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The Right Stuff

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The Right Stuff

Release Date: October 20, 1983

Year    :   1983
Slogan    :   «How the future began.»
Genres    :   Drama, History, Adventure
Production Companies    :   The Ladd Company
Director    :   Philip Kaufman
Producers    :   Lynn Stalmaster, James D. Brubaker, Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff
Writers    :   Philip Kaufman, Tom Wolfe
RunTime    :   193 mins.
Budget    :   27000000
Revenue    :   21500000

A chronicle of the original Mercury astronauts in the formation of America's space program: Alan Shepherd, the first American in space; Gus Grissom, the benighted astronaut for whom nothing works out as planned; John Glenn, the straight-arrow 'boy scout' of the bunch who was the first American to orbit the earth; and the remaining pilots: Deke Slayton, Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra, and Gordon Cooper.

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