The Right Stuff
Two-Disc Special Edition
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1983
Director: Philip Kaufman
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 085392-449927
Running time: 3:13 (193 Min.)
Casetype: Digipak, Slip Cover
Format: NTSC, 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: June 10, 2003
Collection type: Owned (#1175)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 15, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 9 / 10
Overview
In the middle of the 20th Century, America pondered its future – and looked to the skies. Based on Tom Wolfe's book, The Right Stuff is the tale of how that future began, a thrilling epic of intrepid test pilot Chuck Yeager and the seven pioneering astronauts of the Project Mercury space program. Philip Kaufman scripts and directs, pushing the envelope with a filmmaking bravado that matches this soaring story of training and heroism... and of sudden fame for which there is no training. Ed Harris, Barbara Hershey, Sam Shepard, Dennis Quaid and Fred Ward are among the perfect cast of this winner of 4 Academy Awards®* that in a pristine 20th-anniversary digital transfer remains the stuff of must-see entertainment. Let's light this candle, flyboys!

*1983: Best Film Editing, Original Score, Sound and Sound Effects Editing.
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Misc.
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Genres
Adventure
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Warner Bros. Pictures
 • The Ladd Company
Media Companies:
 • Warner Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Top 100 Movies
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
2Bonus Materials
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Closed Captioned
 • Interactive Timeline
Crew
Direction
Philip Kaufman....Director
Writing
Philip Kaufman....Screenwriter
Tom Wolfe....Original Material By
Production
Irwin Winkler....Producer
Robert Chartoff....Producer
James D. Brubaker....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Caleb Deschanel....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Glenn Farr....Film Editor
Lisa Fruchtman....Film Editor
Stephen A. Rotter....Film Editor
Douglas Stewart....Film Editor
Tom Rolf....Film Editor
Music
Bill Conti....Composer
Sound
Jay Boekelheide....Supervising Sound Editor
David R. B. MacMillan....Production Sound Mixer
Mark Berger....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Tom Scott....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Randy Thom....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Andy Wiskes....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Todd Boekelheide....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Geoffrey Kirkland....Production Designer
Gary Gutierrez....Visual Effects
Richard J. Lawrence....Art Director
W. Stewart Campbell....Art Director
Peter Romero....Art Director
J. Yvonne Curry....Make-up Artist
Karen Bradley....Make-up Artist
Jim Tyson....Costume Designer
Kenneth Pepiot....Visual Effects
Special Photographic Effects by USFX Colossal Pictures
Gary Gutierrez....Visual Effects
Cast
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
Mary Jo Deschanel....Annie Glenn
Scott Wilson....Scott Crossfield
Kathy Baker....Louise Shepard
Mickey Crocker....Marge Slayton
Susan Kase....Rene Carpenter
Mittie Smith....Jo Shirra
Royal Dano....Minister
David Clennon....Liaison Man
Jim Haynie....Air Force Major
Recruiters
Jeff Goldblum
Harry Shearer
Scott Beach....Chief Scientist
Jane Dornacker....Nurse Murch
Anthony Munoz....Gonzalez
John P. Ryan....Head of Program
Darryl Henriques....Life Reporter
Eric Sevareid....Eric Sevareid
William Russ....Slick Goodlin
The Permanent Press Corps
I Fratelli Bologna:
Drew Letchworth
Christopher P. Beale
Richard Dupell
William Hall
John X. Heart
Ed Holmes
Jack Bruno Tate
Edward Anhalt....Grand Designer
Mary Apick....Woman Reporter
Robert Beer....Dwight D. Eisenhower
Erik Bergmann....Eddie Hodges
James M. Brady....Aide to Lyndon B. Johnson
Katherine Conklin....Woman TV Reporter
Maureen Coyne....Waitress
Bell Aircraft Executives
Tom Dahlgren
John Lion
Peggy Davis....Sally Rand
John Dehner....Henry Luce
Robert Elross....Review Board President
Drew Eshelman....Assistant Scientist
Robert J. Geary....Game Show M.C.
Major Royce Grones....1st X-1 Pilot
David Gulpilil....Aborigine
Anthony Wallace....Australian Driver
Kaaren Lee....Young Widow
Cocoa Beach Girls
Sandy Kronemeyer
Frankie Di
Texans
Michael Pritchard
Ed Corbett
O-Lan Shepard....Pretty Girl
Astronaut Trainees
Mark Todd
Alan Gebhart
Levon Helm....Narrator (voice)
General Chuck Yeager....Fred
Bill Dana....Jose Jimenez (uncredited)
James Mathers....Capt. Mills (uncredited)