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Bill Dana

Jose Jimenez (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Yuri Gagarin

Himself - Embracing Khrushchev (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Lyndon Johnson

Himself - Standing Behind JFK (archive footage) (uncredited)
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John F. Kennedy

Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Nikita Khrushchev

Himself - Embracing Gagarin (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Christopher Kriesa

Mission control room man (uncredited)
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Georgi Malenkov

Himself - Viewing Parade for Gagarin (archive footage) (uncredited)
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James Mathers

Capt. Mills (uncredited)
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Anastas Mikoyan

Himself - Viewing Parade for Gagarin (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Mimi Sarkisian

New Mexico Nurse in Lobby (uncredited)
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Tony Toscano

Reporter (uncredited)
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Kliment Voroshilov

Himself - Viewing Parade for Gagarin (archive footage) (uncredited)
Crew
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Tom Wolfe

Writer
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Philip Kaufman

Director
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Philip Kaufman

Writer
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Disc Releases
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2/8/2011

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(DVD, Digipack)

6/10/2003

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The Right Stuff

(DVD, Snapper)

9/3/1997

Disc Title Front Cover

The Right Stuff

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

The Right Stuff

(DVD, Snapper)

6/30/2009

Disc Title Front Cover

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(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

The Right Stuff

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

11/7/2017

$12.18 -$2.79 (19%)

Disc Title Front Cover

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(Blu-ray, Digibook)

11/5/2013

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