Winner of four Academy Awards for its technical achievements, and nominated for Best Picture, this adaptation of Tom Wolfe's bestseller appeared on almost every "Top Ten" Best Picture list for 1983. Featuring an all-star cast including Golden Globe-nominee Dennis Quaid ("Yours, Mine and Hours," "In Good Company"), Academy Award and Emmy- nominee and Golden Globe-winner Ed Harris ("A History of Violence," "A Beautiful Mind"), Scott Glenn ("Training Day," "Vertical Limit"), Academy Award-nominee and Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Barbara Hershey ("Falling Down," "Hoosiers") and acclaimed playwright-actor and Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe-nominee Sam Shepard ("Stealth," "The Notebook"), whose enigmatic portrayal of Chuck Yaeger garnered him an Academy Award-nomination.

From Yaeger -- the first man to break the sound barrier -- to the seven Mercury astronauts, it's the story of the birth of the U.S. Space Program.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

211 Ratings

211 Ratings

98% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 8.9/10
  • Fresh 43
  • Rotten 1

Critics Consensus: The Right Stuff packs a lot of movie into its hefty running time, spinning a colorful, fact-based story out of consistently engaging characters in the midst of epochal events.

12+ COMMON SENSE

Exciting '80s astronaut movie has cursing, sex.

Information

Studio
Warner Bros.
Released
Copyright
© 1982 The Ladd Company. All Rights Reserved<CR>

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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