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738 Ratings

The Right Stuff

Directed by Philip Kaufman
United States, 1983
Adventure, Drama, History


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

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The Right Stuff Directed by Philip Kaufman

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1984 | 4 wins including: Best Sound

1984 | 4 nominations including: Best Picture

National Board of Review

1983 | Winner: Top Ten Films

Critics reviews

The film is more than a simple glorification of American spirit and achievement: Kaufman allows for the faults to show, those of the government, the pilots and astronauts, and their families. Myths of heroism are cast aside and replaced with a more realistic consideration of these still remarkable men. A contemporary epic, and a modern American classic.
June 28, 2013
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