The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff

DVD - 1997
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The story of how seven cocky pilots became the astronauts of Project Mercury and pioneered America's launch into the space race.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 1997, c1983
ISBN: 9780790731544
0790731541
Branch Call Number: DVD RIG
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (193 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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ashakydd
Mar 17, 2017

This is one of those films that is an example of how the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences usually misses the mark when handing out awards. Though the piece of history that this film covers is an interesting period for me, I found the story lacking as it meandered from one event to another often focusing on random events which are not necessarily all that important while glazing over other events that are more historically valuable.
This is a film that is ripe for rebooting.

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akirakato
May 18, 2016

This is a 1983 American epic semi-docudrama directed by Philip Kaufman, adapted from Tom Wolfe's best-selling 1979 book of the same name about the Navy, Marine and Air Force test pilots who were involved in aeronautical research at Edwards Air Force Base, California, as well as the seven military pilots who were selected to be the astronauts for Project Mercury---the first manned spaceflight by the United States.
The film shows the events of breaking the sound barrier as well as the historical events of the Mercury project.
Although it is a fascinating entertaining piece, it is slow-paced at times with tedious dramas.

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librarianatlarge
Jan 20, 2015

Just watched this again for the first time since it was first released. Excellent movie. Great cast, but I especially enjoyed Dennis Quaid's performance as the super cocky Gordo Cooper. A very long movie, but well worth watching.

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mogollon
Dec 29, 2014

A fantastic movie. Great characters and pacing.

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Lizard42
Dec 09, 2012

Good enough history and people, but quite slow, surprisingly, given the subject matter.

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stse88
Oct 09, 2011

Great movie.

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