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The Right Stuff
Director: Philip Kaufman (Dir)
Release Date:   1983
Premiere Information:   Los Angeles and New York openings: 21 Oct 1983
Duration (in mins):   193
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Cast:   Sam Shepard (Chuck Yeager)  
    Scott Glenn (Alan Shepard)  
    Ed Harris (John Glenn)  
    Dennis Quaid (Gordon Cooper)  
    Fred Ward (Gus Grissom)  

Distribution Company: The Ladd Company  
Director: Philip Kaufman (Dir)
Producer: Irwin Winkler (Prod)
  Robert Chartoff (Prod)
Writer: Philip Kaufman (Wrt)
Photography: Caleb Deschanel (Dir of photog)
Art Direction: Geoffrey Kirkland (Prod des)
Film Editor: Glenn Farr (Film ed)
  Lisa Fruchtman (Film ed)
  Stephen A. Rotter (Film ed)
  Tom Rolf (Film ed)
  Douglas Stewart (Film ed)
Music: Bill Conti (Mus)
MPAA Rating: PG
Country: United States
Language: English

Source Text: Based on the novel The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe (New York, 1979).
Authors: Tom Wolfe

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
The Ladd Company 20/1/1984 dd/mm/yyyy PA201452

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Genre: Adventure
Sub-Genre: Aviation

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Hollywood Reporter   11 Oct 1983   p. 3, 31.
Los Angeles Times   21 Oct 1983   p. 1.
New York Times   21 Oct 1983   p. 3.
Variety   12 Oct 1983   p. 20.

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