The Right Stuff ()

directed by Philip Kaufman
featuring Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid, Fred Ward

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Covering some 15 years, The Right Stuff recounts the formation of America's space program, concentrating on the original Mercury astronauts. Scott Glenn plays Alan Shepard, the first American in space; Fred Ward is Gus Grissom, the benighted astronaut for whom nothing works out as planned; and Ed Harris is John Glenn, the straight-arrow "boy scout" of the bunch who was the first American to orbit the earth. The remaining four Mercury boys are Deke Slayton (Scott Paulin), Scott Carpenter (Charles Frank), Wally Schirra (Lance ...

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Jan 16, 2009

interesting enough, a little put on to make it hollywood-acceptable. Chuck Yeager never looked like the actor that portrays him (too tall - Gen Yeager is only about 5'-9"), but Allen Shepard's was a near-double.

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