The Right Stuff (Widescreen)

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The Right Stuff (Widescreen)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 3 hours, 13 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1983
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround - English, French
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , , &
Performer: , , , , , , , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by , , , &
Screenplay by
Composition by
Cameo:
Produced by &
Director of Photography:
Executive Production by

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"Punch a hole in the sky."
  - Glennis Yeager (Barbara Hershey) to Chuck Yeager (Sam Shepard)

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1983 - Best Film Editing
Academy Awards 1983 - Best Original Score: Bill Conti
Academy Awards 1983 - Best Sound
Academy Awards 1983 - Best Sound Effects Editing

Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 10/21/1983
"...Rousing....Probably the brightest and the best rookie/cadet movie ever made..."
New York Times - 12/25/1983
Included in The New York Times "10 BEST FILMS OF 1983"
Variety - 10/12/1983
"...Full of beauty, intelligence and excitement....[The film] provides a fresh, entertaining look back at the recent past....[The] cinematography is lustrous and impeccably clean..."
USA Today - 01/15/1993
"...One of the best Hollywood movies of the past 20 years..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 02/16/2003
"...Kaufman's love for the Yaeger character pays off in the magical closing sequence of the film..."
Entertainment Weekly - 12/19/2003
"...Flying at its coolest..."
Premiere - 03/01/2004
"[The film] delivers real exuberance....Time has been good to it."

Product Description:

This epic chronicle of the seven pilots chosen to become astronauts for Project Mercury is based on the novel by Tom Wolfe. Deep in the desert during the 1950s, army test pilots courageously fought to break the sound barrier. These maverick men would stop at nothing to achieve winning speed. Led by their champion, Chuck Yeager (Sam Shepard), they caroused at the local watering hole while sharing tales of extreme sport and bravery--until the Russians successfully sent their Sputnik satellite into the skies, and the United States government panicked, quickly launching a space program of its own. In an effort to find the right men for the job, the government searched the desert and the seas, compiling a crew of daredevil space cowboys willing to do anything for the chance to represent America in the space race. After grueling medical, physical, and psychological tests, seven men were left standing, led by American hero John Glenn (Ed Harris), test pilots Gordon Cooper (Dennis Quaid), Gus Grissom (Fred Ward), and Scott Carpenter (Charles Frank), and Navy man Alan Shepard (Scott Glenn). With the help of the media and the government, these men became overnight heroes, sacrificing their freedom and their families for the dream of space travel. This piercing exploration of the men and wives behind the mission serves as a testament to the determination of America to dominate the field of space exploration, while offering an intriguing portrait of a period in which America wanted to believe in perfect men and their perfect wives, even if the reality was vastly more complex. Philip Kaufman's gripping film also features fabulous special effects and stunning aerial cinematography.

Plot Synopsis:

THE RIGHT STUFF is the epic chronicle of the seven pilots chosen to be the astronauts of Project Mercury. Also featured is the story of Chuck Yeager, the test pilot who first broke the sound barrier.

Plot Keywords:

Achievers | Action | Adventure | Essential Cinema | High Flying | Recommended | Space Exploration | Suspense | Thriller | True Story

Production Notes:

  • Look for the cameo appearance by real-life pilot Chuck Yeager as a bartender.
  • Film was originally rated R by the MPAA but received a PG on appeal.

Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 91,050
  • UPC: 883929165148
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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