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The Right Stuff

1983 Rated PG 3hr 13m

Director Philip Kaufman and a stellar cast -- including Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn and Ed Harris -- chronicle NASA's early transition from breaking the sound barrier in 1947 to the expeditions of the Mercury astronauts in the 1960s. Richly variegated and surprisingly funny, this film adaptation of a novel by Tom Wolfe brilliantly depicts the personal, political and technological achievements it took for America to get ahead in the space race.

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Movie Details

1984 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
2009 AFI®
  • Top 100 Movies nominee
  • Top 100 Thrills nominee
1984 Academy Award®
  • Best Sound
  • Best Sound Effects Editing
  • Best Film Editing
  • Best Music Score
  • Best Picture nominee
  • Best Supporting Actor nominee: Sam Shepard
  • Best Art Direction nominee
  • Best Cinematography nominee
Parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+
Bonus material
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1


English, Spanish (Neutral), French

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 5.0, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; scene-specific audio commentary.