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The Right Stuff (9-Sep-1983)

Director: Philip Kaufman

Writer: Philip Kaufman

Based on a book: The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

Music by: Bill Conti

Producers: Irwin Winkler; Robert Chartoff

Keywords: Drama, Space Exploration, Cold War

Elite Air Force test pilots push the envelope of the possible, and after Sputnik compete for seats in the Mercury Program. Won Oscars for Best Original Score, Best Sound, Best Editing and Best Sound Effects Editing; received additional nominations for Best Picutre, Best Cinematography, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Set Decoration. Entered 2013 into the National Film Registry.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Kathy Baker
8-Jun-1950   Dr. Jill Brock on Picket Fences
Veronica Cartwright
20-Apr-1950   Alien
David Clennon
10-May-1943   Joshua Nankin on The Agency
Royal Dano
16-Nov-1922 15-May-1994 The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao
John Dehner
23-Nov-1915 4-Feb-1992 Carousel
Scott Glenn
26-Jan-1941   The Silence of the Lambs
Jeff Goldblum
22-Oct-1952   The Fly
Ed Harris
28-Nov-1950   The Rock
Levon Helm
26-May-1940 19-Apr-2012 Drummer for The Band
Lance Henriksen
5-May-1940   Aliens, Dead Man
Barbara Hershey
5-Feb-1948   Boxcar Bertha and Mary Magdalene
O-Lan Jones
23-May-1950   Esmeralda in Edward Scissorhands
Donald Moffat
26-Dec-1930 20-Dec-2018 British-American character actor
Anthony Muñoz
19-Aug-1958   Tackle, NFL Hall of Famer
Dennis Quaid
9-Apr-1954   Any Given Sunday
Pamela Reed
2-Apr-1949   Gail Green on Jericho
William Russ
20-Oct-1950   Roger LoCocco on Wiseguy
Eric Sevareid
26-Nov-1912 9-Jul-1992 CBS News journalist
Harry Shearer
23-Dec-1943   Almost half the voices on The Simpsons
Sam Shepard
5-Nov-1943 27-Jul-2017 Buried Child
Kim Stanley
11-Feb-1925 20-Aug-2001 Seance on a Wet Afternoon
Fred Ward
30-Dec-1942   Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
Scott Wilson
29-Mar-1942 6-Oct-2018 In Cold Blood
Chuck Yeager
13-Feb-1923   Test pilot, first to break speed of sound


Scott Glenn   ...   Alan Shepard
Ed Harris   ...   John Glenn
Barbara Hershey   ...   Glennis Yeager
Dennis Quaid   ...   Gordon Cooper
Pamela Reed   ...   Trudy Cooper
Sam Shepard   ...   Chuck Yeager
Kim Stanley   ...   Pancho Barnes
Fred Ward   ...   Gus Grissom
Veronica Cartwright   ...   Betty Grissom
David Clennon   ...   Liaison Man
Scott Wilson   ...   Scott Crossfield
Donald Moffat   ...   Lyndon B. Johnson
Levon Helm   ...   Jack Ridley
Jeff Goldblum   ...   Recruiter
Harry Shearer   ...   Recruiter
Charles Frank   ...   Scott Carpenter
Royal Dano   ...   Minister
John Dehner   ...   Henry Luce
Lance Henriksen   ...   Wally Schirra
Scott Paulin   ...   Deke Slayton
John P. Ryan   ...   Head of Program
Mary Jo Deschanel   ...   Annie Glenn
Kathy Baker   ...   Louise Shepard
Mickey Crocker   ...   Marge Slayton
Susan Kase   ...   Rene Carpenter
Mittie Smith   ...   Jo Schirra
Jim Haynie   ...   Air Force Major
Scott Beach   ...   Chief Scientist
Jane Dornacker   ...   Nurse Murch
Anthony Muņoz   ...   Gonzales
Darryl Henriques   ...   LIFE Reporter
Eric Sevareid   ...   Himself
William Russ   ...   Slick Goodlin
The Permanent Press Corps -- I fratelli Bologna
Drew Letchworth   ...   Press Corps
Christopher P. Beale   ...   Press Corps
Richard Dupell   ...   Press Corps
William Hall   ...   Press Corps
John X. Heart   ...   Press Corps
Ed Holmes   ...   Press Corps
Jack Bruno Tate   ...   Press Corps
Edward Anhalt   ...   Grand Designer
Mary Apick   ...   Woman Reporter
Robert Beer   ...   Dwight D. Eisenhower
Erik Bergmann   ...   Eddie Hodges
James M. Brady   ...   Aide to Lyndon B. Johnson
Katherine Conklin   ...   Woman TV Reporter
Maureen Coyne   ...   Waitress
Tom Dahlgren   ...   Bell Aircraft Executive
John Lion   ...   Bell Aircraft Executive
Peggy Davis   ...   Sally Rand
Robert Elross   ...   Review Board President
Drew Eshelman   ...   Assistant Scientist
Robert J. Geary   ...   Game Show M.C.
Maj. Royce Grones   ...   1st X-1 Pilot
David Gulpilil   ...   Aborigine
Anthony Wallace   ...   Australian Driver
Kaaren Lee   ...   Young Widow
Sandy Kronemeyer   ...   Cocoa Beach Girl
Frankie Di   ...   Cocoa Beach Girl
Michael Pritchard   ...   Texan
Ed Corbett   ...   Texan
O-Lan Jones   ...   Pretty Girl
Mark Todd   ...   Astronaut Trainee
Alan Gebhardt   ...   Astronaut Trainee
Levon Helm   ...   Narrator
Chuck Yeager   ...   Fred


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