The Right Stuff (1983) (Movie)

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The Right Stuff is a 1983 American epic drama film that was adapted from Tom Wolfe's best-selling 1979 book of the same name about the Navy, Marine and Air Force test pilots who were involved in aeronautical research at Edwards Air Force Base, California, as well as the seven military pilots who were selected to be the astronauts for Project Mercury, the first manned spaceflight by the United States. The Right Stuff stars Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, Sam Shepard, Fred Ward, Dennis Quaid and Barbara Hershey. Levon Helm is the narrator in the introduction and elsewhere in the film, as well as having a co-starring role as Air Force test pilot Jack Ridley. In 2013 the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Wikipedia


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The Right Stuff is a member of the following lists: American films, English-language films, United States National Film Registry films, American drama films, Warner Bros. films, Aviation films, Films whose editor won the Best Film Editing Academy Award, Films set in the 1940s, Films set in the 1960s and Films shot in California.

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Alan Shepard: Dear Lord, please don't let me fuck up.
Gordon Cooper: I didn't quite copy that. Say again, please.
Alan Shepard: I said everything's A-OK.


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Nominated for 21 Awards | Won 10

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