Right Stuff, The

Lists: Drama, Historical, Best Picture nominee 1980 to 1989

Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 1983: # 0)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Not enough ratings present.


Login To Rate

Streaming Options

Reviewer Rating Review
David Baruffi97

People Involved

  • Sam Shepard (Chuck Yeager)
  • Scott Glenn (Alan Shepard)
  • Ed Harris (John Glenn)
  • Dennis Quaid (Gordon Cooper)
  • Fred Ward (Gus Grissom)
  • Barbara Hershey (Glennis Yeager)
  • Kim Stanley (Pancho Barnes)
  • Veronica Cartwright (Betty Grissom)
  • Pamela Reed (Trudy Cooper)
  • Scott Paulin (Deke Slayton)
  • Charles Frank (Scott Carpenter)
  • Lance Henriksen (Wally Schirra)
  • Donald Moffat (Lyndon B. Johnson)
  • Levon Helm (Jack Ridley / Narrator)
  • Mary Jo Deschanel (Annie Glenn)
  • Tom Wolfe (Director)