The Right Stuff
The Right Stuff 1983
Directed By Philip Kaufman
Screenplay By Philip Kaufman
Cast Fred Ward, Dennis Quaid, Ed Harris, Sam Shepard
Produced By Irwin Winkler
Film Editing By Glenn Farr, Lisa Fruchtman, Stephen A. Rotter, Tom Rolf, Douglas Stewart
Cinematography By Caleb Deschanel
Music By Bill Conti

The Ladd Company


United States


English, Russian

Release Date

October 21, 1983


192 Minutes

Rating R
Distributed By

Warner Bros.

Budget $22,000,000
Gross $21,192,102
Based on The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe



  • Fred Ward as Gus Grissom
  • Dennis Quaid as Gordon Cooper
  • Ed Harris as John Glenn
  • Scott Glenn as Alan Shepard
  • Sam Shepard as Chuck Yeager
  • Barbara Hershey as Glennis Yeager
  • Lance Henriksen as Walter Schirra
  • Veronica Cartwright as Betty Grissom
  • Jane Dornacker as Nurse Murch
  • Kim Stanley as Pancho Barnes
  • Pamela Reed as Trudy Cooper
  • Scott Paulin as Donald K. Slayton
  • Charles Frank as Scott Carpenter
  • Donald Moffat as Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Levon Helm as Jack Ridley
  • Mary Jo Deschanel as Annie Glenn
  • Scott Wilson as Scott Crossfield
  • Kathy Baker as Louise Shepard
  • Mickey Crocker as Marge Slayton
  • Susan Kase as Rene Carpenter
  • Mittie Smith as Jo Schirra
  • William Russ as Slick Goodlin
  • Robert Beer as Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Peggy Davis as Sally Rand
  • John Dehner as Henry Luce
  • Royce Grones as Jack Woolams



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