The Right Stuff (1983)

PG   |    |  Adventure, Biography, Drama

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The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.




  • Ed Harris and Mary Jo Deschanel in The Right Stuff (1983)
  • Dennis Quaid and Scott Paulin in The Right Stuff (1983)
  • Donald Moffat in The Right Stuff (1983)
  • Caleb Deschanel and Philip Kaufman in The Right Stuff (1983)
  • Barbara Hershey and Sam Shepard in The Right Stuff (1983)
  • Caleb Deschanel in The Right Stuff (1983)

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21 August 2001 | cagney00
The Best Picture of 1983
This picture was selected as Best Picture of its year by 2 of the best movie reviewers in recent memory, Siskel & Ebert. They both chose this film because "it showed how things get done in America."

This is one of my favorite films. If you remember the space race (and not fantasize you do like some other reviewers on this page) and the Mercury astronauts were your heroes too, then watching this movie is like going home again.

As for the younger crowd? Watching this true story will be a lot of fun, and there are a lot of laughs. But more importantly, it will give you a look into a time when your country actually tried to do important things: not b/c they were easy, as President Kennedy said, but b/c they were hard. A concept so sadly lacking these days.

Watch everyone, and enjoy. It's quite a ride, and it all really happened.

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$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,601,167 23 October 1983

Gross USA:


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