The Right Stuff [30th Anniversary] [2 Discs] [Blu-ray] [1983]

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Special Features

  • Additional scenes
  • Biographical Profile: John Glenn: American Hero
  • The Journey And The Mission: scene-specific commentaries by director/screenwriter Philip Kaufman, cast and crew members
  • 3 Featurettes featuring cast, crew and the real-life heroes portrayed in the movie: Realizing The Right Stuff, T-20 Years And Counting and The Real Men with The Right Stuff


The Right Stuff
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 Henriksen) and Gordon Cooper (Dennis Quaid). Wolfe's original book related in straightforward fashion the dangers and frustrations facing the astronauts (including Glenn's oft-repeated complaint that it's hard to be confident when you know that the missile you're sitting on has been built by the lowest bidder), the various personal crises involving their families (Glenn's wife Annie, a stutterer, dreads being interviewed on television, while Grissom's wife Betty, angered that her husband is not regarded as a hero because his mission was a failure, bitterly declares "I want my parade!"), and the schism between the squeaky-clean public image of the Mercury pilots and their sometimes raunchy earthbound shenanigans. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Sam Shepard
    Sam Shepard - Chuck Yeager
  • Scott Glenn
    Scott Glenn - Alan Shepard
  • Ed Harris
    Ed Harris - John Glenn
  • Dennis Quaid
    Dennis Quaid - Gordon Cooper
  • Fred Ward
    Fred Ward - Gus Grissom

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