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The Right Stuff (1983)

PG
193 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.
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Philip Kaufman (written for the screen by) | Tom Wolfe (based on the book by)
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$ 27,000,000
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$ 1,601,167
Gross (USA)
$ 21,500,000
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Release date
Feb 17, 1984 (United States)

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7.9 / 10 | 50,194 votes